These are the books on my bookstore’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI) kids display this year:
First sentence: “There are many legends about my mother.”
If you came here wondering if this book is like watching a Chinese romantic xianxia drama, then you’re in the right place because The Daughter of the Moon Goddess has that vibe.
All Xingyin knows is her home on the moon with her mother, the beloved Moon goddess Chang’e, but when the Celestial army come knocking on their door, Xingyin is forced to flee and leave her mother behind. She makes her way to the Celestial Kingdom and by happenstance, she befriends the crown Prince Liwei and becomes his study companion. She learns everything from herbology to fighting with weapons and magic (eventually fighting legendary creatures) in order to figure out how to free her mother from the moon.
I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?
Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe), and discuss cover changes.
New decade, new The Novel Hermit. (That’s the saying, right?)