Shadows on the Moon

Shadows on the Moon

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A powerful tale of magic, love, and revenge set in fairy-tale Japan. Trained in the magical art of shadow-weaving, sixteen-year-old Suzume is able to re-create herself in any form -- a fabulous gift for a girl desperate to escape her past. But who is she really? Is she a girl of noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother's new husband, Lord Terayama? Or a lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama's kitchens? Or is she Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands? Whatever her true identity, Suzume is destined to use her skills to steal the heart of a prince in a revenge plot to destroy Terayama. And nothing will stop her, not even the one true aspect of her life- her love for a fellow shadow-weaver.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 447 pages
  • 152.4 x 210.82 x 38.1mm | 589.67g
  • Candlewick Press (MA)
  • United States
  • English
  • 1-COLOR
  • 0763653446
  • 9780763653446
  • 925,591

Review quote

Beautifully written, with diverse and fascinating characters, an intriguing plot, and a romance that will steal your heart. One of the most innovative fairy-tale retellings I've read in years. --R.J. Anderson, author of Spellhunter and Ultraviolet Shadows on the Moon weaves a spell as deft as any by its main character. Beautiful and cruel; a mesmerizing read with an intoxicating love story. --L.A. Weatherly, author of Angel Burn and Angel Fire The lyrical prose of Shadows on the Moon captures the essence of the fairy tale, while the love story will capture reader's hearts. --Jaclyn Dolomore, author of Magic Under Glass and Between the Sea and Skyshow more

About Zoe Marriott

Zoe Marriott is the author of "The Swan Kingdom" and "Daughter of the Flames." About "Shadows on the Moon," she says, "I never liked Cinderella as a little girl. I hated the fact that she needed someone else to come along and rescue her. Then it occurred to me: what if Cinderella were strong and brave -- and out for revenge all along?" Zoe Marriott lives in England.show more

Rating details

3,251 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 32% (1,050)
4 38% (1,224)
3 21% (677)
2 6% (209)
1 3% (91)
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