Sunday, 3 November 2013

{Mini Review} Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott

Shadows on the Moon
Author: Zoe Marriott
Paperback, 464 pages
Published July 7th 2011 by Walker Books Ltd
Source: Borrowed
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On my fourteenth birthday when the sakura was in full bloom, the men came to kill us. We saw them come, Aimi and me. We were excited, because we did not know how to be frightened. We had never seen soldiers before.

Suzume is a shadow-weaver. She can create mantles of darkness and light, walk unseen in the middle of the day, change her face. She can be anyone she wants to be. Except herself.

Suzume died officially the day the Prince's men accused her father of treason. Now even she is no longer sure of her true identity.

Is she the girl of noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother’s new husband, Lord Terayama? A lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama’s kitchens? Or Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands?

Everyone knows Yue is destined to capture the heart of a prince. Only she knows that she is determined to use his power to destroy Terayama.

And nothing will stop her. Not even love.
RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars

What I Felt

I love books with Japanese theme and I am totally satisfied with this book. I really feel for Suzume for what she has gone through and the sufferings she had. What is interesting in this book was the number of identity that Suzume took while she was on the run and seeking revenge. Each of them is slightly different and unique.


This book is filled with secrets that slowly revealed as the book progresses that just pushes you to read on to find out what will happen in the end. Will Suzume get her revenge? Will she capture the heart of a prince? You'll have to find out on your own!


Readers who likes Japanese culture will enjoy this fantasy read.

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  1. This sounds good, and I love that you connected with character and enjoyed the setting and culture

    1. I've been eyeing this book for quite a while. I devoured the book when I finally managed to borrow it from my library. Totally worth the wait. :)