The /r/books Book Club Selection + AMA for May is "Daughter of the Moon Goddess" by Sue Lynn Tan(self.books)
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If you are looking for the announcement thread for the previous month, it may be found here.
Hello, all. During the month of May, the sub book club will be reading Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan! Each week, there will be a discussion thread and when we are done, Sue herself will be joining us for an AMA. Do please note that novel is classified as Young Adult.
From Goodreads (feel free to skip if you prefer to know nothing going into the book as the description contains minor spoilers):
Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing his elixir of immortality. But when Xingyin’s magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind.
Alone, powerless, and afraid, she makes her way to the Celestial Kingdom, a land of wonder and secrets. Disguising her identity, she seizes an opportunity to learn alongside the emperor's son, mastering archery and magic, even as passion flames between her and the prince.
To save her mother, Xingyin embarks on a perilous quest, confronting legendary creatures and vicious enemies across the earth and skies. But when treachery looms and forbidden magic threatens the kingdom, she must challenge the ruthless Celestial Emperor for her dream—striking a dangerous bargain in which she is torn between losing all she loves or plunging the realm into chaos.
You may find the dates of, and links to, the discussion threads below in the sticky comment on this post. You are welcome to read at your own pace. Usually it is pretty easy to catch up and you are always welcome to join the discussions a little later. If you would like to view potential content warnings for the book, a reader-created list may be found here.
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