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An Arrow to the Moon By Emily X R Pan

@tbrbeyondtours & @exrpan @LittleBrownYR

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Retelling
Publishing date: April 12th, 2022

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Romeo and Juliet meets Chinese mythology in this magical novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Astonishing Color of After

Hunter Yee has perfect aim with a bow and arrow, but all else in his life veers wrong. He’s sick of being haunted by his family’s past mistakes. The only things keeping him from running away are his little brother, a supernatural wind, and the bewitching girl at his new high school.

Luna Chang dreads the future. Graduation looms ahead, and her parents’ expectations are stifling. When she begins to break the rules, she finds her life upended by the strange new boy in her class, the arrival of unearthly fireflies, and an ominous crack spreading across the town of Fairbridge.

As Hunter and Luna navigate their families’ enmity and secrets, everything around them begins to fall apart. All they can depend on is their love…but time is running out, and fate will have its way.


Review

This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.

A magically written YA book that blends Romeo and Juliet along with Asian mythology. A delightful tale that sucks you in from start to finish. The author’s lyrical writing is splendid, along with her exquisite ability to create a fairytale-esque dreamlike atmospheric imagery. The romance to me was more older YA, but so sweet and beautiful, which I have been missing so much in most of high fantasy YA reads lately. A storyline keeps readers entranced with its reincarnated gods living in California during the early 1990s. Told in multiple POV’s, easy to follow narration, likable characters. The bittersweet and heartbreaking ending will have lost for words.

Happy Reading!


Emily X.R. Pan is the New York Times and National Indie bestselling author of THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER, which won the APALA Honor Award and the Walter Honor Award, and received six starred reviews. It was also an L.A. Times Book Prize finalist, longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 Best YA Books of All Time. Emily co-created the FORESHADOW anthology and teaches creative writing at New York University and other institutions. She lives on Lenape land (in Brooklyn, New York), but was originally born in the Midwestern United States to immigrant parents from Taiwan. She received her MFA in fiction from the NYU Creative Writing Program, where she was a Goldwater Fellow as well as the editor-in-chief of Washington Square Review. She was the founding editor-in-chief of Bodega Magazine and has been awarded residencies at Djerassi (2017) and Caldera (2019). She spends her free time playing the mandolin, making art, and training her furry dog-beast to balance on strange objects. Her next novel, AN ARROW TO THE MOON, will be published by Little, Brown in April 2022. Visit Emily online at exrpan.com, and find her on Twitter and Instagram: @exrpan.

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3 Comments on “An Arrow to the Moon by Emily X R Pan

  1. Pingback: TOUR SCHEDULE: An Arrow to the Moon by Emily X R Pan – TBR and Beyond Tours

  2. I lovedddd The Astonishing Color of After so I’m really looking forward to Emily’s amazing writing in this book too! So glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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