Author: Rebecca Hahn
Published: May 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy
The Setting - Taken from Goodreads
A stunning debut novel about a girl who is half dragon, half human, and wholly herself.
the only heir to the throne, Marni should have been surrounded by
wealth and privilege, not living in exile-but now the time has come when
she must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm
whose king wants her dead, and life with the father she has never known:
a wild dragon who is sending his magical woods to capture her.
Fans of Bitterblue and Seraphina will be captured by A Creature of Moonlight, with its richly layered storytelling and the powerful choices its strong heroine must make.
My Two Cents
Wow. Just wow. It has been a long time since I found a book that can compete with Seraphina or Juliet Marillier. And I loved it. Can I get more of these books up in here?!! Hahn creates a forest full of creatures that are as magical as they are terrifying. And in the midst of it all, a young girl, Marni, must decide who she is and why she is drawn to the overgrowing forest. This is a self-discovery journey of an imperfect protagonist who learns what is means to love and the difference between freedom and responsibility. Make note, this is not a book for the reader that wants action all the time. Rather Hahn weaves her magic of writing through rich description, often by Marni's thoughts which can get wildly off course. I loved A Creature of Moonlight, 4.5 out of 5 stars. Highly recommended if you can handle the sometimes heavy but beautiful description. Especially if you want a shorter, but just as magical book that can rival Juliet Marillier!