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05 May 2015

The Astrologer's Daughter by Rebecca Lim

Thanks to NetGalley I had the chance to read The Astrologer's Daughter by Rebecca Lim ahead of its US release date of June 9 and I am SO very glad that I did! I started it on the bus in to work Sunday night and finished it shortly after getting off the bus FROM work Monday morning. You know it's really good when I fly through something so quickly!
18 year old Avicenna Crowe is the star of the tale ... which, coincidentally, has a lot to do with stars. She come from a long line of astrologers, you see, who plot charts for people to tell them about their pasts and futures -- even down to when and how they will die. Avicenna has always shunned the family "gift" until her mother disappears and she's left to finish some cases her mom was working on while trying to cope with being without the one person she always counted on. To make matters worse, she's a bit of a social outcast at school thanks to always having her guard up from moving so much (her mother attracted stalkers through her work) and having facial disfigurements due to a house fire when she was young -- the fire that claimed the life of her father. Throughout the book she learns about herself, life, her family, and her gift for astrology. It's part mystery, part coming-of-age, part love story (mostly towards herself), and all wonderful.

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