The Astrologer's Daughter

The Astrologer's Daughter 1

by Rebecca Lim

Paperback Publication Date: 23/07/2014

4/5 Rating 1 Reviews
  $19.99
NOTABLE BOOK FOR OLDER READERS, CBCA AWARDS 2015 FINALIST, BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL, 2014 AUREALIS AWARDS Avicenna Crowe's mother, Joanne, is an astrologer with uncanny predictive powers and a history of being stalked. Now she is missing. The police are called, but they're not asking the right questions. Like why Joanne lied about her past, and what she saw in her stars that made her so afraid. But Avicenna has inherited her mother's gift. Finding an unlikely ally in the brooding Simon Thorn, she begins to piece together the mystery. And when she uncovers a link between Joanne's disappearance and a cold-case murder, Avicenna is led deep into the city's dark and seedy underbelly, unaware how far she is placing her own life in danger. Pulse-racing and terrifyingly real, The Astrologer's Daughter is a stunning, original novel. It will test your belief in destiny and the endurance of love.
ISBN:
9781922182005
9781922182005
Category:
Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
23-07-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Text Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
328
Dimensions (mm):
198x128x25mm
Weight:
0.32kg
Rebecca Lim

Rebecca Lim is a writer, illustrator and lawyer based in Melbourne. She is the author of seventeen books, including The Astrologer's Daughter (a Kirkus Best Book of 2015 and Notable Book, CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers), Afterlight and the bestselling Mercy.

Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award, Aurealis Award, INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award and Davitt Award for YA, Rebecca's work has also been longlisted for the Gold Inky Award and the David Gemmell Legend Award. Her novels have been translated into German, French, Turkish, Portuguese and Polish.

She is a co-founder, with Ambelin Kwaymullina, of the Voices from the Intersection initiative to support emerging young adult and children's authors, illustrators and publishing professionals who are Indigenous, people of colour, LGBTIQA or living with disability.

Click 'Notify Me' to get an email alert when this item becomes available

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

4 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • ‘It’s going to happen,’ she would tell me calmly. ‘I even know when.'

    by on

    A great mystery made even better by the Melbourne backdrop, and the fact that romance (though present) is never given precedence over the problem at hand.

    Avicenna is a brilliant heroine, smart, gutsy and determined to retrieve her missing mother.