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Fast Facts

Title: An Arrow to the Moon
Author: Emily X. R. Pan
Publication date: April 12, 2022
Genre: Fantasy/Mythology/Romance
Recommended for: 13+
Rating: 4/5

This book centers around our two protagonists, Hunter and Luna, and their lives in high school. Hunter and Luna come from very diverse backgrounds. She lives a privileged life while he does not. A chance interaction has them meet at school, and things only spiral from there.

I thought the book was a little too fast-paced. It felt like a lot of characters weren’t as well developed, but that contributed to the urgent tone of the book. I liked how all the characters had point of view chapters, and it helped explain every character’s motivations very well. However, I felt the actual antagonist or danger in the book was not well explained, perhaps for atmosphere or theme. Overall, it was not my cup of tea, but anyone who is fond of love stories and Shakespeare’s tragedies would like this book, especially if they also like folklore, as this book has a slightly dreamy folkloric feel to it that really shows around the halfway point.

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