This new book comes out June 8th, and has already been shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards, Best Young Adult Novel, 2014, and noted as a Notable Book by The Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers, for 2015!
Avicenna Crowe's mother is missing.
The police suspect foul play. Joanne is an astrologer, predicting strangers' futures from their star charts. Maybe one of her clients had a bad reading?
But Avicenna has inherited the gift. Armed with Joanne's journal, she begins her own investigation that leads into the city's dark underworld. The clock is ticking, and as each clue unravels Avicenna finds her life ever more in danger.
The Astrologer's Daughter is a gripping, powerful mystery.
You may find yourself unable to put this book down once you are three chapters in! It is both a YA book, and an adult fiction, as much as it is a teen's quest, and a book of a mother's love for her child. Avicenna is a tough cookie, brilliant and armed with an internal craftiness that comes out as she searches for her missing mother, and find memories she has forgotten, and a family she didn't know she had. Just when you think you have the tale figured out, Rebecca gives it a twist that elevates the book into a different realm. This is the book you will want to read with your teen this Summer!
About the Author:
Rebecca Lim lives in Melbourne. She worked as an attorney before leaving to write full time. Rebecca is the author of ten other books for children and young adult readers. Her Mercy series is published in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, Germany, and Brazil.