The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Author: 
Kelly Barnhill
2019
The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a fairytale for young readers from 10 to 14 years old, but it can be enjoyed by older readers as well. The story has characters that are multifaceted and endearing. The storyline was well thought out with a satisfying conclusion. It is also recommended for lovers of Harry Potters.

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge—with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . .

This fantasy book is listed in Young Adult Fantasy Books   For Harry Potter Fans  

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