Sundays in Bed With… is a meme that dares to ask you what book has been in your bed this morning and is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed with, or which book you wish you had time to read today!
It’s the end (or beginning, depending on how you read the calendar) of another week, which means it’s time for another Sundays In Bed With… post! I had to work this weekend after having a wonderful two weeks off and it was hard, y’all. Lots of wondering if I actually need a job 😂 My mortgage, bills, and family all say I do, but I would have much rather been at home, reading.
Be that as it may, I’m home now and have a book I’m eager to curl up with on the couch. And now it’s time to tell you more about it!
My Sunday Read Is…
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sun Lynn Tan
I’ve been listening to the audiobook for this novel for the past few days and, let me tell you, it is not a good book to listen to at work. Why? Because I get so wrapped up in the story, I sometimes forget what I’m doing 😂 This book has everything: action, suspense, romance. And it’s so beautifully told that it’s easy to get lost in the tale. I’m so glad I picked this one up on a whim because it’s been a wonderful experience so far.
A captivating debut fantasy inspired by the legend of Chang’e, the Chinese moon goddess, in which a young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm.
Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing his elixir of immortality. But when Xingyin’s magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind.
Alone, powerless, and afraid, she makes her way to the Celestial Kingdom, a land of wonder and secrets. Disguising her identity, she seizes an opportunity to learn alongside the emperor’s son, mastering archery and magic, even as passion flames between her and the prince.
To save her mother, Xingyin embarks on a perilous quest, confronting legendary creatures and vicious enemies across the earth and skies. But when treachery looms and forbidden magic threatens the kingdom, she must challenge the ruthless Celestial Emperor for her dream—striking a dangerous bargain in which she is torn between losing all she loves or plunging the realm into chaos.
Daughter of the Moon Goddess begins an enchanting, romantic duology which weaves ancient Chinese mythology into a sweeping adventure of immortals and magic—where love vies with honor, dreams are fraught with betrayal, and hope emerges triumphant.
What are you reading this Sunday? Are you enjoying whatever you are reading? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!