The Astrologer’s Daughter by Rebecca Lim is a young adult mystery novel. Avicenna Crowe is eighteen and still in high school (she also has a photographic memory). Her mother, Joanne Nielsen Crowe has been missing for over twenty-eight hours. She left no note for Avicenna (she always leaves a note or message). Joanne had predicted something would happen to her, but she was never specific with her daughter. Joanne is an astrologer (she does charts for people) and she is always right. Joanne has never told Avicenna much about her past. Avicenna sets out to find her mother with the help of Simon Thorn (from school). Avicenna finds a connection to between her mother’s disappearance and a murder that was never solved. Avicenna will find out secrets about her mother and their family. Avicenna will also find out if she has inherited her mother’s abilities.
I, personally, did not enjoy reading this novel. It reminded me of (please excuse this imagery) verbal vomit from a teenager (book is written in the first person). She started talking and kept rambling (on and on and on) about whatever came to her mind. I could not wait for this book to end. I give The Astrologer’s Daughter 1 out of 5 stars. It was a confusing book (the missing mom, astrology, murder) with a lot of astrology terms regarding charts, rising moons, and planet alignments (and much, much more). The book also contained the normal teenage angst about school, looks, and romance. This book sounded so good, but I was very disappointed.
I received a complimentary copy of The Astrologer’s Daughter from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The review and opinions expressed are my own.
I am currently reading Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky. I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Take care and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader