When I was in middle school, particularly 8th grade, I had a really good friend with whom I obsessed over this series. Between Hannah and I, we obsessed over the Daughters of the Moon series like nobody’s business. At the time, the series was pretty new and the author seemed to come out with a new one almost every month so it felt a lot like a comic book obsession, only without the cool animations. Nonetheless, we would gush about the characters and what we thought would happen to them and to this day, this series holds a special place in my heart.
While they’re certainly not Harry Potter, they do have a fun kind of charm and I think young girls, teens and women will enjoy them especially because the author puts a lot of thought into describing what each character is wearing, most of which are female and have incredible fashion.
Here’s the Plot:
Vanessa, Catty, Serena, and Jimena seem like ordinary girls growing up in Los Angeles, but they all have a special power: Vanessa can turn invisible, Catty can travel through time, Jimena has premonitions of the future and Serena can read minds. Soon, they discover that their powers are not a freak accident, but were actually given to them by the goddess of the moon, Selene, in order to help them fight an ancient evil.
So basically, the plot is good v. evil, but there’s tons of fun fashion thrown in the mix, forbidden love, etc. What I really love about the series is that the girls are very diverse – Jimena used to be a gangbanger(?), Catty is super artistic, Serena is musically inclined and very smart, and Vanessa appears to be your typical popular blonde. Aside from that, the books teach young girls confidence, female empowerment, and the story has really good morals to each one. The books are pretty short and super easy to read. There aren’t really any ridiculously big words or anything. They’re just nice and relaxing to read. There’s 13 books in all and you’ll probably have to purchase them online because they came out around 2003 or something and they weren’t best sellers or anything, but they should be pretty cheap to buy. I personally really enjoy them and I think others will to, especially if you like fashion, fantasy and Greek mythology with a twist!
Another reason I loved this series so much?
There’s actually a character with my name in it! I know, vanity wins out, but I didn’t know that until book 6 so it’s not like I started reading the series just for that. It was a really happy coincidence and, when I was 14, I felt super happy and awesome that my name was in the book, especially because my name is not really that common.
Anyhow, definitely check out this series and let me know what you think!
Have You Read the Daughters of the Moon Series?
Will You Read It In the Future?
What Was Your Favorite Series Growing Up?