YA Book Series For Confidence, Fashion & Strength: The Daughters of the Moon by Lynne Ewing

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.

Daughters of the Moon: Volume One (Trade Edition)

Daughters of the Moon: Volume One (Trade Edition) – Barnes and Noble

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!

Daughters of the Moon: The Becoming - Book #12

Daughters of the Moon: The Becoming – Book #12

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?

♥ Tianna 

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27 thoughts on “YA Book Series For Confidence, Fashion & Strength: The Daughters of the Moon by Lynne Ewing

  1. August 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    This was my favorite series in middle school as well. I loved the Serena-Stanton relationship. Any book with them in it was my fav. Also loved Catty.

    1. August 2, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Oh really?!? Super excited haha I’m not the only one! Yeah I loved the whole Stanton / Serena storyline . My Dave characters were probably Serena and Tianna cause I’m so vain lol

  2. August 2, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I was quite the history geek so I just read biographies about personalities like Marie Curie and David Livingstone.
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    1. August 2, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      That’s really cool! I love history too :) I love fantasy most when it’s got bits of history put into the story with their own twist on things. :)

  3. August 3, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Can’t wait for my next vacation so I can read more love it!
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  4. August 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    haven’t seen this I’ve been a harry potter loyalist hhihi
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    1. August 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Omg I am the biggest HP fan ever too! These were actually books I read while waiting for HP books to come out haha x

  5. August 6, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Sounds really good! <3

  6. August 6, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    This kind od reminds me of sailor moon… with the goddess of the moon, haha :D

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    1. August 6, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      Lol only in name the story isn’t that similar at all haha love Sailor Moon comics and the show too though!

  7. August 6, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I’m 25, but I am still in love with adolescent literature! It’s part of what drove me to become a high school English teacher! It’s nice to never have to give up YA books. :)

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    1. August 6, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      Haha yeah I’m 24 and I don’t think I’ll be giving up YA fiction anytime soon haha too many favorites x glad im not alone!

  8. August 7, 2013 at 3:39 am

    I teach middle school and wonder if the kids would enjoy these books. I should read them myself.

    1. August 7, 2013 at 3:45 am

      I enjoyed them and they’re very age appropriate and fun :) if you read them let me know how you like them!

  9. Ileana
    August 7, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I have to check it out!!! Sounds great!
    xoxo

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    1. August 8, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      If you do, let me know how you like it :)

  10. August 9, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I didn’t know you are also doing book review on your blog! I am also a huge fan of young adult books!

  11. August 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Talking about books I need to catch up on my reading :)
    GIG

  12. August 10, 2013 at 3:37 am

    I love to read, but I actually never heard of this series! It sounds good!
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  13. August 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    This is so funny! I’ve never heard of this series, but I remember I used to be obsessed with this series called Seven when I was younger… I used to pick them up at CVS. Other things I loved to read were the Sweet Valley High series. I was obsessed!
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  14. August 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    What a fun post!! I hadn’t heard of this series, but it sounds fun. I was definitely a hardcore Harry Potter fan growing up :p
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  15. August 12, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    So interesting! I’ve seen these books displayed in a bookstore but I never got the chance to buy them. I might try downloading ebooks. I love themes involving special powers, the moon, goddesses, etc. It actually just reminded me of a story I wrote back in highschool, where my main character was a NASA employee turned magical warrior when she was given powers by the Moon guardian. Haha! :) I would be interested in this series.
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    1. August 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      they are really good -highly recommend them! You should definitely finish your story!! I would read it! ♥

  16. August 12, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Sounds like a great book.
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  17. August 23, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Wow… the book looks fascinating. I’d love to read it sometime. It’s funny how I never came across it hahaha.. But I’m pretty sure it isn’t available at our city bookstores. I’ll probably search them in Amazon. I love Greek mythology. It’s so interesting! :D
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    1. August 23, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      If you read them, let me know how you like them! ♥

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