An Arrow to the Moon10-12 years
'This luminous love story cuts bone deep' - Melissa Albert, bestselling author of The Hazel Wood
Romeo and Juliet meets Chinese mythology in this lyrical and magical novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Astonishing Colour of After.
Hunter Yee has perfect aim with a bow and arrow, but all else in his life veers wrong. He's sick of being haunted by his family's past mistakes. The only things keeping him from running away are his younger brother, a supernatural wind and the bewitching girl at his new high school.
Luna Chang dreads the future. Graduation looms ahead, and her parents' expectations are stifling. Then her life is turned upside down by the strange new boy in her class, the arrival of unearthly fireflies, and an ominous crack spreading across the town of Fairbridge.
As Hunter and Luna uncover hidden secrets and navigate the feud between their families, everything around them begins to fall apart. All they can depend on is their love . . . but time is running out, and fate will have its way.
An Arrow to the Moon, Emily X.R. Pan's brilliant and ethereal follow-up to The Astonishing Colour of After, is a story about family, love, and the magic and mystery of the moon that connects us all.
PRAISE FOR THE ASTONISHING COLOUR OF AFTER
'This beautiful, magical journey through grief made my heart take flight' - Holly Black, bestselling author of The Cruel Prince
'This brilliantly crafted novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor. A very special book' - John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars
'Magic and mourning, love and loss, secrets kept and secrets revealed all illuminate Emily X.R. Pan's inventive and heart-wrenching debut' - Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay
'A poignant reminder of grief's power and the transcendence of love. Haunting at every turn, this is a glorious debut' - Renee Ahdieh, New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn
'A book that will stay with you' - The Irish Times
An effortless fusion of myth and realism, coming of age and fairy tale, this luminous love story cuts bone deep
Melissa Albert, bestselling author of The Hazel Wood
[Emily X.R. Pan's writing is] as beautiful and luminous as starlight
Mia Kuzniar, author of The Ship of Shadows