The Astrologer's Daughter

Author(s): Rebecca Lim

Young Adult

Avicenna Crowe's mother, Joanne, is an astrologer with uncanny predictive powers and a history of being stalked. Now she is missing. The police are called, but they're not asking the right questions. Like why Joanne lied about her past, and what she saw in her stars that made her so afraid. But Avicenna has inherited her mother's gift. Finding an unlikely ally in the brooding Simon Thorn, she begins to piece together the mystery. And when she uncovers a link between Joanne's disappearance and a cold-case murder, Avicenna is led deep into the city's dark and seedy underbelly, unaware how far she is placing her own life in danger. Pulse-racing and terrifyingly real, The Astrologer's Daughter is a stunning, original novel. It will test your belief in destiny and the endurance of love.


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* Widespread review coverage in major newspapers such as Sydney Morning Herald, Adelaide Advertiser, Herald Sun and NZ Herald * Review coverage in specialist YA/education publications such as Reading Time and Viewpoint * Review coverage in glossy magazines such as Dolly, Cosmopolitan and Girlfriend * Advertisements in YA/education publications such as Viewpoint and Magpies * Promotions, including competitions, at education conferences like AATE and VATE * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters * Major social media campaign including dedicated Facebook and Goodreads competitions and paid advertising * Author has a large following on Goodreads * Author video to be available on Text's website, YouTube, the author website and on bookseller sites * Teaching notes tailored to the Australian Curriculum available for download at

Commended for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 2015. Shortlisted for Sisters in Crime's Davitt Awards: Best Young Adult Novel 2015 and Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Best Young Adult Novel 2014. Long-listed for Inky Awards: Gold Inky 2015.

'The Astrologer's Daughter is compulsively readable. Avicenna is a captivating hero-tough yet vulnerable. This gritty and mysterious love story will stay with me for a long time.' -- Cath Crowley 'Smart and original-a beautifully-written mash-up of mystery, thriller and love story.' -- Vikki Wakefield

Rebecca Lim is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. She worked as a commercial lawyer for several years before leaving to write full time. Rebecca is the author of fifteen books for children and young adult readers, and her novels have been translated into German, French, Turkish, Portuguese and Polish.

General Fields

  • : 9781922182005
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : June 2014
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : Australia
  • : July 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rebecca Lim
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.92
  • : From 12
  • : 364
  • : illustrations