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Vanessa, who has always had the special power to become invisible, discovers that she and her best friend Catty, a time-traveler, are goddesses of the moon who must fight together to overcome the evil Atrox.
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by "Volo"
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Becky
When I was a wee young middle schooler, “Sailor Moon” was dubbed and aired in the US for the first time. I adored it, and since it coincided with my family’s first internet connection at home, I was able to research it in obsessive detail. I bring this up because not only did Goddess of the Night remind me of it thematically—the moon is mysterious and feminine, and a teenage girl has developed moon-themed powers with which to fight evil!—but also because “Sailor Moon” introduced me to what is oc ...more
Tessie
Wow, I haven't read this book for ages, so I didn't remember much from it.
But I must say it was a lot better when I was younger.

It really feels like this book is for the younger generation.
But any young adult can read it too.
The first book (this one) is more like an introduction, we get to know the characters and know where they come from, and of course the abilities they're possessing.

This might be good to know and learn before you read, just in case so you won't get confused.
The abilities are:
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Drucilla
Jan 16, 2013 Drucilla rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: e
This is a review for the whole series (13 books). The idea for the series, super-powered girls based in Greek myth, was great. I also liked that each book had a different p.o.v.. Some of them were really interesting. Unfortunately, the series just drags on. It never feels like they gain any ground in their fight. To make matters worse, the author wraps up everything in a single book without any kind of build up at all. The reason for this is the cancellation of the sequel/companion series, Sons ...more
Garrett
This is my favorite series ever! They're getting difficult to find nowadays, but if you stumble upon a copy, definitely read it! You'll become engrossed in Lynne Ewing's world, and if you're a fan of Greek mythology blended into a modern-day setting, this is one you definitely don't want to miss!

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5/29/11
Just finished reading the book again! It was great because I noticed things I hadn't seen the first time. I love delving back into Lynne Ewing's world and reuniting with old characters I fell i
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Britt
Jun 25, 2010 Britt rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who enjoy the show Charmed
My boyfriend does a pretty spot-on impression of the show Charmed. According to him, there is really no need for a script because the same thing happens in every episode.

Charmed, the series, in five lines.

“Um, duh, we’re sisters and we’re witches and we’re quirky with a side of sass.”
Demon: “Rahr! I’m evil”
“Um, DUH, we’re WITCHES!”
Demon: “Oh noes, I’m slain!”
“Wooty-woo! We’re witches and we’re at a club and we’re havin' a good time!”

End scene.

I don’t know if I should be concerned that my boyfr
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Alex
So I read this book last night, and upon reaching the last page, immediately closed it and grabbed the second book in the series. So it's not until this morning that I actually reflected upon how I felt about the book. Honestly, not sure if it was really that great or not. It was a VERY quick read and somewhat immature. But I think the reason I got so pulled into it was the mythological aspect. I've always been fascinated with the entire premise of mythology. I used to know all of the gods and g ...more
Veronica Morfi
Rating: 3/5

Goddess of the Night is the very first book in the Daughters of the Moon series, which I believe consists of 13 books. So, this book was more of an introduction to the world and the characters. Even so, Goddess of the Night was a delight to read and I flew through it.

The main character, Vanessa has a secret power, she can become invisible, she and her best friend Catty were always special but neither knows why. But lately Vanessa feels the shadows creeping around her and someone is al
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Desirae
Oh my goodness! I had the hardest time getting through this book. Every time I put it down I didn't want to pick it back up again. While in high school these were some of my favorite books and I thoroughly enjoyed them. This is a good perspective to look at them now because I see that I've grown up and matured but they are still great for teens. I have a new perspective on the subject matter now and I'm concerned that it idealizes what 14-15 year old girls think that they should look like. It co ...more
Ted
Aug 05, 2011 Ted added it

Daughters of the Moon 1: Goddess of the Night by Lynne Ewing is an intriguing fantasy novel about Vanessa Cleveland, a Los Angeles teen who has the ability to disappear, but only when her emotions are strongest. She keeps this power secret from everyone except for her best friend, Cassie, who has the power to time jump. The two of them try to figure out why they have these powers and who is the mysterious person or creature that has been following Vanessa at night. Vanessa’s powers make her roma
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Koorihime-sama
CHECKED OUT THE BOOK FROM MY PUBLIC LIBRARY.

APART OF THE GOODREADS 2011 READING CHALLENGE.

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5


Vanessa Cleveland has always want to be like other teenage girls, especially the part of dating and kissing boys without disappearing in front of them. So, what is she going to do when she starts dating Michael Saratoga? And to make matters worse someone has been following her. Has someone finally found out about her secret?

I decided to do a better revi
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Samantha
What I liked:
-Vanessa Cleveland. She was a likeable main character. She worried about typical things many teenagers worry about–like if a boy she had a crush on liked her back, how she looked, her grades, curfew–but she didn’t sound conceited or vain doing it. She had a pretty authentic teenage voice, and I felt like she always made the right choice, even if she was a little slow to believe what Maggie was telling her about her powers.
-Powers. They were as diverse as the characters in the story,
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Heidi
Mar 31, 2008 Heidi rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teen girls that are reluctant readers
This series would be great for the reluctant reader, teen girl. Several girls find out they are destined to be Daughters of the Moon, goddesses. They each have a special power, and their task is to battle the evil Atrox and his Followers.

You just know that battle is coming when the girls get all glammed up with short dresses, heels, lipstick and glitter. Each book focuses especially on one of the girls, and each takes them further into the war with the Atrox. All along the way they are vulnerabl
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Chelsea
I first started reading this series back in middle school and was completely engulfed in the witchy world of the characters. I was lucky enough to find books 1-9 at Goodwill several months ago, and now I’ve decided to reread them to see how I like them now.

The first book of the Daughters of the Moon series was a really fun and quick read. I read it mostly at night, which emphasized the slight creepiness of when Vanessa, the main character, was being followed. The writing was pretty juvenile, in
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Gus
Apr 05, 2010 Gus rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: very young readers
Recommended to Gus by: stupid amazon
Can't even finish it. I read a lot of teen books, but the writing on this is more similar to a first chapter book. Ugh. I eventually got to the point where if the author used the word "molecule" one more time, I was going to throw the book across the room (which I didn't...but I wanted to).
Gene
GET BETTER COVERS. I didn't think of reading this until I finally braved the weird cover and read the summary. (What can I say, I judge books by their covers ._. ) Anyway, it was pretty good and interesting.
Bethany
This book was okay but not enjoyable. I would read the sequel though.

Problems I had with it:

1. Putting goddesses on the back.

2. A fight scene that did not happen. It was the necklaces that did most of the heavy lifting. The main character did nothing.

3. Why wear dresses and high heels to fight?

4. The main character is the 'key'. Predictable and the sure sign of a Mary-Sue.

5. Vanessa and Michael's relationship seem forced.

6. The overuse of the word molecule. I can't feel my molecules, so how can
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Samantha Louise
In Goddess of the Night, 15-year-old Vanessa Cleveland, who can become invisible, learns that she is a Moon Goddess, a daughter of Selene (or whatever you wish to call her, for she has many names), born to protect all from the evil force of Atrox. At first, Vanessa and her best friend, Catty, who can time-travel and is also a daughter of the moon, are trying to figure out who is stalking Vanessa. But then Catty disappears, adding to the virtually nonexistent mystery in the story.

That said, the i
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Jess
Aug 02, 2012 Jess rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Middle school girls
Shelves: fantasy
I liked this book more than I thought it would, but I think I would've appreciated it more about five years ago.

This is the first novel in Ewing's "Daughters of the Moon" series, about a group of high school girls in Los Angeles who all possess special powers due to being goddess daughters of Selene. Vanessa, the main character of this novel, can turn herself invisible, but she can't completely control it, which makes it hard when she is kissing a boy or asking her mother for help. Her best frie
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Lynda Tatad
15 year old Vanessa and her best friend Catty are different from normal teens. Catty can travel back in time, and bring her friend Vanessa with her. Cathy's 'mom' found her when she was young, and knows about her unique talent. Vanessa's talent is a little different (and her mother doesn't know)... She turns invisible, her body can split into small particles and she can float on the wind. Her talent is more erratic, and when she gets excited or emotional, she can't control what happens, and when ...more
Selena
Meh.

I know what age-group this was aimed at, but it was a bit of a... pathetic attempt. Good idea, bad execution in my opinion.

This book used so many cliches I wanted to slap it. I swear they used the word "Sexy" at least six times, and that's only when I started counting.

Also, I'm a bit sick of the pathetic weakling female character. As I read, all I could think was, "Haven't these people seen Miss Congeniality?" I mean, "He was inches from my cheek, his lips brushing against my flesh as he spo
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Els
My 13 year old self loved these books and I read ALL OF THEM. As quickly and as often as I could. I just couldn't get enough. But now when I reflect on the story it kind of makes me roll my eyes.

I think Ewing's books are best left for young teens because when an older (or crap, just an experienced reader really, age aside) reader reads them they come off as silly. The set-up of most of these books is as follows: moderate real-life issues, dressing up in fab clothes, going to a club (WTF!!! thes
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Amy
This book has given me excitement and adventurous thoughts about the unknown and the supernatural. At the beginning of the book, the main character,Vanessa, is being followed by a someone while walking home from a dance pub. She finally is convinced to say something in Latin that she had used before when she was smaller. She thought about using her secret power of invisibility that only her friend Catty knows about. But fear of her secret being revealed holds her back to only say the Latin words ...more
Jessica
What would you do if you if the boy of your dreams asked you out on a date? You would be over the moon right? But what if the moment he went to kiss you it wasn't just your hormones that began racing, but the very molecules your body is formed from, and the more they race the harder they are for you to control, and when they all shoot apart you become invisible. This is the very problem faced by Vanessa Cleveland.


Turning invisible at the least appropriate moment is only one of Vanessa's problem
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Jennifer
15 year old Vanessa Cleveland appears to be your ordinary teenage girl living in Los Angeles, California, but she is anything but normal. She cannot explain why she turns invisible and has had an unusual moon-shaped amulet since she was a baby. She cannot explain why her best friend Catty Turner, who has the same necklace and can travel through time at will, has suddenly disappeared. Even more, she cannot explain who has been following her for the past few weeks and has been haunting her dreams. ...more
Matra2710
Sięgając po pierwszą część „Córek Księżyca” spodziewałam się lekkiej i przyjemnej lektury. To też otrzymałam. Książka nie była rewelacją, no, bo czego można się spodziewać, bo zwykłym paranormalu. Nie oczekiwałam jakieś wybitnej powieści, która zachwyci nas od pierwszej strony. Raczej lekkiej poczytajki, która stanowi przerwę pomiędzy ciężką fantastykę. I nie zawiodłam się.
Jak wyżej wspomniałam, książkę czyta się szybko i lekko. Historia jest banalna, ale wyjątkowa. Autorce można zarzucić kilka
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Thoughts of a Book Addict
Plot:
Vanessa just wants to be normal, not disappear in thin air when Michael tries to kiss her. That's not her only problem. She's being followed by someone and it might be because of her strange power to turn invisible. Who is she? What is she? One thing she does know -- she's in danger and the moon is the only thing that can keep her safe.

Review:
This book brings me so many memories. It's funny that every time I read it, I always have the same scenery in my head. Just like when I first read it
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Hannah
I have mixed feelings on this one. I think the idea is a great one. Four teenage girls were born with the power of the Moon. They're the goddesses that must rid the world of evil to save it. It's a basic good vs. evil story and the super powers the girls have are pretty standard, but it's kinda presented in a new light. Noticed how I threw the kinda in there.

Most of the story contains simple sentence after simple sentence with a few enthralling passages here and there. I didn't think the writing
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Britney
Jan 02, 2014 Britney rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Teenage Girls
Recommended to Britney by: My Teen Self
Shelves: read-young-adult
This is the second time I've read this book. I originally read it when I was either in middle school or high school. I came across it the other day and it brought me back to those days. I felt I had to reread it. I also hadn't finished the series when I was younger, and I saw online that the last book had come out awhile back. Well, I had the finish it, but I also had the remember what exactly was going on.

Anyways, this book is definitely targeted for a teenage crowd. I still enjoyed it however.
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Anna
This book was surprisingly good for the teen fiction. I imagine if I'd read it in high school, I would've loved it. The story has a great premise and there's no sugar coating certain details of teenage life. Characters are individual and interesting. I noticed certain aspects of clear teen writing - like describing every detail of the girls' outfits, which wasn't always relevant - but I didn't mind it too much since I knew what is was.

However, after the first half of the book, things started unr
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Erin Brady
This book is a fantastic blend of mythology and modern culture. This book follows a girl named Vanessa as she finds out that she is actually a “daughter” of the goddess Selene (in Greek mythology, she was the one who drove the moon across the sky). The book opens up with the classic tale of Pandora opening the box of misery, and mixes in the concept of an evil force called the “Atrox”. Throughout the rest of the story, Vanessa finds out that she is tasked with the mission to stop the Atrox and p ...more
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Lynne Ewing is an American author and a screen writer.

She always had to move around a lot when she was growing up because her father was in the Marine Corps. She has two sisters. Lynne graduated from high school in Lima, Peru after attending seven other schools. While she was in Peru, she learned to speak Spanish. She attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. When she was 30 years ol
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Into the Cold Fire (Daughters of the Moon, #2) Night Shade (Daughters of the Moon, #3) The Secret Scroll (Daughters of the Moon, #4) The Sacrifice (Daughters of the Moon, #5) The Lost One (Daughters of the Moon, #6)

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