By: Rebecca Lim
Genre: YF - Children's & teenage fiction & true stories
Published by: Text Publishing
Published: August 2014
ISBN: 9781922182005


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.


This book really does have a bit of everything!

Avicenna and her mother Joanne have lived an unconventional life. Joanne’s work as an astrologer has meant that she has attracted many unusual and creepy characters.

Set in Melbourne, the reader comes to know, love and feel for Avicenna, who finds herself caught in the middle of her mother’s disappearance. She is not only dealing with the grief, sadness and emotional distress of this, but she has been left to try and help her mother’s clients who come looking for help, as Avicenna has inherited the same powerful gifts as her mother.

But there is far more to this story than just astrology! Throw in a tangled murder mystery from the past, a developing relationship with Simon, whose life is certainly not what it seems, and you have a book that is very hard to put down.

Girls aged 14+, especially those who have an interest in the spiritual side, will thoroughly enjoy it.

Reviewed by Sam