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    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.
    When Serena Killingsworth, a unique girl that recently transferred to Vanessa's high school, tells Vanessa that she knows what happened to Catty, Vanessa agrees to go with her to meet a retired history teacher named Maggie Craven. Maggie, who turns out to be Serena's mentor, tells Vanessa about a group of girls known as the Daughters of the Moon that were sent to Earth to protect the world from the Atrox, the primal source of evil, and it's followers, who seek to destroy the Earth as we know it. She explains that Vanessa is one of these daughters. She is a goddess, a daughter of the moon goddess Selene.
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In Goddess of the Night, Vanessa Cleveland, a teen with the power to become invisible, notices that someone has been following her. When she tells her friend Catty, a teen with the ability to time travel, they go back in time to find the person, but are unsuccesful. then Vanessa notices that the new girl in school, Serena, has taken an interest in her. Serena takes her to a strange woman named Maggie who tell her she and Catty are goddesses, daughters of the moon. Maggie tells her a strange story involving an evil god/power called the Atrox and Selene, goddess of the moon. Selene put vanessa, catty, serena, and serena's friend, Jemina, on earth to defeat the Atrox. Vanessa struggle to understand her true self and her purpose on earth.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -    Invisibility

Setting

Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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