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VOYAIf Francesca Lia Block, Cecily Von Ziegesar, and Clemence McClaren would team up to create a series, the result might be similar to Daughters of the Moon. Selene, the Goddess of the Moon, has half-mortal, half-goddess descendents with awesome powers. They are young women who can continue an age-old fight of good versus evil. Living in present-day Los Angeles,Vanessa, Catty, Jimena, Serena, and Tianna make up a formidable fivesome who can become invisible, travel back in time, see the future, read minds, and use telekinesis, respectively. They also happen to be gifted in the arts of fashion, fighting, and flirting. Thrown into this mix are a Daughter who is tempted to the dark side, various love interests, and a ticking time bomb in that at the age of seventeen, each of the these young women must make a decision to become an immortal Goddess and disappear from this life, or decide to lose their powers forever and remain. Each novel opens with a short retelling of a myth that relates to the plot of the book. In The Choice, Book 9 of the series, Jimena, once part of a gang, must make up with an old nemesis from her gang days to fight a group of shape-shifting sirens created of Medusa's blood. In The Talisman, the tenth installment, Maggie, the mentor to the Daughters, reminisces about her youth in ancient Greece, as her time in this period grows short and the need for a replacement becomes inevitable. Although some background is presented in each new volume, to fully appreciate the growth and conflicts of the characters, one should read the series titles consecutively. The Talisman reads like a prequel, and therefore stands alone. Ewing's screenwriting background isevidenced by the fast pace and highly visual tone and also by the stereotypes and dramatic dialogue. Overall, these books are smart and sexy, multicultural and feminist, and they improve with age. The series is sure to find a following in school or public libraries. VOYA Codes: 3Q 3P M J S (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2003, Hyperion, 278p., Ages 11 to 18.