Waiting On Wednesday

25203675Title: The Star-Touched Queen

Author: Roshani Chokshi

Expected Publication Date: May 3, 2016

Goodreads Summary: Cursed with a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, sixteen-year-old Maya has only earned the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her world is upheaved when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. But when her wedding takes a fatal turn, Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Yet neither roles are what she expected. As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds friendship and warmth.

But Akaran has its own secrets – thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Beneath Akaran’s magic, Maya begins to suspect her life is in danger. When she ignores Amar’s plea for patience, her discoveries put more than new love at risk – it threatens the balance of all realms, human and Otherworldly.

Now, Maya must confront a secret that spans reincarnated lives and fight her way through the dangerous underbelly of the Otherworld if she wants to protect the people she loves.

THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN is a lush, beautifully written and vividly imagined fantasy inspired by Indian mythology.

This book looks so, so, sooo good, especially with the whole Indian mythology aspect of it! I can’t wait for it!

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine!

*Edit: I apologize. before I had accidentally said Waiting on Wednesday was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s not; it is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Sorry for mixing my memes up!

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Lila is a 27-year-old college student studying physics and a lover of literature. When she's not busy reading or saving the world through science, Lila can be found singing jazz and blues and obsessing over hedgehogs (a.k.a. the cutest animals in the multiverse!)

4 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday

  1. I sooooo agree. I love everything about this book: the concept, the mythology, the magic, the cover(!). I’ve read a couple of short stories by Roshani Chokshi, too, and her writing is so beautiful and the world building is incredible. So much imagination.

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