Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Synopsis via Goodreads:
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.
Roshani Chokshi comes from a small town in Georgia where she collected a Southern accent, but does not use it unless under duress. She grew up in a blue house with a perpetually napping bear-dog. At Emory University, she dabbled with journalism, attended some classes in pajamas, forgot to buy winter boots and majored in 14th century British literature. She spent a year after graduation working and traveling and writing. After that, she started law school at the University of Georgia where she’s learning a new kind of storytelling.
Oh WOW, Shane, this sounds amazing! I want it, too, now :) Thanks for sharing so I could add it to my TBR shelf.ReplyDelete
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Thanks for stopping by, Lexxie :)
Sounds so tempting....and thrilling. Thanks for sharing...enjoy! Here's mine: “THE PASSENGER”ReplyDelete
Thanks, Laurel :)Delete
Indian Mythology that sounds very intriguing. I have only been familiar with European mythology so this one would be really interesting.ReplyDelete
MY WAITING ON WEDNESDAY
Yeah, definitely intriguing. Never read Indian Mythology before :)Delete
Sounds really good. Thanks for sharing it. Adding it to my TBR. My WoWReplyDelete
Thanks for adding it, and for stopping by :)Delete
wait, what, how have I not heard of this? o.oReplyDelete
Lol glad to bring it to your attention then :)Delete
Thanks for coming over, Lily!
WOW!! This sounds amazing and the cover is gorgeous! It's new to me, too! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Michelle @ Michelle's Minions
The cover is fab! Thanks for stopping by, Michelle :)Delete
I'm loving the synopsis and the cover!!! Will definitely be adding it to my TBR list :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today. (:ReplyDelete
Jackie @Jackie's Book World
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Roshani is a sweetheart and the book sounds amazing and of course the cover is a STUNNER! Great pick!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Pili :)Delete
That cover is gorgeous, and it sounds really good. I'll definitely be on the lookout for it.ReplyDelete
Awesome! Glad I brought it your attention :)Delete
Ooooh... I love the look of this one! Sounds like my kind of read too!ReplyDelete
This is new to me, but it sounds really good. I hope you enjoy reading it.ReplyDelete
ooh Indian Mythology! I'm Indian too so this interesting! Nice cover too. Thanks for sharing, I didn't know about this one until now.ReplyDelete
Wow...that cover too! This one sounds amazing!ReplyDelete
Ooo, inspired by Indian mythology? That sounds promising. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
You know, I got goosebumps just reading the synopsis of this novel. What an AMAZING book!! I love all the plot elements! And I've never read anything related to Indian mythology, so this will be a nice change. And I love the cover, too!ReplyDelete
KUDOS and thanks for featuring this book, which I'm putting on my Goodreads shelves RIGHT AWAY!!