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  1. The Star-Touched Queen
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  2. The Star-Touched Queen

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Praise for The Star-Touched Queen:
New York Times Bestseller
#9 on the Summer 2016 Kids' Indie Next List
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
A Goodreads Best Book of the Month

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only seventeen?
Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar's wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire...
But Akaran has its own secrets -- thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most. . .including herself.
A lush and vivid story that is steeped in Indian folklore and mythology. The Star-touched Queen is a novel that no reader will soon forget.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Roshani Chokshi
Binding
Kindle Edition
EISBN
9781250085481
Format
Kindle eBook
Label
St. Martin's Griffin
Manufacturer
St. Martin's Griffin
NumberOfPages
353
PublicationDate
2016-04-26
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
ReleaseDate
2016-04-26
Studio
St. Martin's Griffin
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

**My reviews contain no spoilers**

Rating: 3/5 stars

The Star-Touched Queen is a book that’s been recently buzzing in the book community. The majority of ARC reviews were glowing, and the synopsis has such unique concepts. Once the release day approached, I couldn’t get my hands on it fast enough.

I started reading this as soon as I could. I really enjoyed the writing style and exposure to Indian mythology, but unfortunately other parts of the book fell flat for me. Some parts of the book that didn’t appeal to me as much were the prevalence of tropes, confusing explanations, and an eye-rolling romance.

This book is filled with lyrical writing that has vivid imagery with deep meanings. There’s a storytelling feel throughout that’s immersive and comforting. You know how some books have intentionally vague descriptions so that readers can create their own scenery themselves? Well, this book instead gives detailed... Read more
This is a beautifully written debut with lush, carefully crafted sentences. Built upon Hades and Persephone and Indian mythology, The Star-Touched Queen is a novel you need to savor. Chokshi's writing reads like poetry, and the author I'd compare her most to is Laini Taylor with dreamy sentences and gifted, enrapturing world building.

I was sucked into Princess Mayavati's voice and world. Cursed at birth by a horoscope that declared she will be married to Death and more or less bring destruction, Maya is often avoided. To deal with this, she focuses on her studies, sneaks out to listen to her father, the king, talk politics, and acknowledges that her life will be as an old maid/scholar. She also has a love for stories, as evidenced by the way she tells her little sister folklore/fairy tales before bedtime, weaving them with such care and delicacy. However, her father soon decides the best thing for her is to be married off. Wait...what?

Chokshi's debut is a fairy... Read more
Roshani Chokshi’s debut novel, The Star-Touched Queen, is full of gorgeous and breath-taking imagery, but fell short when it came to having a clear, structured plot. Maya has always been an outcast, defined by a doomed horoscope since birth. Most regard her with superstition and distrust, viewing her as a walking omen. For Maya, this works in her favor, beside her younger half-sister, Gauri, there is no one in the whole of Bharata that she’d like to spend time with. But inside Maya wants more. Tired of being defined by so-called fate, she plunges head first into the strange world of Akaran, where she is promised the power to define her own future. But her own ambition and need to prove herself threaten to become her downfall.

While I really liked Maya’s character arc, it became a guessing game for a large portion of the novel, as I tried to figure out what its main conflict was. Bharata was on the brink of war when Maya left for Akaran and her... Read more
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