Waiting on Wednesday
**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.**
The Star-Touched Queen
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: April 26 2016
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.
Why am I waiting…
First thing I noticed about The Star-Touched Queen when I came across it in January was the cover. I mean come on, it’s beautiful ❤ !!!
As I read the synopsis I knew I had to add this to my TBR! I’ve never read anything based on Indian mythology so I’m excited to venture into this world. I have a strong feeling this will be added to my list of favourite reads for 2016, the buzz and early reviews for The Star-Touched Queen are very exciting and convincing. Definitely cannot wait to get my hands on my own copy.
What are you waiting on this week?!
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Until next time bibliophiles,