Waiting on Wednesday (22)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.


The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy/Mythology
Page Length: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: May 3, 2016

About The Star-Touched Queen (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.
*flails* I NEED THIS BOOK. First of all, I am one of those people who obsesses over horoscopes, so that first sentence of the synopsis totally hooked me. Second, everything about the plot sounds like something I WOULD LOVE. I am a huge fan of books based on mythology, and HAVING GARDENS OF GLASS AND A TREE THAT BEARS MEMORIES INSTEAD OF FRUIT JUST SOUNDS AMAZING *flails* Oh, and that cover? Absolute perfection.

8 comments :

  1. YES SO MUCH!! I can't wait for Rosh's book :D

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    1. I KNOW!!!!!! It looks so amazing and Roshani is so sweet! I am so so excited for TSTQ :D

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  2. This book sounds so amazing! I can't wait for this one! I already have this one preordered!

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    1. Yay!! I am probably going to preorder it too. It looks so amazing :)

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  3. I wasn't really interested in this until now! And yes to the horoscopes!

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    1. Yay I'm glad you're interested now!!! I didn't know much about it for a while, but now it's one of my most anticipated debuts of 2016 :)

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  4. NEED THIS BOOK! I really just love the title it sounds so magical and promising storyline wise! PS: You have a lovely looking blog! *hits follow button* :)

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    1. I KNOW, THE TITLE ALONE SOUNDS AMAZING (as does the book itself)! :) And OMG *blushes* thank you so so so much!

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