Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly even hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

This week's book is:

The Star-Touched Queen
By Roshani Chokshi

Publication date: April 26th


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.

Inspired by Indian mythology.

Why am I anticipating this book?

I love fantasy, and a story inspired in Indian mythology sounds amazing! I'm super curious to see why she's cursed and how it'll work into the story. Plus THAT COVER IS GORGEOUS, I'm a huge cover-lover, and if it has stars and the color purple, I'm in!

What books are you anticipating?


  1. DITTO. I'm so glad to get fantasy based off of mythologies/cultures NOT based on the usual European countries. (There's just been too many!). So excited for something new :D

    1. I know!! I like European mythology too, but enough is enough haaha. It's so nice to see books like this in the YA genre!