waiting on wednesday

The Star-Touched Queen
by Roshani Choski

to be published on May 3rd 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin
young adult | fantasy | romance | mythology

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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.

WHy wait

1. Indian mythology!  I love all the mythologies but I don’t know as much about Indian myth, so I’m SUPER EXCITED to get immersed!

2. A horoscope about the marriage of Death and Destruction?  My little black heart wants all of it!

3. When her wedding takes a fatal turn!? What is the fatal turn!? MUST KNOW.

4. Um, look at that gorgeous cover.  If the writing is even HALF as pretty…

5. Dangerous. Underbelly. Of the Otherworld.  Secret that spans reincarnated lives.  THE BALANCE OF ALL REALMS IS AT STAKE!  MUST PROTECT THE REALMS….BY READING ABOUT THEM…




Are you excited for The Star-Touched Queen? Is it on your TBR? What book are YOU waiting on this week?



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19 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday #20: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

  1. The Indian Mythology bit is was got me about this one too^^ I wish more books explored different cultures. And it sounds suspenseful, thrilling and generally awesome :D And that cover? SWOON. ♥


    1. Me too! I think we’re going to see a lot more of different cultures this year. There are some cool books like The Girl from Everywhere and Beyond the Red that really kick up the diversity.


  2. Ooh nice! I keep going back and forth on this one! Netgalley has it, and yet I find myself hesitating with requesting. Mostly because I just want a break from review books. Still unbelievably excited to get them when I know I NEED to read them, but when it’s one like this…where I’m curious and intrigued about it…I hesitate. I just want to read some TBR books you know?!

    That being said. Once reviews trickle in and if I am convinced again that I need to read it, I am sooo buying it and adding it to my TBR pile! LOL!

    Here’s my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)


    1. Ha, I did not hesitate because I have no willpower. xD And this was one of my most highly anticipated. Cross your fingers for me!

      GOD, I do need to read TBR books though…


  3. I cannot wait for this book! Part of me wants to find my way to NYC, and march up to the St. Martin’s Griffin offices and demand a copy. That’s how much I need it!

    Great pick! I hope you enjoy it. :)


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