Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Star-Touched Queen

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that focuses on the yet-to-be released books we're waiting for. It's hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week I'm talking about a story that focuses on Indian folklore that I absolutely want!

Title: The Star-Touched Queen
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Genre: YA Fantasy-Mythology 
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
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Goodreads summary:

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only

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 I'm Waiting:

Again, I minored in Asian Studies for a reason, and my country of concentration was India. A YA fantasy based on Indian mythology and folklore? I'm going to be all over that. YA writing and Indian-inspiration--it sounds like the perfect arrangement!

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  1. This looks like something I will enjoy reading. Thanks so much for spotlighting it today!

    Happy Reading!

    1. I've heard nothing but good things about it so far :) thanks!!