Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Waiting on The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!

I'm liking the sounds of...

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published Date: 3 May 2016
Pre-Order: Amazon | The Book Depository | Dymocks Australia

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.
(summary from Goodreads)

I'm definitely looking forward to this one! Indian mythology, yes please. And I read it's being pitched as a Hades and Persephone like romance, so double yes please!

What book caught your fancy?


  1. OOoh that's totally new to me! Love the cover!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. Great Pick. This one is totally new to me. Thanks for putting it on my radar :)

    Happy Reading

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    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  3. Ooh, this sounds really good! I'd never seen it before, but adding it to my TBR now! Thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW. Happy reading!