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The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published Date: 3 May 2016
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!
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