The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Publisher:St. Martin's Griffin
A Young Adult novel
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only seventeen?
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.
*An advanced reader's copy was provided by the publisher for this blog tour & and honest review*
The Star-Touched Queen was a Hades & Persephone story unlike any other. With luscious imagery and Indian mythology and themes swirled in, this one was a beautiful necessity to have in my life. I even ordered the hard copy just so I could have the tangible beauty.