Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#154): The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


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

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.



As an Indian girl, I really don't read enough books by Desi authors (there aren't many), or India-based books (there aren't many) in YA. THIS ONE sounds great!

52 comments:

  1. I'm so impatient to read this one.

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  2. This one does sound pretty good! Hope you like it.

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  3. Seeing this one around a lot! Beautiful cover, but I feel like I've seen it somewhere before. Probably just a mesh of all the other awesome covers I've seen so far! LOL!

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    1. The design is very similar to another St. Martin's Griffin series - Amanda Hocking's Kanin Chronicles!

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  4. I do love that cover ---the colors are so great!

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  5. I'm definitely glad to see a book with an Indian main character! And what a gorgeous cover! Awesome pick this week, Alyssa:-)

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  6. That cover is beautiful! And did I maybe just see it on Edelweiss? Great pick!
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  7. Oh I haven't read anything like this before so definitely something to look out for. Also love the cover! What I'm Waiting On

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  8. I've seen this around. Sounds good to me! I hope you enjoy it. Have a great week, Alyssa! My WOW

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  9. YES! This sounds amazing! One of my most anticipated for next year for sure! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  10. New to me but hope that you get a chance to read and enjoy it soon.

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  11. I am DEFINITELY waiting on this one right along with you! We need more diversity in our YA books and this fits the bill, it sounds AWESOME and man that cover is stunning ♥ Awesome pick^^

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    1. Agreed! I'd read this one for the diversity alone. The gorgeous cover is a bonus!

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  12. You already know how absolutely obessed I am with this book and I just cannot waiiiit!!

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  13. ooh I can't wait for this one either!

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  14. I've never read any book based on Indian mythology! I'm sold!

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    Chel

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  15. Great pick Alyssa I am also waiting to read this one as well, it looks and sounds absolutely amazing. Plus I never read books with Indian mythology before.

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  16. This sounds really interesting and I totally am enjoying the cover! Great pick, thanks for sharing!

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  17. Not sure if it's something for me but I'll definitely keep an eye on it! The cover looks amazing though! Hope you enjoy it! :D

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    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

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  18. Great pick! The cover on this book is definitely eye catching and I love the description. I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list. Thanks for stopping by my WoW and sharing!!

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  19. I automatically said, "YAS." Because REALLY. I love everything about the concept - Indian mythology, I mean, of course - and that cover is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. So glad to hear it! You're very welcome, Peach. ^_^

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  20. Nice cover. Intriguing blurb. Hope you enjoy reading this one.

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  21. This book is one of my most anticipated books of 2016! The title, the cover, the synopsis! I have MAJOR grabby hands for this one!

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  22. We desi people need to pimp the heck out of this book! I CANNOT WAIT for this one, Alyssa! Have you seen her Pinterest board? Her inspiration for the love interest is Arjun Rampal (WHO IS A MAJOR DREAMBOAT. PLEASE TELL ME YOU THINK THE SAME)!

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  23. Stunning pick Alyssa. <3 Curious about this one too :D And it comes out on my birthday! YAAAY for that, lol :D I love birthday books, hah. I hope you will end up loving this one lots when you get to read it sweetie. <3

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    1. You and my dad share the same birthday! Thank you, Carina. ^_^

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  24. I agree! This book sounds fantastic. I hope it's a standalone. :D

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