Friday, June 17, 2016

Review and Giveaway! The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Welcome to YA Friday! Today I am reviewing The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. As a special treat I am giving away the ARC and special Star-Touched tattoos I received from the publisher! To enter fill out the rafflecopter form. If you don't see it, click 'read more'.

The Story-
Maya is a young woman avoided at all costs by her people. A daughter of the king, and yet her birth horoscope predicts only death and despair. She is content to be shunned, seeking joy in other pursuits. Then, her father arranges a political marriage for her, and her future begins.

Taken to wife by Amar, she becomes the Queen of Akaran, but her new kingdom is a puzzle within a mystery. She roams halls filled with locked doors, she finds gardens made of glass and secrets hidden within a tree.

Danger lurks in her world, and when an old "friend" appears, Maya must choose between her heart and her head. Her choice will change the fate of all man-kind.

My Thoughts-
I enjoyed this read. The story hints at so much mystery and the author does a good job keeping things under wraps until the right time. Maya is a strong female lead, who is unable to trust those around her, both as a child and as a married woman. She struggles with feelings for her new husband, but because of the secrets he keeps, she is unable to fully give herself to him. This untrust is the perfect ground on which to breed deceit.

I myself was pulled along, not knowing who or what to believe. I had to keep reading just because I wanted the answers. Who is this best friend? What is Amar hiding? Does he really love her? Why does Maya's horoscope predict death? What about those she left behind?

This is a beautiful tale using Indian folklore, especially the idea of rebirth. The story comes full swing in a nice way and the reader is able to feel as if nothing remains untold. I'm giving it 5 stars!

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3 comments:

  1. Just a heads up, the second twitter follow doesn't state whom to follow. It say follow @ on twitter.

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  2. LOL, yes. I just saw that. Thank you. I've corrected the error.

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