March 12, 2017

The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1) by @NotRashKnee #BookReview

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.

Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen. Her work has appeared in Strange HorizonsShimmer, and Book Smugglers. Her short story, "The Star Maiden," was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award.

For me reading this a second time around was very good.  I still got confused on some of the descriptions but the story itself makes up for my lack of understanding.  I love the characters, and the side characters, and the world that the author has created.  This is one book you wont be able to put down.  I really enjoyed coming back to this world and really hope that within the pages of book two that we get reunited with these characters that I have fallen in love with. Yes even the demon horse.  If your looking for a wonderful fantasy with twists and turns. This is the one you should pick up! 

Book in a Pinch
The tale of Persephone with a twist

Here is my past review from the first time around:

I really wasnt sure if I was going to love this one.  But what I found was a beautiful breath taking story about a girl who finds that she is much stronger than she thought she was.  Maya goes from being the outcast of her family to being a star-touched queen and the journey that takes her there is magnificent!

I would love to see more of this world and its creatures!  This really reminded me of A Court of Roses and Thorns in the fact that much of this new world is hidden from her.  Only to be revealed later on.

There is so much I want to say about this book but just can’t form it into words.  The world building will blow you away, sucking you into the most beautiful descriptions and deceptions!

This is one of my fav books of 2016 and I was so happy to be able to read it!

Well I was going to post some quotes here but I'm kinda dead!  So go sang a copy of this book and check out these pages.

Page 25- would you like to know the difference between us and everyone else?

Goes on to page 26.

Page 69-I make this bond to you and blood not flowers

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