My review for The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

If you don’t know what TSTQ it is a mild re-telling of Persephone and Hades but here is a brief description:

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.

With that here is my review. I want to add that I don’t want to spoil anything on this book because I feel it is best to go into it blind so my review is pretty much just gushing but despite that I hope you enjoy. (:

Review:

“I love you, jaani. My soul could never forget you. It would retrace every step until it found you.”

GLORIOUS.

The Star Touched Queen was everything I wanted and more. Roshani took it to a whole new level, I felt like I was actually in the world and everything was so vivid in my mind because it was so beautifully written. I loved every character so much (the good and the bad) and just wow I really can’t explain how much I adored this novel. I also just wanted to add that the equality between Maya and Amar was so pleasing to read about (:

What a strange, dark, beautiful book.

 

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