Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #142 - The Star-Touched Queen

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -

The Star-Touched Queen - Roshani Chokshi
ISBN - 9781250085474
Publisher - St Martin's Griffin
Release date - May 3 2016

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.

Love the synopsis for The Star-Touched Queen and I'm definitely hooked on the fact that it's inspired by Indian mythology.  


  1. Yes! I'm super excited about this one as well!! I definitely don't know enough about Indian mythology so hopefully it will be a good start to jump off from. My WOW

  2. another diverse setting! i'm so excited to read about indian mythology.. we have too many greek mythology and i'm happy the YA world is expanding. This book is seriously awesome.

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  3. This is the second time I've seen this WOW this week. I like the idea of this. Nice pick! My WOW

  4. I took one look at the cover and thought it was part of The Queen of the Tearling series. The cover looks like a mash between the covers from the first and second book. I actually skipped over this book a few times on other blogs because I didn't know it is its own book. I'm glad I stopped to read it this time. It sounds like a good story, so I'll have to add it to my list now too!


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