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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Pre-order it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository |
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.

Isn't the cover gorgeous?! I can't stop looking at it! Besides that, we're looking at a book that promises romance, magic, and a strong leading lady. That makes it an automatic add to my TBR. I also love that this was inspired by Indian mythology!

Roshani Chokshi comes from a small town in Georgia where she collected a Southern accent, but does not use it unless under duress. She grew up in a blue house with a perpetually napping bear-dog. At Emory University, she dabbled with journalism, attended some classes in pajamas, forgot to buy winter boots and majored in 14th century British literature. She spent a year after graduation working and traveling and writing. After that, she started law school at the University of Georgia where she’s learning a new kind of storytelling.
Connect with Roshani: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads |


  1. Great choice! I'm pretty excited for this one :)

  2. WOW the cover to this is simply otherworldly! I want this book!

  3. Oh I have this one for a future WoW as well! It sounds so good!!! right?

    Laura @ psilovethatbook

  4. I am SO excited for this book too! I've been obsessed with this for so long now *heart eyes*

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

  5. I cannot wait for this book either. Have you seen the trailer Sarah made for it? If the book wasn't already on my TBR, that would have sold it to me right there.

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

  6. Ooh this sounds interesting! I haven't seen Sarah's trailer, I'll have to check it out. I love the idea of being inspired by indian mythology.

    1. Yeah I love that idea as well! It sounds really interesting and I'm so excited to read it!

  7. AHH IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!! And I honestly hadn't even ever heard of it before, so this is going straight on my goodreads :D
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. When I first saw it, it was instantly added to my TBR. It just sounds so great and the cover is gorgeous!

  8. This is a good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere. Brief but very precise information… Many thanks for sharing this one. A must read post!