Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (54)

Waiting on Wednesday/s are hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine in which you choose a book or books that you're excited and waiting for.
This week's Waiting on Wednesday book is...

Title: The Star-Touched Queen
Author: Rouhani Chokshi
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication date: April 26th 2016
Pre-order the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

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.
(Image and summary taken from Goodreads)

Reasons for why I am excited for this book:

1) I first fell in love with the idea of The Star-Touched Queen back when it was entitled The Bride of Dusk and Glass (it was sometime last year when the news of the two-book deal came out), I was so fascinated by the concept of the merging of two mythologies from two very distinct and rich cultures. I feel like the traces of Greek roots will just elevate the richness of the Indian heritage in this novel and I know that this novel is going to be a feast for the senses (I expect to be overwhelmed in the best way possible).
2)  Every time I read the synopsis, I get all kinds of tingly feels because it gives enough information away that a reader will get curious but teases everything else completely. I am so curious about the tree that bears memories, Maya, Amar, the Otherworld, Akaran, the horoscope, oh my god, I want to know about everything. Just gimme this book. I cannot. D y i n g to read.
3) So the original release date of The Star-Touched Queen was May 3rd but then St. Martin's Press decided to release it earlier (moved the pub day to April 26th) because, I'm pretty sure, they knew how freaking amazing this novel is and decided to solve world hunger (for books) by releasing it a week early. Thank you, SMP, for continuously giving us our next fix. #bookjunkie4lyf
* Also, a sidenote, I am obsessed with Roshani Chokshi's Pinterest page for The Star-Touched Queen! It's filled so many pretty things and will pretty much just tease the hell out of you. But still, the pretties. You can view her The Star-Touched Queen Pinterest board here. You can also navigate her page and see what else she's working on (hint: other beautiful and magic-filled things).

What are your WoW pick/s for this week? Let me know in the comments and I'll check them out!

1 comment:

  1. Ooh nice! Seeing a lot of this one! Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

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