The Star-Touched Queen
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2016-04-26
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
Series: The Star-Touched Queen (#1)
The premise sounded awesome. Book combining Indian mythology and the story of Hades and Persephone. Sounds really cool, right? Yeah....about that.... The book has received a lot of love and hype but it definitely does not live up to the praise. For instance, there really isn't any plot. The story ...
~*Full review notes on The Bent Bookworm!*~“I am a frightened girl, a roaring river and night incarnate….And I will not be tethered. My life belongs to me.”Feels:Reading The Star-Touched Queen was like falling headfirst into a swirling vortex of color, light, and strange beasts. It was beautiful, f...
I love stories about Otherworld. I enjoyed this, but I never really connected to the characters the way I usually do. Worlds crossing, the realm of Death, love and betrayal. All the good bones of a wonderful tale. A good beach read for the summer.
Not for me. Beautifully written with some of the most unique mythology and magic I've ever seen, but I'm finding the plot somewhere between way too slow and practically non existent. May try again at another time but DNFing at the moment.
Okay ya'll, it takes a lot to make me gush about a book. The last time I was this excited about a book was when I read "Cinder" for the first time. "The Star-Touched Queen" had some pacing problems here and there, but not enough for me to rate it below 5 stars. The book begins with 16 year old Princ...