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)
In my last review I mentioned how I’m not much of a romantic and I tend to get bored with romance-driven plots. And then this book rocked up and was all, “I’m gonna make you a liar, bitch.” And then it did. And I’m okay with that. You guys. I loved this soooooo much! It’s everything I love about m...
Okay, so I am not reviewing this blasted book. I will tell you exactly the problem with it shortly and concisely. All the bad things could have been avoided from the beginning if Amar had simply told his lovie love "Yo, we used to be married and madly in love. I'm the ruler of death basically, and y...
~*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...
An amazing read , I was completely lost in the story. Magic , Fantasy, Indian mythology. The story follows Maya, a 17 years old Princess with a terrible horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction. She was despised and blamed for any ill luck Happening in her father's kingdom, and ...
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.