Book Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Type: Stand-Alone
Genre: Mythology, Fantasy
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Source: Hardcover // Amazon
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Summary:  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. 


1.5? I don't know.

The Star-Touched Queen was one of my most anticipated books of April, but I can't bring myself to really enjoy it. It was a huge disappointment for me and I don't know what else to say. I had such high hopes for this book but in the end, the story fell flat. I think what ultimately got to me was the hype. There were so many praises for this book so since I was expecting a lot from it.

The beginning started out like any other books, it was interesting and entertaining right up to the wedding scene. I was really confused at what happened during this part. Maya gets taken or had chosen, to leave with a complete stranger to become his wife while Maya's home was under attack. Like wtf?

Did I also mention that there was instalove? Not the good one, but the bad kind. Amar and Maya are cringe worthy characters that I can't bring myself to read about. Maya's stubbornness as well as her idiocy to trust others pretty much led to most of the conflicts in the book.

Despite my negative attitude towards this book, the writing was great. Rouhani Chokshi did a wonderful job telling the story even though the story was not that great. I will definitely be checking out her other books in the near future.

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