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The Star-Touched Queen
The Star-Touched Queen | Roshani Chokshi
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.
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wildwoodreads
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Mehso-so

I read The Star-Touched Queen to complete the May prompt for The Uncorked Librarian Challenge. I might have cheated a little because the prompt was to read a book set in India. I loved the premise of the story, but the character development and plot felt a little flat. I didn‘t hate my time reading it, but it doesn‘t feel memorable.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/05/24/the-star-touched-queen-by-roshani-chokshi/

Just_reading So-so book but great photo. I love the nature background! 1y
wildwoodreads @Just_reading Thank you!! 💕 1y
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Joysiam
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Received a copy from goodreads giveaway and at. Martins Press. The writing is extraordinary and lush.
A story containing many worlds and lives.

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Reign_1982
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Bailedbailed

Omg. No

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BayouGirl85
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Pickpick

Wow...This was not what I expected in such a good way.

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morteana
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I deeply appreciate the beauty of Roshani Choski‘s writing. She is both straightforward and elegant.

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Nebklvr
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Mehso-so

The writing is exquisite but the plot got away from the author towards the end. Chaos.

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chapters-and-pages
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“no matter where we are, we‘ll always share the same sky. we can always find each other in the same constellation.“

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BookishBelle
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Mehso-so

This was really close to a pick for me. It was beautifully written and the story was good. I spent a lot of time being confused and irritated at the mc though. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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BookishBelle
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Feet up. Reading on my lunch break. Rainy day. #lunchtimereading #booknlunch

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brittanythebookdragon
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I really found myself drawn into this book and learning just what exactly was going on. I loved the writing of this book. Some of the things just kind of struck me and I found myself re-reading them because I liked them so much. The weaving together of the culture and belief of reincarnation was superb and so well done. Definitely recommend.

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jmtrivera
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Normally I'd be irritated if I lent someone a like-new book and they returned it all beat-up. 😆 However, this was a student who claimed to enjoy the book, so I'm just happy I could share some literary love! 💜
#TeachersofLitsy

aeeklund Teachers like you are the reason some kids grow up to be lifelong reader. Thank you for what you do!! 💜💜 3y
jmtrivera @aeeklund Aww, thank you! 😊💜 3y
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behudd
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Absolutely gorgeous writing. The whole thing felt like a prose poem. And I loved hearing stories based in Indian folklore, something I know almost nothing about. Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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heikemarie
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Mehso-so

I thought the story well-conceived, kind of a Daughter of Smoke and Bone meets Persephone in India. The language was a bit too florid for me and detracted from my connection with the characters.

#readingspot

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theladygreer
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Ooh, this is a good one. So vivid & beautifully written. Dark fantasy, bloody & brutal, but also pulsing with life. Made me set aside all the other books I was reading to focus on this riveting story.

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Naj
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I'd describe this as a romantic fantasy based on Hindu mythology. What worked for me, against all reason, was the romance. Please believe me when I say that I have never been moved by a romantic story. There are a lot of twists and turns which you'll love if you're unfamiliar with the mythology but enjoyable even otherwise. Most importantly, I found my new favorite animal sidekick- Kamala, the flesh eating horse. The sass queen we don't deserve.

DGRachel Ooh, this sounds wonderful! 4y
Naj @DGRachel Yeah I really enjoyed it and this is not my usual genre. Hope you like it 😊 4y
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Schnoebs
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Exactly what I needed. I read this while referring everything to my really good friend. She‘s from India and because there are so many languages and mythological creatures it was so much fun hearing what she refers to things and what things she never heard of before. I loved the world building and the huge twist in the middle! The relationships really got to me and made me love it even more! Curious to see if I‘ll like the sequel just as much!

Schnoebs @julesG finally getting back on track and checking another one off the list for #sfftbrchallenge #38newyorktimesbestseller 4y
julesG 👏👏👏 4y
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Schnoebs
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Don‘t know why I still get so entertained when the author uses the title in a book but here it is 😂

#entertained #mpls #twincities

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Schnoebs
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Hey Litsy Family,
I wanted to apologize for my absence recently. I‘ve had so many things going on in my life right now (like getting really sick on my birthday, my mother being in an active shooter situation but she‘s safe, multiple expensive car repair issues, school nonsense, issues from my past coming up and working in between all of this [i work in a mental health and addiction emergency center which is stressful too]). Continue below...

Schnoebs Because of all this and a lot more I haven‘t posted, commented or liked a lot on this amazing and supportive community. I feel really bad about it even though I know I shouldn‘t. Reading has been really hard too. Sorry #bbbbc for not participating this book, I really tried but it just didn‘t happen. Also, I am still working on #9daysoflitmas giveaway and should have the package down and draw names soon. I‘ve been having such a hard time.... (edited) 4y
Schnoebs Reading lately that I‘ve picked up and put down and half returned to almost a dozen books that I haven‘t been able to get through. It‘s crazy because reading is usually what helps me process and get through things so it‘s hard not having that. But hopefully Christmas will help turn things around! Thanks for listening to my little update and I really hope to get back into this community soon. (edited) 4y
MidnightBookGirl All the love and support to you! 4y
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Sharpeipup Big hugs & happy thoughts for you! 4y
Kalalalatja Hugs 💕💕 4y
GripLitGrl Sending positive vibes & hugs💕💕 4y
KatieCarpenter Oh for scary! I‘m so glad your mom is safe! I‘m sorry things have been hard for you lately, sending warm thoughts and hugs! 4y
mountainsandlace Sending hugs your way 💕 4y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Hugs! ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
dragondrool Big hugs! Hope everything sorts out soon. Glad to hear your mom is okay. 4y
InLibrisVeritas Hugs!!! No worries on not participating for this book, there are always others! I am glad your mom is okay! 💚💚 4y
RavenLovelyReads Lauren- I‘m so glad to hear your mom is ok. Stay strong, things will get better. Hugs and good juju heading in your direction. I‘m sorry I‘ve been a rubbish pen pal- there‘s something in the mail for you. 💕 💕 4y
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Schnoebs
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Making some good progress in this and loving all the different Indian mythological references 😍

#mythology #mpls #twincities

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Okay wow I legit didn't remember any of this from my first read. Really romantic writing style and interesting story overall. Parts were a bit cheesy but I think the writing really did suit that

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I remember loving this book but nothing of it so time for a reread since Roshani is going to be in the TBR and Beyond group in January

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Schnoebs
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The books I‘m bringing home with my over Thanksgiving break. Definitely in a really weird reading mood that has me all over the place. We shall see what I get to over the next several days!

#turkey #thanksgiving #roadtrip #break #mood #moodreader #mpls #twincities

EclecticReaders We‘ve discussed two of those on the podcast! (The Star-Touched Queen & The Fifth Season.) Enjoy!! 4y
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Rachiiebookdragon
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Loved this book, great storyline and very easy to get into! 5/5

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sparrowssavvy
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Mehso-so

I was so excited to read this and it just didn't live up to the hype for me. The prose and detail was beautiful but I truly just couldn't get into the story, I struggled to keep my reading momentum going with this. I love the concept and the idea of the story, but something just wasn't working for me.

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Booksbymybed
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Mehso-so

This was just ok. Excellent world-building but I felt I didn't really get to know any characters well enough to be emotionally invested in the story. Relationships also seemed forced.

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bibliocurl
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This was on my TBR for ages. It starts of slow for a bit, but from the middle of the book, the twists get more and more complicated and captivating. Looking forward to reading Crown of Wishes.

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ReadingSusan
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I loved this book!! Maya is a terrific character. I loved getting swept up in this book. I could barely put it down. The descriptions in this book were beautiful and made it so easy for me to picture it in my head. What a great story. #24in48

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ReadingSusan
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Time for some snacks. Loving this book! Beautiful imagery.

tracey38 And July 31st is Jump for Jellybeans day. Found out from my work, where we are going to give patients jellybean baggies. 😋 4y
ReadingSusan @tracey38 that‘s amazing! 4y
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ReadingSusan
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Ready to get started on #24in48!! Here is my TBR!!

UwannaPublishme Happy reading! 😊📚🙌🏻 4y
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GivenLemons
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I really enjoyed this! I finished off with a lovely chai. The writing was really pretty and the plot was really engaging. #fantasy #YA

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DReadsBooks
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I love a good myth, and if you are looking for standalone fantasy, this is one for you!

Full review live now on my blog:https://deannareadsbooks.blogspot.com/2018/06/audiobook-review-star-touched-queen-by.html?m=1

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FantasyChick
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This was one of the #FreakyFriday books I never got around to reading. Such an incredibly complex fantasy story but so enjoyable to read. 😊

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I'm kind of floored by the low rating on GR for this. Incredibly interesting glimpse into Indian folklore and Hindu mythology. The magic was cool, lots of mystery and some beautiful writing.

kgriffith Listening to the sequel as I type! 4y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I've owned this book for at least a year! Finally starting it

tracycatherinereads The cover is gorgeous 4y
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kgriffith
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Know how you can tell when Kir‘s been making pasta without her apron? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Just a few minutes left of this audio, and I‘m a fan.

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kgriffith
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Watering the garden under the harvest moon. I‘m enjoying this book more and more, and love how the author is developing the character of Kamala (and how the narrator is portraying her). #ownvoices

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kgriffith
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My yeast monster turned out the best bread I‘ve made so far 😎 Really enjoying this #audiobook and am listening for even just a minute or two at a time on breaks.

Craftylikefox That is some beautiful bread! 4y
CoffeeNBooks Wow! That sandwich looks delicious! 4y
kgriffith @Craftylikefox thank you! It was completely spur of the moment, and I‘m really happy with it! 4y
kgriffith @CoffeeNBooks ngl it WAS delicious. 😁 Roast beef, horseradish cheddar, hothouse tomato, black olives, mayo, yellow mustard, and Penzeys sandwich sprinkle. 💋 👊🏻 4y
CoffeeNBooks @kgriffith Horseradish cheddar is the best! I tried it at the deli once because I was curious, and it quickly became a favorite in my household. It makes a great grilled cheese sandwich! 4y
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kgriffith
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Forgot I was proofing yeast while listening to my book. Oops?

CouronneDhiver Yikes! 4y
Bradleygirl Reminds me of a science demonstration we got to do in sixth grade. My team's yeast won! Kinda like that. 4y
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kgriffith
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“History?”
“Written by the victors,” he said, with a dismissive wave of his hand. “I‘m not interested in one-sided tales.”

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kgriffith
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“I wanted a love thick with time, as inscrutable as if a lathe had carved it from night, and as familiar as the marrow in my bones.”

TheBookKeepers I wasn‘t a huge fan of this book, but that is a lovely quote 💕 4y
kgriffith @TheBookKeepers The reviews here are decidedly mediocre, but I do love the narrator‘s voice, and I‘m not up for the heavier audiobooks I have lined up currently. 4y
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sdbruening
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Mehso-so

I very much enjoyed the story and characters. But the writing style started wearing on me. Too much of the ‘hundreds‘ and ‘thousands‘. Too floofy. Loved the demon horse Kamela!! Very funny.

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slightlyfoxed
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More authors! (I‘ve been up since 6am, words are hard.) #txla18

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morevna
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Ah boy..how naive can one person be? And how selfish? Ugh.

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Conservio
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3/5

A very pretty book with interesting ideas... but I felt like it was empty. No real meat to it. I think if it was focused on something other than romance, it would be more fulfilling.

Regardless, I still enjoyed it. #india #mythology

Eggs This image!!! ❤️💜❤️ 4y
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Conservio
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About half way through. I‘m trying to #diversify my reading, both in ethnicity/origin of story and genre.

When this came across my spectrum I originally said “eh... it‘s a romance I‘ll skip”. However, the library had it out on display and decided to give it a try.

It‘s okay so far. I don‘t care about the romance, but her world is interesting. #indian #romance

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morevna
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Aaaall the 1001 nights- feels here 😍😍😍😍💜

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Wordsareweapons
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Help!!! I‘m addicted and can‘t put this down!!😍😍😂

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