Friday, February 26, 2016

The Star-Touched Queen Review

342 pages

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.

Review (ARC):
I absolutely enjoyed this book. The writing is beautiful and the world-building is spell-binding. Maya is a a strong heroine and gets the opportunity to prove it. We get to see Maya grow as the queen of Akaran and the romance between her and Amar does not disappoint. This book is loosely adapted from the story of Hades and Persephone and it definitely does the tale justice. I don't want to go into too much detail and give the book away but it is an enjoyable read and if you like fantasy and mythological tales then this book is for you.


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