The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.
This week I chose 56% of of The Star Touched Queen from Roshani Chokshi.
I plunged the knife into the tree, pushing all my force, my heartbreak, my broken dreams, into the tree’s thick bark. “
I’ve only read a few chapters of the book so far, but I am really enjoying the author’s writing style. I also participate in “First Lines Friday”, to see the first lines of this book head over to that post by clicking here.
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.”