And here’s another entry for Waiting on Wednesday!
My pick for this week is The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi.
First, a synopsis from Amazon:
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.
Okay, I admit, I was completely drawn to the cover. Isn’t it gorgeous? However, the synopsis only adds to it!
I love stories of arranged marriages! (When the Marriage Law Challenge was around in HP fanfic a few years ago, I read EVERYTHING.) I also really love Indian folklore. The stories are gorgeous and intriguing, and I can’t wait to see how it’s intertwined with this story!
I also love the description in the synopsis: “thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit” — it reminds me of The Night Circus or the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses — one of my favorite fairy tales.
This book will be released 26 April 2016. Not too far away!
What are you waiting on? What’s coming out soon that you absolutely can’t wait to get your hands on?