Waiting on Wednesday: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi9:44:00 AM
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Release date: May 3rd, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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.
Roshani Chokshi is a first time author, and this debut novel of hers sounds too tantalizing to resist! It seems like it will be a refreshing change from your average YA fantasy novel, what with its roots in Indian mythology and grand world-building. I can't wait to see what they come up with for its cover art, and I'm eagerly counting down the days until I can get my copy!