Title: A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen, #2)
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Published Date: Expected March 28th 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.
Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.
Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.
Roshani has a way of describing a scene that transports you to an open passage perfect for viewing. Like a live play being performed before your eyes. In this sophomore release, one would think it would continue on as Maya’s story in the underworld, but it does not.
It is a story of Gauri, the younger beloved sister of Maya and her growth under their bother’s rule. The Raja Skada is nothing like their father, but everything a man of power and greed can ever be. As a soldier, Gauri has been captured in Ujijiaan and Vikram, Their King, will be her savior.
You must read the first book as the two main characters in A Crown of Wishes are referred to in the book. Their background taking shape and their personalities molded by MAYA one way or another.
The landscape Roshani has painted as equally beautiful as the first. I grant her five stars and a handful of wishes. I can not wait for a follow-up book.
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