A CROWN OF WISHES by Roshani Chokshi
St. Martin''s Griffin
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What can I say about this book? Since the minute I heard that THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN was going to have a follow-up novel, I was so excited. Now that I have read it, I am in awe of the author's ability to weave together such a magnificent tale. The richness in her writing and talent for bringing imagery to life enhances the story in such a way that the reader cannot help but get drawn into this world. I honestly didn't think it was possible for Roshani Chokshi to outdo herself, but she did. The mystical elements and the emotion that fill these pages will captivate and beguile. This is a must read for 2017.
Audio Book Note: If you are an audio book fan, then A CROWN OF WISHES as well as the first book, THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN, are a must add to your library. They are wonderful narrations which bring together all the magic, emotion, and fantasy of the books all the while bringing to life the characters.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
An ancient mystery. An unlikely union. For one young princess in a state of peril, a dangerous wish could be the only answer…
She is the princess of Bharata—captured by her kingdom’s enemies, a prisoner of war. Now that she faces a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. But should she trust Vikram, the notoriously cunning prince of a neighboring land? He promises her freedom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together they can team up and win the Tournament of Wishes, a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor. It seems like a foolproof plan—until Gauri and Vikram arrive at the tournament and find that danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans, mischievous story birds, a feast of fears, and twisted fairy revels. New trials will test their devotion, strength, and wits. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.
ADD TO GOODREADS
READ THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES
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.
About the Author: ROSHANI CHOKSHI comes from a small town in Georgia where she collected a Southern accent, but does not use it unless under duress. She grew up in a blue house with a perpetually napping bear-dog. At Emory University, she dabbled with journalism, attended some classes in pajamas, forgot to buy winter boots and majored in 14th century British literature. She spent a year after graduation working and traveling and writing. After that, she started law school at the University of Georgia where she''s learning a new kind of storytelling. More information on the author can be found at www.roshanichokshi.com.
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