Book Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi




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.


★★★★★(5 stars)


Maya has been loathed by everyone because of her cursed horoscope. A marriage with death and destruction.

But when a young man appears in front of her in her wedding day, willing to take the her hand despite the curse, she willingly accepts.

Now, her world shifted as she became the queen of Arakan, a place she have never heard before. But what lies behind those close doors may be the one that makes her fall into destruction.


  • Hades and Persephone + Psyche and Eros retelling. Yes please! These are my most favorite stories in greek mythology! I love how the author incorporated the stories and blended it into a superb combination.

  • Impressive character building. From beginning till the end, the characters never bored me. They are impressively interpreted and the author really did a great job in conveying emotions through the characters.
  • Luscious writting style. I love the poetic feel of the novel. The storytelling style of the author brings us to that time of fairy tales and “once upon a time”.

  • Amar. Amar. Amar! The sweet talker who really means what he is saying. I love his character and I love how the author blended Hades and Eros in one character through him. (swoons)
  • Getting over the wrath of A Court of Mist and Fury. Book hang overs can be very harsh on me sometimes and that is my case with ACOMAF. It took me a day to halfly get over it and until now, it still lingers in my mind. This novel really helped in containing the feels since it made me fangirl with ACOMAF and this at the same time without ruining the other. So for those who wants to recover from the hangover, this is the perfect book for you.


This book is really one great read. With it’s unique twists and perfect execution of the myths, this will surely please every book lover out there. So grab a copy of your own and mesmerize yourself with this very beautiful story.

Till my next review guys!


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