Friday, November 4, 2016

The Friday 56 (83) The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
25203675Synopsis from Goodreads...

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...
"Marigolds and roses adorned the entrance to the Raja's welcoming hall, and bright petals carpeted the path."--The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Comments: I read The Star-Touched Queen earlier in the week, and have to say that it was one of the best stories I've read in 2016. Page 56 had so many spoilers for the story that I found it hard to pick out a quote that didn't go into detail. I ended up with the one above because it was just a description of a place, and doesn't give anything away.

What are you reading this week?


24 comments:

  1. Beautiful snippet! I can just picture the elegant entry way! Happy reading!

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    1. That was one of my favorite things about The Star-Touched Queen. The descriptions were fantastic and made it easy to picture the different places the main character went. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

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  2. Sounds like a recommendation to me. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  4. Oh my gooooooodness, this book! I've been dying to get my hands on this series for ages and still have not managed to... hopefully soon! Thank you so so much for sharing! Even that tiny snippet of a description has whet my appetite for more from this read.

    Here's my Friday 56, if you're interested! No worries if you're not, though! Either way, happy book-ing to you in the future, and happy Friday!

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    1. I was in the same situation as you up until this week. My local library happened to have a copy, so I went ahead and got it while there were no holds. I'm glad that I finally read The Star-Touched Queen, and I really want to buy a copy to have on my shelf. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

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  5. You are right page 56 does have a lot of spoilers

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    1. It really does. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend! :-)

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  6. Sounds lovely! I so wanna read this one! Happy weekend!

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  7. I enjoyed this one too. I'm reading When She's Gone by Jane Palmer this week. Happy reading!

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    1. The cover is definitely gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

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  10. The cover is gorgeous and I love the 56! Really just everything about this one sounds gorgeous! It sounds like it needs to be on my TBR!

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  11. Beautiful description. Good choice. Happy reading! Here's my beginning and 56 if you're interested.

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  12. I'm still struggling with my decision of whether or not to read this! I keep hearing such mixed things, and most are on the opposite ends of the spectrum. I keep seeing people who either loved the book or hated it! I'm glad to see you liked it though!

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    1. Since you have mixed feelings about the book, check to see if your local library has a copy. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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