A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen, #2) by Roshani Chokshi
To Be Published: March 28th, 2017 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Adventure, Magic, Romance, Mythology
Source: NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Summary (from Goodreads): 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 [x].
Review: I was so happy when I saw that this was on NetGalley. I had read the first in this series The Star-Touched Queen through that platform and was lucky enough to have my request accepted for this one. This does not pick up again where we left off. It is a new kind of tale, set in the same realm with characters that you may have met in the first one. You don’t have to read the first one to understand this one but I highly recommend that you read both!
I loved the dynamic between Gauri and Vikram. They were so quick to be sassy with one another. I loved how both of them were both meant for thrones but something was in there way from that position even though it was rightly theres. During their time in the Otherworld they learn so much about one another and about themselves.
I’ll admit that it took me a while to get into this book because I was trying to remember the world from The Star-Touched Queen. I think I was confused but I had no memory of these characters and when I realized that Gauri was Maya’s sister that she told stories too at night and they went through the Night Baazar everything started falling into place.
The quotes that you can pull from this book are amazing, The dialogue and the writing is fantastic. The characters are well rounded and you actually feel attached to them. The culture and mythologic creatures within was so great to read and learn about. It definitely felt like I entered another world when I read this and I am sad that it is over.
I will read whatever Chokshi puts out if it’s as good as this series!
**This was kindly given to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
Are you excited for this sequel?