A Crown of Wishes – Roshani Chokshi

A Crown of Wishes – Roshani Chokshi

They say the Lord of Treasures hosts a tournament for the very best and the very worst, the dreamers and the broken.  He’ll play a game with you unlike any tournament you have ever played.  You might have to find your true name in a castle of stars, or wrestle your voice from a demon, or sip poison and eat fear…

I was lucky enough to have been given a chance by St. Martin’s Griffin to read this before it came out and was SO happy when I saw that Tinna had purchased this masterpiece of a book for the library. For those of you who weren’t sure, even though this book is considered to be book two of her Star-Touched Queen series, this book can actually be a standalone. There are some characters that *might* pop up from book one but you don’t have to read it to understand what’s happening here. Even though I have read and really enjoyed the first, this one blew it out of the water.

He was handsome in a way that made me want to kick him.

Gauri and Vikram are AMAZING main characters. Guari is headstrong and brave but also very real in the sense that she makes her fair share of mistakes. Vikram is cunning but kind and never ceases to poke at the surly bear that is Gauri. Their love isn’t rushed, isn’t forced. They are both human and my heart is just so full for having met them.

Do you want to be brave?

The plot is engaging and the writing is so entirely beautiful. It had my heart pounding and stole my breath on more than one occasion.  The Tournament of Wishes reminded me a bit of the game in Caraval so if you enjoyed that, this one should also be a winner!

A Crown of Wishes Book Cover A Crown of Wishes
The Star-Touched Queen, #2
Roshani Chokshi
YA Fantasy
St. Martin's Griffin
March 28th, 2017

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.

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