Friday, June 23, 2017

Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi (Star-Touched Queen Series - Bk 2)

Crown of Wishes
by Roshani Chokshi
367 pages
Published by St. Martin's Griffin

Plot: After Guari, the princess of Bharata, is betrayed by her own brother, she is banished to Ujijain where she is a held prisoner and sentenced to death.  Refusing to give up, Guari accepts the offer of Prince Vikram of Ujijain to be his partner in the mysterious and magical Tournament of Wishes.  If Guari and Vikram win, they will each be granted a wish, which is what Guari desperately needs in order to save her kingdom from her brother and ensure the safety of her best friend Nalini.  She'll do whatever it takes, even it means working with the enemy.  But the trials of the Tournament of Wishes starts as soon as you accept the invitation, and at every turn Guari and Vikram are constantly challenged and running for their lives.  But obtaining victory in the tournament is nothing compared to the growing feelings they start to feel for each other.  And to Guari, that is more dangerous than anything she's ever faced before. With the unpredictable Lord of Treasures not guaranteeing that both of them will be able to leave after the tournament is over, Guari and Vikram come up with a backup plan.  But, taking the Serpent King's venom is not without it's consequences, and you can't win a wish if you are dead.

Review: Crown of Wishes has everything you could want in a story.  Suspense, action, romance, and absolutely gorgeous storytelling.  I am in awe of Roshani Chokshi.  Her writing is like poetry and you can't help but think what an amazing writer she is!  I loved the story, loved the characters, and just pretty much loved everything about this book.  It is actually book 2, in the Star-Touched series.  Book 1 is the Star-Touched Queen, which I must admit I have not read yet! But, I do have it now and will be reading it soon! I received a drc of Crown of Wishes and so I read it first.  You do not have to read them in order.  Each book is it's own story.  I loved the gradual romance between Guari and Vikram.  Both are strong characters with a lot of depth to them.  You can't help but love Guari's resilience and Vikram's charm.  Clean Y.A. Romance/Fantasy and recommended for ages 14 and up!

*Received a DRC for an honest review.

Rating:  💖💖💖💖💖

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