FREEKS was good fun! I truly enjoyed reading about this traveling show. Mara is part of a traveling sideshow. Her mother is a fortuneteller but Mara is more like a roadie surrounded by people with unique looks or abilities. Traveling from town to town, Mara wishes she just could live a normal life. […]
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on April 26th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, General, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
eARC provided by St. Martin's Griffin
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.
A lush and vivid story that is steeped in Indian folklore and mythology. The Star-touched Queen is a novel that no reader will soon forget.
I always try to sum a book up in my review, but I am unable to do it with this book. I can only tell you about the beginning. So here goes: Maya is a princess. She is one of many children born to a wife in the harem of the Raja of […]
Oh, I am conflicted on what I feel about this book. Instructions for the End of the World had great writing and some really interesting characters. BUT, it also had a weird setting and an unsettling ending. Nicole and her sister Isabel have just arrived at their new home. Their military father has […]