Well I just devoured The Star-Touched Queen! The writing is so magical and I was 100% fully immersed in the world that Roshani Chokshi created. Once I started reading this one everything else faded away and I was very invested in this book.
The story is so expertly done and everything just flows right. The Star-Touched Queen is a spectacular novel full of Indian folklore and mythology. The folklore and mythology is so well done and VIVID. This book has everything going for it. I don't think I can accurately describe how captivating this book is. The world building is superb.
I just loved the romance! The romance is smoldering, swoon worthy, and unexpected. I kept thinking the romance was going to go one way, but it did not. I really love both Maya and Amar and I was rooting for them the entire time. This whole book was just fabulous and I can't even write a coherent review even though I've been working on it a while. I don't have anything bad to say at all. Just go read it!! I can't wait to read more from Roshani Chokshi!!
Overall The Star-Touched Queen is an amazing fantasy novel. The Indian folklore and mythology is seductive and fascinating. This book is utter perfection. I love every page of it and I'm still fangirling out. I knew within the first 25 pages that this would be a 5 star read for me. I can't get over how great it was.
I recommend The Star-Touched Queen for ANYONE looking for a new favorite YA fantasy novel.