Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi ~ Review

My Review:

Fans of Roshani Chokshi's Star-Touched Queen and  A Crown of Wishes will welcome the opportunity to read more about their favorite characters as well as meet new ones in these 3 novella length stories. Told with Ms. Chokshi's signature vividly descriptive storytelling that paints pictures in the mind's eye, Indian-style folk lore of love and the otherworld is brought to life in screaming colors.

Two beings destined to be alone as they work in darkness find unexpected love together, while Aasha has left the otherworld to be with Gauri and Vikram, but in order to stay with her friends she must rise to the challenge of training to be a Spymistress, learning every characteristic of danger and poison. A bride loses her bridegroom on the eve of their wedding, and must face death to win him back.

Lush descriptions make Ms. Chokshi's stories to come to life, and these novellas are no different, as the heroes fight for their destinies in a colorful world where the line between the world and the otherworld is thin.

Written for young adult audiences I think that a PG-13 rating is appropriate as Vikram is well known to make crass jokes, as well as some adult themes. A good compliment to the previous books in the series, it helps to have at least read A Crown of Wishes, before reading this collection.

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Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and A CROWN OF WISHES. Her middle grade debut, ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME, released April 3, 2018 from Disney/Rick Riordan Presents. Her next young adult novel, THE GILDED WOLVES, is slated for Winter 2019. Chokshi's work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers. She was a finalist in the 2016 Andre Norton Award and the Locus Top Ten for Best First Novel. Her short story, "The Star Maiden," was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award.

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