The Star-Touched Queen

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Roshani Chokshi
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Recommended by: Eyal S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781250085474
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Hindu stories and Greek myth meet in a vivid tale about a cursed princess and her mysterious new husband

I was always going to read this book, both because YA books based on Hindu stories are extremely rare, and also because that cover is gorgeous. (I know, I know, 'don't judge a book by its cover'. Luckily for me, I also enjoyed the story and the writing.) I thought that the author did an impressive job of both making the background accessible to new readers and including details that readers familiar with any of the source stories would enjoy. I loved the imagery that Chokshi used - there were some scenes where I could have been watching a TV show, the descriptions were so beautiful and realistic.
Also, there is a flesh-eating demon horse, and who can resist one of those?