Author: Roshani Chokshi

{TTT} Favorite 2016 Releases So Far

Posted June 21, 2016 in Reading / 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

It has been a long time since I have written a Top Ten Tuesday post. I haven’t meant to leave it this long, but apparently life gets in the way. Anyway, I am back for now. This week’s list is the Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far. Since I have only read 11 2016 releases I would rate 5 stars so far, I’m going to give you all eleven. They are listed in the order in which I read them.

MiriamRaeliaThe Catholic CatalogueThe Star-Touched Queen
The Name of God is MercyRisukoThe Winner's Kiss
DivinedThe Raven KingThe Rose and the DaggerRuined

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Introductions and Diversity {Armchair BEA}

Posted May 11, 2016 in Life, Reading / 10 Comments

Armchair BEA

What is the name you prefer to use?

I go by Amanda. I have never liked nicknames thanks to being bullied in grade school. *shudders* So I go by Amanda.
In the world of the internet, I go by Amanda Marie which is my first and middle names. I don’t use my last name for a few reasons, one of which is that no one can ever pronounce it correctly.

How long have you been a book blogger?

I have been blogging for just over a year and a half. I really enjoy it more than I thought I would.

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The Star-Touched Queen {Excerpt}

Posted May 2, 2016 in Reading / 0 Comments

The Star-Touched Queen {Excerpt}The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: St Martin's Griffin (2016)
Paperback ARC (339 pages)
Via: Publisher
Rating:
Reading Challenges: 2016 Retelling Challenge, 2016 Royal Challenge, Read 2016

Synopsis

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.

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April 2016 in Review

Posted April 30, 2016 in Life, Reading / 6 Comments

Things that Happened in April

  • My birthday on April 1st. I don’t exactly like my birthday, in fact, I have nine whole reasons I hate the day of my birthday! I shared them on Twitter.
    9 Reasons I Hate the Day of My Birthday!
  • I GOT ACCEPTED TO GRADUATE SCHOOL!! It is for a Masters in Catechetics and Evangelization. I am SUPER excited about this. It is an online program that I will begin in August.

Favorites of the Month

  • My favorite book of the month was The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. I was basically in tears (meaning I would have been crying if I were one to cry about books) by the end of the novel. Such a fitting ending to an amazing series!
  • My favorite reread of the month was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling. I love this book so much!

My Favorite Tweets of April

Books I Read in April

And I DarkenThe Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava LavenderThe Winner's KissDivined
Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixCity of Fallen AngelsHeir of FireThe Raven BoysThe Dream Thieves
Blue Lily, Lily BlueThe Raven KingThe Star-Touched QueenHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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My New Favorite Book! and 3 Favorite Characters from The Star-Touched Queen {Review}

Posted April 21, 2016 in Reading, Review / 4 Comments

My New Favorite Book! and 3 Favorite Characters from The Star-Touched Queen {Review}The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: St Martin's Griffin (2016)
Paperback ARC (339 pages)
Via: Publisher
Rating:
Reading Challenges: 2016 Retelling Challenge, 2016 Royal Challenge, Read 2016

Synopsis

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.

Find the book: Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository

Find the author: Website, Blog, Twitter, Goodreads

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