The Star-Touched Queen {Very Queenly Blog Tour + Very Queenly Q & A}

Becca & Books

Title: The Star-Touched Queen

Author: Roshani Chokshi

Genre: Young Audlt, Fantasy Retelling

Published: April 26, 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin


HERE’S THE THING, PUMPKINDOODLES. Originality is the number one thing that a majority of YA books look at and say: WELL I don’t really need that pssshhh I’ve done enough. So sorry, chums. You do. You really do. And I shall be eternally grateful that The Star-Touched Queencould fiercely and graciously realize this, that it could step up and take part in an explosive literary revolution. So here’s why this book wins for originality:

  • Indian inspired fantasy setting. YES GO INDIA. What I have never understood is why medival-ish settings have trumped the Middle East and India. I can only speak for India, but I know that its culture is so vibrant and lovely—plus the mythology and history nearly force-feeds inspiration into any writer. Either way, I’m proud to…

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