The Star- Touched Queen is the first book in a series, but it can be read as a standalone. The second book is set in the same world, but follow different characters.
In The Star-Touched Queen we follow Maya, who has been cursed. Her father arranges a marriage for her with Amar, the king of Akaran. Being a wife and queen, Maya didn’t expect to find power, a voice, love and so much more. But Amar is keeping a lot of secrets, and when Maya fears her life is in danger, she has no one to trust but her husband. Maya has to discover the truth of an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save herself and everyone she loves.
I liked the story, it reminded me of Hades and Persephone, which I was kind of in the mood to read and now I want more retellings of their story.
This book was told in Maya’s POV. We get to know her better than any other character, but my favorites were Amar, of course, and Kamala. There are more characters I would have loved to know more about and for that reason I wish there was a sequel following this same characters.
I liked Maya, she was not perfect but she learned from her mistakes and tried to make things right. I understood her, however I was till annoyed with some of her actions. I wanted to get in the book and maybe slap her or talk to her and make her see reason. In the end she kind of won my heart.
Then we have Amar. He is perfect in my eyes, that’s all I have to say. If you’ve read this book and you don’t agree with me, then I’m so sorry you can’t appreciate the perfection he is. No but seriously, I really liked him and I want someone to love me as he loves Maya, and to be his jaani.
Overall I enjoyed the book, but between part one and part two, I prefer part one because we get to know the world and how things work, sort of, as well as how the relationship between Maya and Amar progresses. I was confused for the most part during part two and that’s why I didn’t enjoy it as much, however, I liked the ending. I highly recommend this book and I’m not sure if this is a Hades and Persephone retelling, but I consider it one lol.
Until the next post!
Happy reading 💙