Book Review: A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Title: A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen, #2) by Roshani Chokshi

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Publication Date: March 6th, 2018

Format: Hardcover, 369 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Romance

Review:

This was such a wonderful book, it’s atmosphere was fantastic, and there was so much to this book, many of which I wanted from TheStar Touched Queen but didn’t receive. One of these things was getting to travel a little more in the Otherworld, we got to see different places, there was an amazing amount of world-expanding taking place and I’ve grateful for it.

I came to adore both of the main characters, each was unique and different from each other. I was pleased to see that we got to experience both of their perspectives, this is the first time I’ve seen Roshani Chokshi do this, and in my opinion, it was done very well, both of the perspectives were completely distinctive and I  could easily tell who’s perspective I was reading from at all times. I really liked that Guari was the stronger physically and was the one who was experienced in battle, where Vikram was more of a thinker, and more content with books than a sword, to me this was a perfect balance.

The story did drag some for me in about the first 100 pages of the book, but once we actually arrived at the tournament it did pick up, and the pacing was pretty consistent throughout the rest of the book. Sometimes the writing got a little muddled for me, there were times I would read a scene and I would come out not knowing how we got from point A to point B, this left me having to go back and reread those scenes.

There were some interesting elements in this story, I really loved getting to see the connections this book made to The Star-Touched Queen, and I could see the set up for some of the stories included in the Star Touched Stories collection. One of these being the character being Aasha, she was a character that I wasn’t expecting but I found myself really enjoying her perspective and it left me excited for her short story.

This was a great companion sequel, I did find myself quite as encompassed by A Crown of Wishes as I was by The Star-Touched Queen but I this was very enjoyable and I can definitely see myself picking more up by this author in the future.

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