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A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

From the author of The Star-Touched Queen comes a beautiful lush fantasy, Roshani Chokshi's A Crown of Wishes. 
Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom's enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they'll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes - a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor. 
Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels. 
Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there's nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.


A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi is a beautiful follow up to The Star Touched Queen. Both books are written to be standalones. You can read them in order or out of order or just one and not the other but I recommend that you start with The Star Touched Queen.

The characters were fantastic in this book. I loved them all. I thought Chokshi did such a great job bringing these characters to life. I love how there is so much depth to each character. They are all beautifully written. I really felt like there was an easier connection to these characters than the previous book.

Really you need to read this book just because Chokshi’s words are so beautiful. There is so much imagery across the page. The characters are in a competition during this book and people have to team up. I really liked the character dynamics and seeing how every interacted with each other. I definitely think A Crown of Wishes is a must read.

About the Author:

Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and A CROWN OF WISHES. Her middle grade debut, ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME, released April 3, 2018 from Disney/Rick Riordan Presents. The sequel, ARU SHAH AND THE SONG OF DEATH is slated to release April 30, 2019. Her next young adult novel, THE GILDED WOLVES, is slated for January 15, 2019. Chokshi's work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers. She was a finalist in the 2016 Andre Norton Award and the Locus Top Ten for Best First Novel. Her short story, "The Star Maiden," was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award.

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