The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
There were many things I liked about this book. I think it had a very creative and original premise and it did an amazing job of creating a story using Hindi culture/fairy lore/mythology as backdrop. Stories based on fairy tales and folklore are some of my favorite and I personally have encountered many novels whose tales have a South Asian cultural influence. The author was VERY detailed in her descriptiveness and attention to detail as far as building a setting goes unfortunately at time it was to a fault an and all that articulately. More than once I found myself questioning (what does this even mean?) author's use metaphors. I also felt like the author's graphic attention to detail slowed down the story quite a bit and in my opinion the to no benefit of the story.
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