Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

 

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3/5 stars

“There is no romance in grief. Only longing and fury.” 

A Star-Touched Queen is beautifully and elegantly written with elaborate and imaginative metaphors and imageries.

“You look like edges and thunderstorms. And I would not have you any other way.” 

I liked the vivid descriptions of the settings and I appreciate that the heroine is not your ordinary damsel in distress. I just could not connect with the characters all that much perhaps because I kept fighting the urge to grab a dictionary while reading or ward off the constant headache from attempting to process that much magic. I did enjoy the flesh-eating, talking horse though. ^^

But other than those, it felt like the plot wasn’t going anywhere even though the storyline promised much intrigue although it’s probably just not for me. I bet many other readers would enjoy the story for the world building alone but I prefer my fantasy stories more adventurous and thrilling.

It was like buying an intricately and gorgeously designed cupcake. You can’t help drooling just by looking at it so you buy it even though it’s expensive. You almost don’t want to eat it because it’s too pretty but when you finally do, you realize it’s not as delicious as you thought it would be.

Forgive the lazy review. But do check out this intricately, beautiful and spot on review that pretty much enumerates everything I thought about the book.

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