“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Expected Date: March 28, 2017
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.
I am so ready to return to the exquisite writing of Roshani Chokshi and discover Gauri’s own story! After reading The Star-Touched Queen I knew Chokshi would be an auto buy author for me and I’m so thrilled for this companion novel. With stunning prose and a beautiful story I have no doubt this one will impress me just as much as the first.
So, are you excited for A Crown of Wishes? Do you love books that weave words exceptionally well? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!