Author: Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: March 28th 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.
This was provided for free by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion or the review to follow.
THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK RIGHT HERE, PEOPLE. I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO EXPLAIN HOW IN LOVE I AM WITH IT.
Sorry, got a little carried away with the caps lock there…
But honestly, I need to just talk about how beautiful Roshani Chokshi’s writing is. It’s probably the most gorgeous writing I’ve read so far this year, and it’s damn near magical. If you want a book that makes you feel like you’ve totally been transported into the world you’re reading about, this is the series for you. Well, it’s not technically a series because they could be read out of order, but if you read The Star-Touched Queen first, you’ll understand this cute scene in this one!
This one definitely felt a lot lighter than The Star-Touched Queen, so if that one wasn’t your cup of tea, don’t let that turn you off from reading this one. Seriously, you’ll regret it for the rest of ever.
I actually just read Caraval, and I think this is exactly the kind of book I would recommend to people who want a book like that to read!
Also, if I haven’t completely made you want to run out and buy this book as soon as humanly possible, there is a super goofy, adorable, hot love interest. I’m juuuuuuuuuust saying.
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!