OH MY GOOOOSSSSHHHH!!!!! Excuse me while my heart melts into a puddle of happiness. This was an absolutely beautiful story and I honestly can’t stop smiling. If you enjoyed the Star-Touched Queen, you NEED to read A Crown of Wishes! And if you haven’t read the first book, what are you doing with your life? You’re seriously missing out. I’m just so excited for everyone to have the chance to read this beauty when it hits the shelves.
A Crown of Wishes centers around Gauri and Vikram, who must work together to compete in a game put on by the God of Wishes himself. I loved reading about their travels to the tournament and then the games themselves. It was so magical and delightful. Roshani Chokshi does a wonderful job incorporating mythology into the book, creating a dark, but beautiful world that ensnares the imagination. I felt like I was reading a fairy tale and I loved every minute of it.
Gauri is seriously one of my favorite characters ever. I’m so glad we had this book to really get to know her. In The Star-Touched Queen we got a glimpse at her, but in a Crown of Wishes we have the chance to delve deep into her character. And she’s so fantastic. But honestly, I loved pretty much ever character in this book, mortal and immortal. They were all so well-developed and real. It was so easy to fall in love with them.
And the writing. Don’t even get me started on the writing. The words just flow off the page. I feel like I’m using the word beautiful a lot, but honestly that’s the word that comes to mind immediately whenever I think about A Crown of Wishes. The writing is beautiful, the world is beautiful, the story is beautiful…everything is just beautiful.
So basically, you all are going to be in for a treat when this book comes out. If you haven’t already guessed, I would highly recommend A Crown of Wishes to everyone. I can’t wait to see what Chokshi comes up with next!