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March Reads 2017

What I am reading this month:

Right now I am reading an ARC of The Traitor’s Kiss by: Erin Beaty. I also may go ahead and pick back up with A Darker Shade of Magic by: V.E. Schwab to see if I can finally finish it this time.

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Other March Releases:

 

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What are you reading this month?

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Review: A Crown of Wishes

Title: A Crown of Wishes

Author: Roshani Chokshi

Date of Publication: March 28th, 2017

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Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Review:

I liked the first book, The Star-Touched Queen, minus the idiotic mistakes that Maya made in that book. This book however, has two awesome leads. Gauri is fierce from the life that she has had to live and has been imprisoned by another kingdom. Her own brother from Bharata has asked for her to be killed.

Vikrim is the adopted son of the ruler of Ujijain and because he is not the blood son of him, the counsel isn’t fully loyal to Vikrim. He wants to find a way to change that. He learns of a way to win a wish in a place known as Alaka that he had always believe was just a myth. Vikrim needs Gauri’s help and therefore helps her escape to find this mysterious place.

This book was magical and beautiful, and the way that Roshani writes is nothing less of captivating. She doesn’t hold back on the world building and can twist and mold words in such a way that the reader is left breathless.

I loved these lead characters. Gauri was strong and independent but could still fall for someone like Vikrim and remain having those things. Vikrim was full of sass, and I loved it! The book is told from both of their point of views, but one more is thrown into the mix. Aasha is a Vishakanya who is poison to any human she touches. I didn’t know if I would like having her point of view in there, but I did. I could easily connect with her.

There was action, friendship, romance, and a couple of cameos from the previous book that had me saying yes!

There were times in the book when the descriptions did get to be a lot, and I feel like a lot of the metaphors don’t even make sense at times, but being in that world I feel like everything doesn’t have to be exact. I definitely recommend this book to anyone that liked The Star-Touched Queen, and if you didn’t I would still read it since this one was a lot better.

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Have you read The Star-Touched Queen?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I am Looking Forward to for the First Half of 2017

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017

There are so many good ones that are coming out. My number one is going to be A Court of Wings and Ruin because, come on, I just can’t get enough of Rhysand!

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What books are you looking forward to in the first half of 2017?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately

 

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What do you have on your TBR?