For weeks now I entered what my friend Joe @Storey of Stories imagined as brand new meme called “First Impression”.
It’s a meme where you talk about a book that you JUST STARTED! Maybe you’re only two sentences in the book, a chapter or two , maybe a little farther. The goal is to give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end. It will be fun to go back to this post once you’ll have finished the book! Did you think you’d love it and ended up hating it? Or did you think you’d hate it and wound up loving it? Or were you right all along?
Today I am sharing one of the most poetic authors that I’ve read right along with Renee Ahdieh. I’m talking about Roshani Chokshi!
I’ve read A Crown of Wishes and I have been enthralled!
I am now 40% in Star Touched Stories but my first impression was: I am home.
I am home as I found her personal writing style that I love so much!
Her writing is like living an eastern or souhthern asian tale. Lush, poetic, gorgeous. But it’s far from formal as the humor, the banter in her books is simply fantastic!
I’ve read the first novella in this collection of books Death and Night.
Here are the first lines:
“I stood outside the home, watching as the light beaded and dripped down the length of the Tapestry thread. I waited. There was never any rush. Not for me at least.”
Three lush and adventurous stories in the Star-Touched world.
Death and Night
He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will set them on a journey that will span lifetimes.
Poison and Gold
Now that her wish for a choice has come true, Aasha struggles to control her powers. But when an opportunity to help Queen Gauri and King Vikram’s new reign presents itself, she is thrown into the path of the fearsome yet enchanting Spy Mistress. To help her friends, Aasha will have to battle her insecurities and perhaps, along the way, find love.
Rose and Sword
There is a tale whispered in the dark of the Empire of Bharat-Jain. A tale of a bride who loses her bridegroom on the eve of her wedding. But is it a tale or a truth?
My prediction? Minimum 4 stars!
Meet me next week 😀
Now last week I was reading “A Wish for Us” by Tillie Cole and I was …dubious! I wrote “Now first chapters and I was “meh”.“
Here is now my ….5 stars review!
Now what are you reading and what is your first impression?
Thanks for reading and happy Friday!
You must of loved Star-Touched Queen. I would love to read some novellas that delve further into the mythology of her world. Thanks Sophie! ♥️
I still have to read Star Touched Queen but I loved a Crown of Wishes!
I loved the Star Touched Queen but I haven’t read the second book yet. I hope you enjoy this novella! I’m currently reading Dare by Natalia Jaster and so far, I’m loving it.
I’ve seen your review of Trick and added it to my TBR and Amazon wish list! let’s hope Dare is up to par Raven!
Ohhh, I am supposed to read The Star-Touched Queen soon and I am so glad to hear you love the author’s writing so much, it makes me so impatient to finally get to it 😀
Happy reading, Sophie! x
Thank you Marie!!!
I don’t often read novellas, but I have my eye on this one because A Crown of Wishes is one of my favorite novels. Roshani Chokshi always wows me with her writing and it sounds like she does so here.
The writing is definitely one of her best assets Alicia!
I want to try this first impressions meme. I’m still waiting for This Mortal Coil (I know, I’m late) in the mail and I’m predicting it’s going to be a 4/5 read. I’ve read some good reviews so I hope I enjoy it.
When you are ready Claire!!! 😉
So good you’ve been happily surprised.
Enjoy your weekend!
Thank you Nina! You too!