Staff Picks: A Crown of Wishes
A companion novel to The Star-Touched Queen. Gauri, an exiled princess, has been captured and imprisoned by a rival kingdom, Ujijain. However, just before she is executed, the prince of Ujijain, Vikram, rescues her and forces her to compete in the deadly Tournament of Wishes. In order to win a wish, Gauri and Vikram must go through trials and make sacrifices. To survive the tournament, the two enemies must learn to trust each other. Gauri as a character- fierce, funny, vengeful, impulsive and complex- stole the show. Vikram, almost as good and quite swoon-worthy, provided a great contrast to Gauri. If you loved The Star-Touched Queen, you are in luck- the second book is even better. Chokshi has a way of writing that leaves you feeling as if you have just left a dream.