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!