Inside cover blurb:
Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?
Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…
But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.
Took me a bit to get into this one…but when I did, look out. I read it in two sittings. Wonderfully written with rich, beautiful settings and a fantastic main character. Just enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. And the sequel is coming soon!
Plus: Fantastic writing style, a rare fantasy based in Indian mythology.
Minus: I honestly don’t have any critiques.
If you like this book, try:
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor