Star-Touched Stories (The Star-Touched Queen, #2.5) by Roshani Chokshi

Star-Touched Stories (The Star-Touched Queen, #2.5)

Three lush and adventurous stories in the Star-Touched world.Death and NightHe 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 GoldNow that her wish for a choice has come true, Aasha struggles to control...

Details Star-Touched Stories (The Star-Touched Queen, #2.5)

TitleStar-Touched Stories (The Star-Touched Queen, #2.5)
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Short Stories

Reviews Star-Touched Stories (The Star-Touched Queen, #2.5)

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    I seriously think Roshani's writing is my absolute favorite... like of all time. There's something so magical about the way she sees the world that comes through in everything she writes. She could be describing a freaking tree and I'll be like Anyways, this was an absolutely gorgeous group of stories from the world of The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes! It was everything I never knew I wanted/needed and just such a fun surprise that ad...
  • Stacee
    I’m going to read everything Roshani writes, but I’m 10000% on board for anything set in the Star Touched Queen world.These three stories are fantastic. I loved seeing the glimpses or characters and I thought the ending of Rose and Sword would kill me. It was absolute perfection and my cold, black heart warmed a bit, but it was also a bit heartbreaking.Overall, this was an atmospheric and lovely slice of time in a series I absolutely love. I ...
  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    SO I FINISHED STAR-TOUCHED STORIES, what happens now? I am merely an empty husk of who I was before. That's exactly how I felt after reading these stories. It's like an inception because there’s stories within a story. A myth behind another legendary myth. I love reading books that take you to places and that's what this universe does for me. Roshani Chokshi once again reminded me why she's one of my favorite authors. I'm in love and speechless...
  • Obsidian
    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.I was so happy to get to read this book last night. I finished one book and decided to start this, the only reason why I finished it so fast is that one of the stories in this collection I just read the prior week. I skipped over that and read the second and third stories. I was maybe a blubbering mess at the end of this short story collection. Chokshi do...
  • Sumaya Musse
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  • Amy Leigh
    Three magical stories that add so much depth to the world Chokshi has created.Beautiful writing that winds these stories in a fairy tale fashion that I adore! I highly recommend for fans of the series, I don't want to spoil anything for people who haven't read them yet but they are amazing. I highly recommend!Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
  • Olivia Chanel's Galaxy of Books
    Thank you, St. Martin’s Press, for my ARC of Star-Touched Stories. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review; this does not affect my opinion. Any quotes mentioned below are taken from the ARC and are subject to change upon publication.Star-Touched Stories is an anthology filled with three stories from the world established in The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi. The three stories are beautifully written a...
  • Amber
    That last story absolutely destroyed me! I don't think a story has made me sob like that in a while.
  • maegan ✷
    You may also find this review on my blog here. I received an e-ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "Did they live happily ever after?" This question made her grandmother pause. "They lived," she said carefully. "Mostly happily. Sometimes furiously. But always gratefully. It is, I think, the best way to spend existence." I'm convinced Roshani Chokshi has some kind of magic tucked within herself. How else do you explain the bea...
  • Ana Tascón
    I can't believe I DNF (part of) this book. I hate myself for it. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME, PEOPLE?!! I liked The Star-Touched Queen, I loved A Crown of Wishes, I have a crush on Roshani Chokshi. What were the odds?I loved the first story, Death and Night. It was everything I wanted, everything I dreamed for the characters, so no problem here (5 stars). But when I started reading Asha's story... it became so boring! And I don't get it, I waited so lo...
  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    Reading these short stories reminded me why I love Roshani's writing so freaking much. All of the short stories were enchanting, mesmerizing, lush, and romantic. I could read a full novel about each of the short stories in this book! I loved going back into the world of The Star-Touched Queen series and learning more about the world, history, and favorite characters. I made me love the The Star-Touched Queen series even more, which I did think wa...
  • Kasey Giard
    You know that feeling when you finish an amazing book, and you just wish for one more scene to revisit that favorite character or that awesome story world? That’s pretty much what Star-Touched Stories is. Every time I ran into a character I remembered from The Star-Touched Queen or A Crown of Wishes, I got so excited. There’s a story about Aasha! And Kamala appears in another one! Yay! And more Gauri and Vikram! I couldn’t have been happier...
  • Lexi
    I'd like to thank NetGalley for the copy of Star-Touched Stories in exchange for an honest review - it really was a pleasure! As is becoming popular at the moment, particularly in the YA/NA category (and in fantasy in particular I've noticed), this is a compilation of three different stories - snapshots, if you will. You do have to take a moment to disengage yourself from each story before moving on to the next, and so it is really almost worth s...
  • Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
    Star-Touched Stories is a beautifully written addition to the Star-Touched Queen series. Prepare to laugh and cry (I definitely needed tissues). This book sees the return of some old favorites and the introduction of some new characters. Roshani Chokshi is truly a magician with words and her full skill is evident in these pages. Prepare to be transported back into this wonderfully magical world. While you technically don’t need to read the firs...
  • Alicia (A Kernel of Nonsense)
    *I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway which does not influence my review*Roshani Chokshi’s delicious prose and spellbinding storytelling once again shines in her collection Star-Touched Stories. All three short stories in this collection take place in the same world as The Star-Touched Queen duology. While many novellas or short story collections feel unnecessary, reading Chokshi’s selected tales felt like a real treat....
  • Arys
    Star Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi is a collection of three stories. Each brings its own uniqueness and is woven in Roshani's complex and detail writing.Death and Night is one that stood out to me. Roshani gives us a tapestry of a tale filled with culture, myth and imagery. One of the courtship of Night by Death (aka Dharma Raja). Inspired by the heartfelt request of a widow Death feels something missing and searches for someone to be his Qu...
  • Holly
    *eARC kindly provided by St. Martin's Press via NetGalley* Death and Night: I could've skipped this one, since I'd already read it, but I didn't want to. It was just as good, just as precious, the second time around. OTP FOREVER. I love this dark and fierce and powerful couple so much. (Still 5 stars) Poison and Gold: oh my god I loved this one so, so much. first of all, thank you for an f/f relationship, Roshani. It was beautiful and full of l...
  • Stephanie Ward
    'Star-Touched Stories' is a collection of three short stories all set in the Star-Touched world. I'm not usually a fan of short stories in general because they never seem to have enough time to create the vital aspects I want - world building, plot, realistic characters. These stories were the complete opposite and in such wonderful ways. Somehow the author managed to create characters that I could connect within these short pages. She also told ...
  • Kayla
    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book!I love The Star-Touched Queen, I thought that the writing and story was beautifully crafted and I couldn't wait to dive into this novella and see the fantastic writing again.So with my rating, I gave it a three stars because I don't rate Novella's any higher than that just because I don't connect to cha...
  • Jamie (Books and Ladders)
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.See this review and more on Books and Ladders!I am ugly crying. This was so beautiful. I loved all the stories and just so want someone to smile just for me.
  • Emma (Miss Print)
    Star-Touched Stories (2018) by Roshani Chokshi brings readers back to the world of the author's first two novels  The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes. This collection of three 100+ page novellas (one a previous preorder incentive for A Crown of Wishes and the other two previously unpublished) all contain spoilers for the novels in the series. Be sure you have read both if you want to avoid any ruined twists or surprises."Death and Night...
  • Grace
    Death and Night - 4.25 StarsPoison and Gold - 5 StarsRose and Sword - 5 StarsSTAR-TOUCHED STORIES is a beautiful collection of additions to the journeys contained in THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN and A CROWN OF WISHES. This anthology should definitely be read after reading both books, so do not read the rest of this review until you have thoroughly read both books. It includes three short stories from different points of view called “Death and Night,...
  • Aditi ~ •A Thousand Words A Million Books
    AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I am A HUGE FAN of Roshani Chokshi’s absolutely breath-taking writing style, and I have been since I read The Star Touched Queen, more than two years ago. I don’t usually describe writing like this, but if you’ve ready any of Roshani’s books, you’ll know what I’m tal...
  • Skye ~ A Court of Binge Reading
    **Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review**I didn't think it was possible for Roshani Chokshi to blow my mind and exceed my extremely high expectations yet again, but naturally, she did. Wow. Star-Touched Stories is everything I wanted and needed in my life right now. There are 3 short stories in this book: Death and Night, Poison and Gold, and Rose and Sword. Each story is woven wit...
  • Harker
    Roshani Chokshi has a deft hand at her craft, weaving worlds that embrace the reader and take us away, whether it be in her novels The Star-Touched Queen, Crown of Wishes, or this newest bind-up of short fiction that accompanies those two, Star-Touched Stories.Returning to the world of Otherworldly beings and the humans that interact with them, readers are treated to new faces and old, familiar stories that go on just a bit longer and reveal d...