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20 Dec. 2019: I just finished my final read-through, and while there's no book more perfectly designed for giving stars to (✨✨✨✨✨), I believe reviews are for readers, not authors. So I'll leave that up to all of you--but I will say I adore this book and am so, so, so proud of it. It is the magical fairy tale of my heart, my love letter to everyone who yearns for more and has always wished to go shopping at a magical Night Market and wants to find their place in the world(s). I hope if you read i...
Don't get me wrong the blurb of this sounds good, but I'd be 100% lying if I said I didn't add this to my TBR because of the cover.Blog | Twitter
This is honestly one of most beautiful covers I've ever seen in my entire life and, even if I wasn't so stoked by the entire premise of this story, you can bet your ass I'd still buy it just to frame this cover like a damn piece of art 😍
If this book is even a fraction as beautiful as this cover- I'm not ready.
EDIT:I have read this multiple times now and it gets more gorgeous each time. How is that possible? Each time I read it, I find new moments and lines to love. Honestly, it's a gorgeous story about what it means to be human, the brilliance and pain of it, with magic and music and heart, so much heart, and how destinies do not define you, you define your destiny. I JUST REALLY LOVE IT, OKAY? I can't wait to have my physical copy when it comes out next year.I was lucky enough to read an early draft...
Update 07/01/2020: ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!)Hindu Mythology, Half-Star girl & Celestial competition...and that amazing cover? I'M READY. :DSome Starry gifs to express my starry excitement
August 01, 2020: Starting this! I'm here for the inspiration from Hindu mythology, cheering this gorgeous beauty on the cover during the celestial competition, some romantic drama, and shine+shimmer because half-star half-mortal. July 17, 2020: You know how much I shrieked when I got on a blog tour through which I'll be interviewing the author. LIKE HELL YEAH one of my most anticipated books of this year AHHH.October 12, 2019:|| Hindu mythology|| Desi on the cover|| Celestial competition|| Daugh...
You had me at Star and Hindu Mythology! Ah, & Neil Gaiman!Give me some shiny things and a downpour of mythology, and I’m here for it- all the time, every time. A girl likes what she likes. 🤷🏼♀️
This year's cover models are clearly looking to destroy my aversion to them. So far, many of them have been so on point. I can't even really say I dislike them anymore.
this is honestly one of the most stunning covers i've seen in my life. i hope this is as amazing as its cover. so excited!
I couldn't describe to you the excitement I felt when I mashed up my love for that cover with the realization that this was a STARDUST-inspired fantasy set alongside Hindu mythology. Except that I was, y'know, excited. But maybe my expectations were just too high?This definitely reads like a debut but there are some lovely shining bits that make me think this is going to be an author to watch. I enjoyed what she took from her insipration of Gaiman's story and how she built on it, changed it, and...
was gonna pass this when I saw "contemporary" but smashed the tbr button at lightspeed when I saw "fantasy"ALSO HI HI HI HELLO YOU BEAUTIFUL COVER
I have such high hopes, I hope this is as fantastic as it sounds!!!!
hi this was perfect
A stunning tale of self-acceptance, family, and liminal spaces.
This cover is the most beautiful thing I've seen in a long time. I want to marry it.
Initial Thoughts: This was such a gorgeous novel inside and out! I had a lot of fun and loved the drama and the story!Full review to come as part of the HEAROURVOICES blog tour!
"The contemporary YA fantasy inspired by Hindu mythology follows a half-mortal/half-star girl who must win a celestial competition to save her human father's life."SAY LESS, I'M THERE. also that mf cover....charlie bowater can do no wrong in my eyes.
look at me, getting ready for 2020 when 2019 is nowhere in sight
Look at that cover!LOOK. AT. IT!
This eARC was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.Star Daughter entices readers with an incredibly unique premise; a young adult fantasy book centered upon the celestial journey towards self-discovery of a half-mortal, half-star teenage girl. At the beginning of this book, I was immediately drawn into the story and was convinced I would adore Shveta Thakrar’s tale of cosmic intrigue and adventure. However, as I further delved into Star Daughter, I kept findi...
I wanted to loooooooove this. So freaking bad. The writing was so magical, so glittery. The prose were full of moonlight and stars that I was so invested...but after about 100 pages in, I stopped caring as much.Ugh.I hate that. Sheetal wasn’t a character that I resonated with, sadly. As a protagonist I found her lacking in depth and personality. I think it was because the world-building overshadowed her and the rest of the cast. We were so focused on what she was, and the courts and the competit...
My official blurb says it all: "Star Daughter is a love letter to every desi girl wanting to believe in her own magic."
3.5 stars -> 4 starsFull review to be posted on One Way Or An Author!While not perfect, STAR DAUGHTER was enjoyable due to the fact that it was MAGICAL and BEAUTIFUL and, in general, a GRAND ADVENTURE that warmed my heart. Don't look too deep though, because you'll find some logistics called into question. Instead, enjoy this book for the star-filled, enchanting fantasy that it is. STAR DAUGHTER pays tribute to the gorgeous world of Gaiman's STARDUST, while weaving in the author's own twists on
30/11/19First of all, HINDU MYTHOLOGY?! And then the cover, my dear gosh!! STUNNING!!You can find me onYoutube | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Website
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I was pulled in by Neil Gaiman and Hindu mythology when I read the synopsis for this book. Doesn’t it sound like an epic fantasy? The cover is all sorts of amazing as well.
Thank you to Harp Collins for an eARC of this book.This book follows Sheetal, A girl who was born half human half star. Yes I said star ⭐️. She never knew why her star mother left her, but as she is approaching her 17th birthday, she is determined to find her. After an accident happening with her father, she is determined to find her mother to help her She never knew why her starmother left her, but as she is approaching her 17th birthday, she is determined to find her. After an accident happeni...
This is not the exciting adventure I thought I was going to get.Yes, the worldbuilding is great. The concept is also great. Thakrar says in her author's note that she read Neil Gaiman's Stardust and wanted to write about stars from a different perspective. Yes! Love it! Also, there's a big, fat Holly Black blurb on the cover that caught my eye. Roshani Chokshi also recommended it, so I had some REALLY high expectations.In short, I didn't know you could write a book with such small stakes and so
I absolutely LOVED this book: it was soooooo good!The author says this book is partly a response to Neil Gaiman's Stardust, but with brown girls and Hindu mythology and diversity, and I definitely agree with that. I also think fans of Laini Taylor and Margaret Rogerson will love this. The prose is just gorgeous, and it did remind me of Laini Taylor at times.Star Daughter follows Sheetal, who is half mortal and half star. Her mom is a star who returned to the heavens many years ago. Sheetal accid...