Welcome back to Waiting on Wednesday! WoW is a weekly meme hosted on Breaking the Spine. Here’s what I’m anticipating this time:
A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
Description (from Goodreads):
Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.
Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.
Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Why I’m Waiting: I fell in love with Roshani Chokshi’s writing last year with the beautifully written story of The Star-Touched Queen. While Crown of Wishes isn’t a direct sequel, it’s set in the same world as TSTQ and features a minor but beloved character, Princess Gauri, who we met in the previous book as well as Vikram, who was also in the first book. I loved Gauri in the first book and I can’t wait to see her in a story of her own.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?