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Star-Touched Stories

(The Star-Touched Queen #2.5)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  1,034 ratings  ·  300 reviews
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.

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Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by St. Martin's Press
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Ishita There all stand alone but the first story in here is related to Star Touched Queen. But in my perspective I suggest to read the first 2 books, The Sta…moreThere all stand alone but the first story in here is related to Star Touched Queen. But in my perspective I suggest to read the first 2 books, The Star Touched Queen and The Crown of Wishes

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Emily May
I'm not going to rate this for three reasons.

1) I only read the first story and a bit of the second. That was enough for me to feel like this book wasn't for me.

2) There's really nothing wrong with Star-Touched Stories if you are looking for exactly what this is: flowery, swoony romance. I wanted to try this book after loving the author's short story in A Thousand Beginnings and Endings - some authors' writing works way better in short stories, IMO. But it unfortunately just wasn't for me. It's
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 need to reread those books again ASAP.

**Huge thanks to
Cait (Caitsbooks)
This is tough to review considering it's 3 separate novellas, so I'll first discuss it as a whole then go into each story.

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Star-Touched Stories is a beautiful collection of novellas that will add so much to your overall enjoyment of this world and these characters.

“Sometimes we women are our own worst traps. Our hopes snatch us like quicksand. Our loneliness forges a cage.
BAM the enigma
Netgalley # 77

Many thanks go to Chokshi, Wednesday Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.

I had a difficult time rating this book. I adored the story of the Shadow Wife's Curse. It brought the Dharma Raja and Gupta back and explained a backstory from Book One. But I'm not a big fan of Aasha, Gauri, and Vikram, and the last two stories basically dealt with them. So I couldn't rate it higher than a three. I was disappointed.
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: August 7, 2018
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 spa
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, favorites
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 does a great job of having you wish for more stories
Marianne Moresco
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Enchanting and touching, masterfully written.
Just so you know, the second novella has a predominant queer element to it, as in there's a f/f relationship - I don't consider it a spoiler because a character's sexual orientation or gender identity should not be treated as an element of Surprise!!.
Also, if you've read and loved "A Crown of Wishes", be prepared for the third and last novella.
Also pt.2, I think that even if you haven't read the previous two books you can smoothly read this b

It is rare that I am so emotional about a book, let alone a short story, but this one made me weep and feel the range of emotions from happy, laughing, giddy to sad, hurt, lost and many more - a rainbow of feelings, really. Roshani Chokshi’s storytelling once and for all found its special place inside my heart. I don’t have anything else to say, just eager to feel more of that unearthly magic of her words.

Sue (Hollywood News Source)
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: filipino-authors
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. Full review to come.

I've decided I'm going to gat
Throughout these stories, Chokshi's writing remains provocative and sensual - perhaps leaning towards the purple prose side for some readers. I for one really enjoyed her heady descriptions and imaginative metaphors, and any reader who has enjoyed her previous two books in this world will adore this one. It ties in so many stories and characters, as well as presents itself as a final kiss and goodbye to the stunning world that we have visited twice already.


“Love was extraordina
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This short story collection is a must if you love The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes! I was pleasantly surprised at how each of the stories already feature the couples that we know, from Maya and Amar's back story and Gauri and Vikram as well. I loved seeing more of the characters that we knew and loved from the first one and the short story format was perfect for sharing snippets of their lives - before and after we had met them in their books.

As always, Roshani Chokshi's writing is r
Sumaya Musse
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Star-Touched Queen series just gets better and better with each book. With three stories related to The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes, these stories will leave you both satisfied and wanting more. Of course, there were stories I preferred over others, so let's get into the nitty gritty!

Night and Death
Rating: 4 stars

I read this one last year when it was released as a short story and I'm happy to see that it's found a family. I mentioned in my review last year that I wished that Nig
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 was possible.

I am a HUGE romance fan, and Roshani kn
Amy Leigh
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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.
Josh Hyung (조슈아)
Happily ever after! <3 RTC
Anna lost in stories *A*
what a beautiful addition to the series, 5 stars full review to come
prag ♻
Jul 17, 2018 marked it as dnf
me: has absolutely NO time to read
netgalley: so here's the arc you requested a month ago!!! happy reading :) :)
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved Roshani Chokshi’s full novels The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes, so when the first short story in this collection, “Death and Night” came out as a novella last May, I was all over it. I won’t go into that story in this review, because I wrote a full review for it last year (and you can read it on my blog). So, when I started reading Star-Touched Stories, I skipped straight to “Poison and Gold” … and I do have to say that it was my least favourite story in the collec ...more
Kasey Giard
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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.

The same rich-as-ripened-fruit, delicious writing fills
Olivia Chanel's Stories in Space
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 and I was blown away by their excellence, their origi
A Book Shrew
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-reads
Roshani Chokshi does it again with her beautiful way with words. This is a collection of short stories set in the the Star-Touched Queen world featuring characters you already know and love. I usually stay away from novellas, and definitely away from short-story collections because rarely are they worth the time or effort. You never get enough or too much is crammed in to the point it makes no sense and you hate it.

Not the case here.

Full review at A Book Shrew

A run-down of my thoughts on each sh
Lili  Marcus
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Oh my God, the writing... But first, the stories. I'm not so into companion novels (but I do love Levana's story in The Lunar Chronicles) and not also into short stories or anthologies so I wasn't sure what made me request this one from Netgalley. Maybe it was the cover because duh? look how gorgeous it is. But anyway, I'm glad I did request this ARC.

First paragraph on first story, Death and Night, I was hooked. Death is the first narrator and I found his thoughts not only dark but sad. So sad,
Mar 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I would still die for my husband Vikramaditya, just saying.
Bright Star
May 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2021
“They lived. Mostly happily. Sometimes furiously. But always gratefully. It is, I think, the best way to spend existence.”

My heart was not ready for this.
These novellas, especially the first and the third, were beautifully written and emotionally touching. I literally cried towards the end. I'll miss these characters very much.
Star-Touched Stories is truly a little gem to treasure forever.
Dec 29, 2018 rated it liked it
DNF @ 10%

I realized i didn't even read Star touched queen, so oops. This was completely my bad and I didn't want to finish reading it. because I want to read the other books first before reading this one.

I did however, enjoy the first story! She has a beautiful, imaginative writing style which mesmerizes the reader.
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review coming soon.
Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 first two books in the series to understand this one, th ...more
meg ✷
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 beauty of her works? The Star-Touched Queen was a
Ana Tascón
Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it
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 long for her story and I couldn't keep reading. (1 1
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Roshani Chokshi is the author of commercial and critically acclaimed books for middle grade and young adult readers that draws on world mythology and folklore. Her work has been nominated for the Locus and Nebula awards, and has frequently appeared on Best of The Year lists from Barnes and Noble, Forbes, Buzzfeed and more. Her New York Times bestselling series includes The Star-Touched Queen duolo ...more

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