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Star Daughter

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  46 reviews
The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. But when a flare of starfire injures her human father, Sheetal needs a full star's help to heal him. A star like her mother, who returned to the sky long ago.

Sheetal's quest will take her to a celestial court of shining wonders and dark shadows, where she must act as her family's champion in a
Expected publication: August 11th 2020 by HarperTeen
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Shveta Thakrar
Nov 29, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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 it, ...more
alana ♡
Oct 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
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.

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sarah xoxo
Dec 29, 2019 marked it as unreleased
If this book is even a fraction as beautiful as this cover- I'm not ready.
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing

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.

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Oct 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
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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. :D

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Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
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.
jess ✨
Oct 08, 2019 marked it as to-read
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 have such high hopes, I hope this is as fantastic as it sounds!!!!
Nov 14, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-aug
You had me at Star and Hindu Mythology!

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.
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Nov 30, 2018 marked it as to-read
was gonna pass this when I saw "contemporary" but smashed the tbr button at lightspeed when I saw "fantasy"


Dec 02, 2018 marked it as 2020-releases

look at me, getting ready for 2020 when 2019 is nowhere in sight
Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon)
Look at that cover!

Oct 07, 2019 marked it as 2020-releases
This cover is the most beautiful thing I've seen in a long time. I want to marry it.
Jacqueline Koyanagi
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A stunning tale of self-acceptance, family, and liminal spaces.
Nov 29, 2018 marked it as to-read

I read till Hindu mythology and hit "want to read". There are more books with Indian rep coming and I've never been happier!!
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
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 ...more
The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
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.
Oct 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: tbr-2020
Y'all the cover alone has me SHOOK!!
Oct 12, 2019 marked it as to-read
|| Hindu mythology
|| Desi on the cover
|| Celestial competition
|| Daughter saves dad
shre ♡
Oct 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
"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."


also that mf cover....charlie bowater can do no wrong in my eyes.
Anna || MyBookishDream
This book sounds sooo good! Also, that is one of the most gorgeous covers that I have ever seen!
Sarah Holton
Oct 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
I wanna read this book on the cover alone. Damn that is one fucking good cover.
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I may be biased, but I love, love, love this book. Can't wait for everyone to read it!
The Artisan Geek
Nov 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
First of all, HINDU MYTHOLOGY?! And then the cover, my dear gosh!! STUNNING!!

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Dec 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
Apparently Charlie Bowater is now the Official cover artist for the entire genre of YA (not that I’m complaining—her work is GORGEOUS). ...more
Emma Yoloswag
Oct 14, 2019 marked it as to-read
I may or may not be very, very gay for this cover
Oct 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
bitch that cover thoooooo
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I just saw a picture of the cover and it is absolutely stunning , so glad the Indian culture is getting more representation. Most anticipated read for 2020.
Nov 30, 2018 marked it as to-read
Damn it, another premise that sounds awesome. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good.
The cover is BREATHTAKING!
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Shveta Thakrar is a writer of South Asian–flavored fantasy, part-time nagini, and full-time believer in magic. Her debut novel Star Daughter is coming 11 August 2020 from HarperTeen, and her short fiction and poetry have appeared in a
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