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Star Daughter Paperback – 1 December 2021
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"A dreamy, diasporic, diverse fantasy. A story about stars, yes--and about family, friends, falling in love, and finding your voice, your place. Places. A shimmering debut."--Tanuja Desai Hidier, author of Born Confused and sequel Bombay Blues
"A luminous debut. Star Daughter's sparkling coming-of-age tale of transformation and love is among the best kinds of fantasy: one that reminds us to reach for the stars while keeping our feet firmly on the ground."--Fran Wilde, Nebula Award-winning author of The Bone Universe series and Riverland
"A magical debut full of wonder, wit, myths, and adventure. Reading Thakrar's words is like swimming through the most beautiful imagination--every page is a delight.--Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire
"A stunning tale of self-acceptance, family, and liminal spaces."
"A wondrous delight, Shveta Thakrar's debut is a feast for the senses."--Cindy Pon, author of Want and Serpentine
"Absolutely magical. Thakrar weaves her words so tightly around you that you are completely immersed in her world, a victim of its lyrical starsong."--Ellen Oh, author of the Prophecy series and editor of A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
"An enchanting story about love, family, finding your voice, and searching for home. Thakrar's sparkling command of language weaves magic on every page. This book is a joy, and will speak to anyone who yearns to belong."--Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn and Kingsbane
"Full of wonder and enchantment. Thakrar has crafted an excellent story about the power of the younger generations to carve their own path amidst the traditions and expectations of their elders." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Luminously beautiful, with a mythic heart."--Tasha Suri, author of Empire of Sand
"Nothing short of dazzling."--Booklist
"Radiant. Readers will be enchanted by Sheetal and the starry court."--Kristen Ciccarelli, internationally bestselling author of The Last Namsara
"Shveta Thakrar's prose is as beautiful as starlight."--Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author
A gorgeously written tale of magic and family, of finding and fighting for your place, Star Daughter has a heart that shines as brilliantly as its celestial court.--S. A. Chakraborty, author of the bestselling Daevabad Trilogy
Absolutely magical and captivatingly lyrical.--Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi
My favorite tales are the ones that sneakily draw you out of one world and slip you into the next. This is one of those. I emerged from Star Daughter dusted with constellations and wonder. Thakrar's imagination is a feast for the senses.--Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and The Gilded Wolves
Shveta Thakrar's writing shines as bright as any star.--Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of the Ash Princess series
Take a journey to the heavenly courts in this luscious, shimmering fantasy, so dripping with beauty and imagination you'll want to eat it with a spoon."--New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor
About the Author
- Publisher : HarperCollins US (1 December 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 464 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062894633
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062894632
- Reading age : 13 - 17 years
- Dimensions : 13.46 x 3.05 x 20.07 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 592,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My only quibble is that the story seems to take a LONG time to get where it’s going. I could sense the story-arc from the first few chapters, and there was a lot of teenage angst and guilt and indecision to wade through. A bit more editing, maybe... But well worth the read, and highly recommended.
I think it's safe to say I won't be finishing this one. Started it after it came out, then kept putting it aside and picking it up, until I stopped doing the latter.
I wanted to at least like it but, I don't know, the story didn't pull me in. Maybe my expectations were high or I was misled by the synopsis? I really thought it would be a YA fantasy, but it's actually contemporary. Nothing wrong with that, since I happen to love contemporaries, but the story and I just didn't mesh. Can't say I was a fan of the writing style, either.
So, I'm parting with it, unfinished because it's time. 2 stars, my standard DNF rating.