The Jasmine Throne – a fantastic new desi SFF adventure – blog tour + review

Desi fantasies will never stop exciting me. When I found out about The Jasmine Throne, I will admit I had barely any idea about what the story was. I went into it blind and was very much surprised with what I got.

The Jasmine Throne is a desi fantasy set in a world of magic and politics and misogynistic, patriarchal leaders. In the midst of it all we have our two main leads – Priya and Malini, one a servants-maid and one a princess in exile. Along with them are a host of varied side characters who play major roles too. When Priya and Malini’s paths collide, they have to trust each other – despite being from the enemy lines – and help to save each other’s lives. What follows is a stunning tale of love, family, loyalty and strength.

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Witches Steeped in Gold – a Jamaican inspired fantasy – review + blog tour + giveaway (UK & the commonwealth)

When I saw the cover reveal for Witches Steeped in Gold, I was very drawn. I mean, its natural for a reader to be attracted to a book by its cover, right? Surely, it was on my anticipated releases this year and I’m so glad I got to read it.

To explain WSIG in simple words, it is an enemies-to-allies story with betrayal, magic, black girl power and a hint of romance. But again, describing the book in these mere words would be utterly wrong, as the story is so much more and goes deep.

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In Deeper Waters – a magical sea adventure – review + blog tour + giveaway (US and intl)

A young prince must rely on a mysterious stranger to save him when he is kidnapped during his coming-of-age tour in this swoony adventure that is The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Pirates of the Caribbean.

An adventure set at the sea, with magic and romance, and the danger of warring kingdoms – sounds like the perfect mix for an exciting story. And that was, in simple words, what In Deeper Waters was. Set in a kingdom by the sea, journeying through the waters, and the towns near the banks, IDW follows Tal, a young prince on his coming-of-age tour, as he finds himself in the midst of a rouge kidnapping.

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Star Daughter review + blog tour – a starry and fantastic desi debut to check out!

Thank you to @hearourvoicestours for having me on the tour and giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!

A fantastic and starry tale, Star Daughter narrates the story of Sheetal, a half mortal and half star girl, who has to win a celestial competition in order to save her father’s life. Told in exquisite narration, this book is all sorts of glorious and stunning.

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Interview with Tanaz Bhathena – author of A Girl Like That, The Beauty of the Moment, Hunted by the Sky

Hello people of the internet! I have a special author interview on my blog today, whose fantasy debut had me craving for more. Tanaz Bhathena’s fantasy debut has been creating all sorts of sparkle and hype in the book world, and rightly so. Inspired by medieval India, and laden with Indian as well as Persian myths, Hunted by the Sky is a fantasy worth your time (I did a small cover recreation of HBTS on my bookstagram, check it out and let me know if you like it hehe). We talked about world building and how to keep writing, and a little bit about HBTS’s sequel too. So let’s jump right into the interview!

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