We are so excited to be able to offer a tour for Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar! Since this is a quick turnaround time, please be sure to sign up as soon as possible!
As someone who used to work with children and teens within this demographic I’ve experienced firsthand the joy these stories bring to young readers. My students would always share what they were reading with me and explain how each book represented them. Star Daughter would be a great opportunity for readers such as my students to see themselves in fantastical adventures while reading about aspects of their culture.
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Remember, we have 30 spots open for all tours, and our goal is to have the tour consist of #OwnVoices reviewers.
Shveta Thakrar is a part-time nagini and full-time believer in magic. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies including Enchanted Living, Uncanny Magazine, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, and Toil & Trouble.
Her debut young adult fantasy novel, Star Daughter, is forthcoming from HarperTeen on August 11, 2020. When not spinning stories about spider silk and shadows, magic and marauders, and courageous girls illuminated by dancing rainbow flames, Shveta crafts, devours books, daydreams, travels, bakes, and occasionally even plays her harp.
(Shveta is represented by Beth Phelan of the Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.)
by Shveta Thakrar
Release Date: August 11, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
This gorgeously imagined YA debut blends shades of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust and a breathtaking landscape of Hindu mythology into a radiant contemporary fantasy.
The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to be “normal.” But when an accidental flare of her starfire puts her human father in the hospital, 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 to save her father will take her to a celestial court of shining wonders and dark shadows, where she must take the stage as her family’s champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of the heavens–and win, or risk never returning to Earth at all.
Brimming with celestial intrigue, this sparkling YA debut is perfect for fans of Roshani Chokshi and Laini Taylor.