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Star Daughter

Written by Shveta Thakrar

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Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for Young Adults Thrillers

Star Daughter Synopsis

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.

Star Daughter Press Reviews

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

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

Nothing short of dazzling.  -- Booklist

Absolutely magical and captivatingly lyrical.  -- Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi

Shveta Thakrar's prose is as beautiful as starlight.  -- Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author

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

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

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ISBN: 9780062894632
Publication date: 02/09/2021
Publisher: HarperTeen an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780062894632
Publication date: 2nd September 2021
Author: Shveta Thakrar
Publisher: HarperTeen an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Suitable for: YA readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, Thrillers

About Shveta Thakrar

Shveta Thakrar's debut novel, Star Daughter, is a standalone YA fantasy perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Laini Taylor, and Margaret Rogerson. Shveta's work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including Enchanted Living, Uncanny Magazine, and Toil & Trouble. You can find her online at and on Twitter and Instagram at @ShvetaThakrar.

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