A Review On Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar

Sheetal has always known of her powers, but, the biggest problem yet, is hiding them. Until one day, she hears the star songs and then her father is sent to the hospital due to an accident with her powers, Sheetal must go to the Star court in order to help her father. But, what she doesn’t know is that she now has to compete in order to decide the next ruling house of the heavens.

Book: Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar
Series: Standalone
Publication Date: August 11, 2020
Tags: Young Adult, fantasy, mythology, romance
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Read: May 29, 2021 to June 10, 2021


If the night sky holds many secrets, it holds Sheetal Mistry’s secret the closest. A secret that explains why her hair is the silver of starlight, or why some nights the stars call Sheetal by name.

Stars like her mother, who returned to her place in the constellation Pushya years ago. Since that day, Sheetal has been forced to hide.

But as her seventeenth birthday draws near, the pull from the sky is growing stronger. So strong that Sheetal loses control, and a flare of starfire burns her human father—an injury only a full star’s blood can heal.

Sheetal has no choice but to answer the starsong and ascend to the sky. But her celestial family has summoned her for a reason: to act as their human champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of heavens.

Desperate to save her father, Sheetal agrees. But nothing could have prepared Sheetal to face the stars’ dark history—or the forces that are working to shut the gate between the realms for good.


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Spoiler Free Review

Sheetal has always known of her powers, but, the biggest problem yet, is hiding them. Until one day, she hears the star songs and then her father is sent to the hospital due to an accident with her powers, Sheetal must go to the Star court in order to help her father. But, what she doesn’t know is that she now has to compete in order to decide the next ruling house of the heavens.

I gave Star Daughter 3.5 stars, loving the mythological fantasy aspect and the worldbuilding around the story of Sheetal. There were so many aspects that were new to me and I loved the mythology and history behind each story that was told, whether it was Sheetal’s own history about her family or about how she came about and the Stars and the mythology behind why she hides that she is half star. I really enjoyed the aspects of Sheetal trying to find herself as half mortal, half Star. This type of mythology and history was completely new to me and I really enjoyed being able to read something that is new.

I found that although the mythology and history behind it was quite fascinating and I really liked the growth of Sheetal throughout the story, I found that the plot and the way it was written was something that I wasn’t a big fan of. And although I liked Sheetal, sometimes I would find that her attitude and her as a character was something that irritated me a little bit throughout the whole story.

While I gave this 3.5 stars, I did enjoy Star Daughter and found the story a nice read for any young adult. It was fun and easy to read and something that you can easily enjoy.

I hope you guys have a great day, please like and comment down below if you enjoyed this book as well or if you plan on reading it!

Loves,

Veronica Chen

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