Blog Tours, book reviews

Star Daughter: Review + Mood Board + Book Look (Hear Our Voices Tour)

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar

Publication Date: August 11th, 2020 from HarperTeen

Rating: 5/5

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.


I received this book from the publisher but this does not affect my review which is unbiased and honest.

So what attracted me to this book was that this is totally something I would just pick up because the title is literally my brand (duh) and the cover alone should inspire you to pick this up because it’s absolutely STUNNING.

As soon as I started the book I was already intrigued because Sheetal’s voice was just so relatable to read! The first page and I was already laughing at the way she talked about the desi Bragging Brigade! The descriptions of the music and dresses and oh my goodness the FOOD just made my heart happy!

Basically, Sheetal is a half-star who accidentally burns her father and takes a journey to the skies so she can heal her father before it’s too late! But there’s more at stake when Sheetal makes a deal. To save her father, she must serve as her family court’s champion before her birthday and win the competition.

I also just really enjoyed the desi family drama. Honestly too relatable! Plus, a family of stars?! Iconic. Not only did this have perfect amount of drama, but this really spoke to my soul as Sheetal found herself. I’m a sucker for beautiful character arcs and this had a wonderful one!

I absolutely LOVED the backstory and the storytelling involved with the history of Stars and Sheetal’s family. That was definitely one of my favorite parts of the book!

This felt like a blend of my favorite parts of Star Touched Queen and Stardust. This was a beautiful blend of fantasy, contemporary, and Hindu mythology. If you enjoy lyrical writing, absolutely magical worlds, daughters that will do anything to save their father, relationship drama, and talent shows you’ll definitely enjoy this!

You’ll love this book if you love music, traveling to new realms, a hall of mirrors, amazing best friends, really delicious food, and sneaky plans, revelations, and sabotage! If you enjoy competitions, hindu mythology and desi culture, and beautiful imagery, definitely make sure to check out this book!

Check out these photos on my bookstagram!

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 LivingUncanny MagazineA 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.


Check out the rest of the Tour:

August 5

Hear Our Voices – Intro Interview

The Fine Art of Reading – Journal Spread + Book Aesthetic

The Enthusiast – #OwnVoices Reflection + 15 Thoughts While Reading

The Word Glutton – Review in 5 Gifs + #OwnVoices Reflection

Little Fly Leaf Reads – #OwnVoices Reflection

The Anatomy of a Bookworm – Review

August 6

Sleepydoe Reads – Book Recs + Cosplay + #OwnVoices Reflection

Bookstagram Represent – Playlist

Read With Ansu – Review

Endless Pages – Dream Cast + Review in 5 Gifs + 15 Thoughts While Reading

Miss Maddy Chats – #OwnVoices Reflection + Book Recs

A Book Trotter – Mood Board + #OwnVoices Reflection

August 7

Bookshelf Life – Review

Vee Reading – #OwnVoices Reflection

Bee Reads – Dream Cast + Movie Recs + Reading Vlog

Paperback Bex – Blog Interview + #OwnVoices Reflection + Book Aesthetic

Wilted Pages – Reading Journal Spread

August 8

The Baroness of Books – #OwnVoices Reflection + Cover Recreation

Personal Opinions of a Fangirl – 15 Thoughts While Reading

Jupiter’s Solo Bibliophile – Video Review + 15 Thoughts While Reading

Diary of a Bookgirl – Favorite Quotes + Look Book + #OwnVoices Reflection

PJwale Baabu – Book Recs

Tasting Pages – Dream Cast + Favorite Quotes

August 9

Fanna for Readers & Writers – Blog Interview

Wilder Girl Reads – Dream Cast + #OwnVoices Reflection + Look Book

Flipping Through The Pages – Desi Fantasy Recs

Tea.Books.Magic – Review

Avni Reads – 15 Thoughts While Reading

Cracked Spines – #OwnVoices Reflection + 15 Thoughts While Reading

August 10

Mis Hashmi – Video Interview + #OwnVoices Relection + Playlist

Star is All Booked Up – Mood Board + Look Book

Celebrity Read Shush – Reading Vlog

Ma Book Yard – Mood Board + Review in 5 Gifs + #OwnVoices Reflection

Words With Wings – #OwnVoices Reflection + Favorite Quotes

August 11

Release Day!

BookRiot_Anjedah – Mood Board + Review in 5 Gifs

Book Rambler – Review

Paperbacks and Pen – Favorite Quotes + Mood Board

Thindbooks Blog – Review

Waiting In Stars – #OwnVoices Reflection

Books.Bags.Burgers – Mood Board + Playlist + #OwnVoices Reflection

13 thoughts on “Star Daughter: Review + Mood Board + Book Look (Hear Our Voices Tour)”

  1. The book looks and sounds absolutely incredible. I can’t wait to get my copy of it, which (insha’Allah) I shall be getting sometime next month. I love South Asian books so much and seeing/feeling that cultural representation I never got as a kid. Couple that with some fantastic fantasy elements and I basically swooning haha.

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  2. Wow, you had me at talent show! I had no idea this involved a competition so now I’m even more excited! Definitely placing a library hold on this immediately 🤩
    Your moodboard and outfit are so stunning! ❤

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