Goodreads Monday | The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi

Goodreads Monday | The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi

Thanks to Dini @ Dini Panda Reads, I’m adding Goodreads Monday to my weekly meme schedule, and I’m excited to do this one. This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners and it invites you to pick a book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it.

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride

by Roshani Chokshi
Length: 304 pages
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Release Date: February 14, 2023
Genre: Adult Fantasy / Gothic

A sumptuous, gothic-infused story about a marriage that is unraveled by dark secrets, a friendship cursed to end in tragedy, and the danger of believing in fairy tales—the breathtaking adult debut from New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi.

Once upon a time, a man who believed in fairy tales married a beautiful, mysterious woman named Indigo Maxwell-Casteñada. He was a scholar of myths. She was heiress to a fortune. They exchanged gifts and stories and believed they would live happily ever after—and in exchange for her love, Indigo extracted a promise: that her bridegroom would never pry into her past.

But when Indigo learns that her estranged aunt is dying and the couple is forced to return to her childhood home, the House of Dreams, the bridegroom will soon find himself unable to resist. For within the crumbling manor’s extravagant rooms and musty halls, there lurks the shadow of another girl: Azure, Indigo’s dearest childhood friend who suddenly disappeared. As the house slowly reveals his wife’s secrets, the bridegroom will be forced to choose between reality and fantasy, even if doing so threatens to destroy their marriage . . . or their lives.

Combining the lush, haunting atmosphere of Mexican Gothic with the dreamy enchantment of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, The Last Tale of the Flower Bride is a spellbinding and darkly romantic page-turner about love and lies, secrets and betrayal, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive.

Every book that I’ve read from Roshani Chokshi so far I’ve enjoyed it. She has become one of my favorite authors and I’m excited to be able to read this adult novel from her. I know that some of my friends have said that it didn’t end up working out for them, which is honestly a shame but I understand. Right now, what I’m used to is Chokshi’s YA novels. I haven’t had a chance to read her MG novels yet, but I feel like I would like them too.

Also, when I saw that this book was compared to Mexican Gothic, I was ready to go. I loved Mexican Gothic and I actually need to read that one again for the feels. I can’t wait to get a copy of this book and see how I feel about it.

That was a really short reason for why I want to read this book, but sometimes you really don’t have many reasons besides you want to. I don’t think it’s always important to have detailed reasons as to why we want to read specific books, but if you do have them then it’s nice to be able to share those reasons.

Are there ever any books you want to read simply because you want to? Let me know in the comments!

6 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday | The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi

      1. I think that I would have liked Aru Shah if I read it as a kid, but it just didn’t work for me as an adult. Since it’s a Middle Grade book and I’m not the target audience, I still do recommend it to young readers though!


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