Death and Night by Roshani Chokshi is one of the most captivating series companion novellas that I’ve read. It beautifully showcases Roshani’s dazzling writing style, and it is an enchanting story all of its own. Readers could easily enjoy this novella without even having read the other books in The Star-Touched Queen series.
The world-building in this story is magical and immersive. I felt as though I was walking the streets of the Night Bazaar alongside the characters, and oh how I wish I could!
Amar and Maya’s characters were wonderfully developed even in these quick 100+ pages, and their love story was absolutely endearing and so swoon-worthy.
Delving further into the TSTQ world in Death and Night was a joy. This is truly a treasure amongst series companion novellas.
Death and Night by Roshani Chokshi
I paired Death and Night with this beautiful Starry Night Zinfandel. This wine is rich and complex, just like the characters and world that Roshani has managed to pack into her stunning new novella. It also includes hints of fruits and herbs that remind me very much of Maya’s garden.
*All wine recommendations are strictly for those of legal drinking age only.*
Other Great YA Novellas
For me, series companion novellas can be really hit and miss. For me to enjoy them they have to feel like a complete story that can be enjoyed separately from the series, and they also have to contribute to my understanding of a specific character in the story in an important way. Death and Night certainly did both of these things.
Here are a few other series companion novellas that I really enjoyed:
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor
The Too-Clever Fox by Leigh Bardugo
Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth
About Death and Night
An exclusive Star-Touched novella over 100 pages long!
Before The Star-Touched Queen there was only Death and Night.
He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will set them on a journey that will span lifetimes.
What are some of your favorite series companion novellas? Have you read Death and Night? Have you read The Star-Touched Queen books?