Title: A Curse of Gold
Author: Annie Sullivan
Publication Date: September 22, 2020
Page Count: 352
Goodreads Rating: 3.78
Curses and queens. Pirates and kings. Gods and magic. This highly anticipated sequel to Annie Sullivan’s enchanting A Touch of Gold, the story of the daughter King Midas turned to gold, is the gripping crescendo to this sweeping fantasy adventure. The final saga of a cursed queen, a vengeful Greek god, and a dazzling kingdom in the balance.
After barely surviving thieving, bloodthirsty pirates and a harrowing quest at sea to retrieve her stolen treasure, Kora finds readjusting to palace life just as deadly. Kora’s people openly turn against her, threatening her overthrow as heir to the throne—a cursed queen who has angered Dionysus. When Dionysus puts out a challenge to kill the girl with the golden touch and burn down her kingdom, it’s not just her future on the throne in danger. Kora’s life and entire kingdom are now on contract.
As bold and brave as ever, Kora sets out to find Dionysus, the very person who is trying to kill her, on the mysterious disappearing island of Jipper. Kora has no other choice. If she wants to save her kingdom and have any chance at reversing her father’s curse, she will have to enter into a deadly game with Dionysus, the greatest trickster the world, or the underworld, has ever seen.
A Curse of Gold:
-Is the highly-anticipated sequel to A Touch of Gold by author Annie Sullivan
-Is an enchanting and captivating fantasy adventure/fairy tale retelling, perfect for fans of The Wrath and the Dawn and Cinder
-Is told from the perspective of Kora, King Midas’s daughter and a strong female protagonist
-Features a beautifully decorated cover
Annie Sullivan is the author of the young adult novels A Touch of Gold, Tiger Queen, and A Curse of Gold. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, and she loves fairytales, everything Jane Austen, and traveling and exploring new cultures. When she’s not off on her own adventures, she’s working as the Senior Copywriter at John Wiley and Sons, Inc. publishing company, having also worked there in Editorial and Publicity roles. She loves to hear from fans, and you can reach her via the contact form on this website or on Twitter and Instagram.
A Curse of Gold is book two of A Touch of Gold series. I really did enjoy both books of Annie Sullivan. Enjoyed the fun geek mythology history in it. The covers for both are so pretty and gold. Did enjoy how much the characters has grown since the first book also.
I really liked how much Kora has learn to accept her role and not hide anymore in A Curse of Gold. She still have her fears and doubts her people might not love her. When the kingdom gets attack, Kora must prove once to her kingdom she not this monster.
The book really starts off action pack from the beginning to the end. Kora willing sacrifice herself to protect everyone and she puts so much pressure on being a great leader this time around. The cover design is also very pretty with the crown and all. I was happy to have read all of Annie Sullivan’s books so far and fall in love with the world she write. Also I do enjoy some geek mythology history in this series. I hope there is a book three. Thanks so much TBR and Beyond for letting me apart of this tour.