I read both book that are out in this series back to back and I really enjoyed this! I went in with no expectations because, King Midas, and completely binge read the two books.
This is a semi retelling of King Midas and trust me, you have no idea what you are in for. This story follows Kora, the daughter of Midas and YOU GUYS. I am obsessed with her.
This was a quick read but it was a read that you find yourself completely engulfed in. Pirates, Romance, and FOLK TALES. This was a story that you had a fun adventure reading. It didn't have a whole lot of world building but I didn't find that a problem because I got hooked on the plot itself without needing the world to envelop me.
You dive right back in with this book and like I said, I totally binge read these two novels. This one started off a little slower but once it picked back up I was into it just like the first. I love Kora and Royce and this new novel was an adventure all its own. This novel was the epic quest and a perfect fit for YA readers who love a little romance thrown into this reads with heavy dosing on the adventure. I loved where the book went and I definitely want more in this world.
Blurb A Touch Of Gold:
King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift—or curse—almost killed his daughter, Midas relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father’s wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide.
Kora spends her days locked in the palace, concealed behind gloves and veils, trying to ignore the stares and gossip of courtiers. It isn’t until a charming young duke arrives that Kora realizes there may be someone out there who doesn’t fear her or her curse. But their courtship is disrupted when a thief steals precious items from the kingdom, leaving the treasury depleted and King Midas vulnerable. Thanks to her unique ability to sense gold, Kora is the only one who can track the thief down. As she sails off on her quest, Kora learns that not everything is what it seems—not thieves, not pirates, and not even curses. She quickly discovers that gold—and the power it brings—is more dangerous than she’d ever believed.
Midas learned his lesson at a price. What will Kora’s journey cost?
Blurb A Curse Of Gold:
Curses and queens. Pirates and kings. Gods and magic. 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 to overthrow her 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.