August 25, 2018

#BookReview: A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Blink Ya
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Fantasy (Retelling)
About the Book:

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?

About the Author: 
Annie Sullivan grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her Masters degree in Creative Writing from Butler University. She loves fairytales, everything Jane Austen, and traveling. Her wanderlust has taken her to every continent, where she’s walked on the Great Wall of China, found four-leaf clovers in Ireland, waddled with penguins in Antarctica, and cage dived with great white sharks in South Africa. You can follow her adventures on Twitter (@annsulliva) or on her blog:

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: When I started this one I thought it was a series but I guess its not.  That was really disapointing. 

Do I Recommend this book? Kind of. This one started out really well but by the end it realy slowed down and 

Notes and Opinions: I love retellings and this one was really good to start out. I loved what this book had to offer a retelling of Midas but with no religious connections.  So if you are worried this one is going to be preachy don't becuase its not. This one had it all and was very fast but once it got towards the end the story became stagnat. I think this book could have been amazing but it just fell from that bar.  

This one really felt like it settled for being ok vs. being amazing. For me this one would have been better if it would have speeded up. Especially with it being a stand alone. I really did love Kora she was an amazing character who was strong and found her footing through the story.  

Go Into This One Knowing:  Retelling, Was kind of Meh, Slow story

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