Welcome to my stop on the Book Tour for A Curse of Gold by Annie Sullivan. I loved A Touch of Gold when I first read it (and my reread). When I found out we got this tour, I knew I wanted to read the conclusion to this series. Don’t forget to check out the Book Tour Schedule at the bottom, along with a giveaway.
Meeting Annie Sullivan
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.
About A Curse of Gold
Title: A Cure of Gold
Series: A Touch of GOld
Author: Annie Sullivan
Publishing Date: September 22, 2020
Page Length: 352
Genre: Fantasy, Retelling
Age Range: YA
Synopisis: 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.
When I first picked up A Curse of Gold, it jumped right into action. It starts a few months after A Touch of Gold and we see just what all our main characters have been up to. All of our favourites return in this book and we get a couple of new ones. Some of the characters grow, while I found others reverted back to supporting characters and most actions that they took supported the plot moving forward.
Annie’s writing was easy to read and, with it being so fast paced and action packed, it moved rather quickly. A lot of the action was back-to-back and left little time for the reader to breath. Once a problem was solved, we would quickly move on to the next – whether that being a high-stakes puzzle or a fight between main characters and enemies.
I must say there are a lot more mythical elements within A Curse of Gold in comparison to A Touch of Gold and I was very happy with that. I love Greek mythology and anytime more components can get added into a mythical retelling the happier I am.
The duology concluded nicely, with everything being resolved and everyone getting what they want. Lots of happy endings all around for the most part. There was a moment where I felt like a character was done wrong, but other than that, I was happy with how everything ended.
If you read A Touch of Gold and wanted a little more of Kora, Royce, Hettie and Rhat then I say give this a go. If you’re into high, non-stop action then I high suggestion this one (just obviously read book 1 first). I am glad I was able to finish this series
One winner will receive a finished copy of A Touch of Gold and Tiger Queen. US/CAN only. The giveaway ends on September 28th.a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js