Books On our Radar: A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan
A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan is a YA re-imagining of the myth, Midas Touch. This books follows King Midas’ daughter Kora, as she hides her secret powers that have been passed down from her father. I haven’t read anything like this, and it sounds so fascinating! I am looking forward to A Touch of Gold to release on August 14th. If you are like me and this debut author and story sparks your interest you should add it to your TBR!
Category: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
Publication: August 14th, 2018; Blink
Gold is wealth. Wealth is power. Power is a curse.
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?
From author Annie Sullivan comes A Touch of Gold, the untold story of the daughter King Midas turned to gold, perfect for fans of Cinder and The Wrath and the Dawn.
This book features a beautiful, decorated cover.