I’m back with Waiting on Wednesday
Today’s pick is a book…
a retelling of a Portuguese legend about a girl who changes everything she touches into flowers
Can you guess?
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.
Title: A Curse of Roses
Author: Diana Pinguicha
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Release Date: December 1st 2020
Genres: Fantasy | Retellings | YA | LGBTQ+
⚞ SUMMARY ⚟
With just one touch, bread turns into roses. With just one bite, cheese turns into lilies.
There’s a famine plaguing the land, and Princess Yzabel is wasting food simply by trying to eat. Before she can even swallow, her magic—her curse—has turned her meal into a bouquet. She’s on the verge of starving, which only reminds her that the people of Portugal have been enduring the same pain.
If only it were possible to reverse her magic. Then she could turn flowers…into food.
Fatyan, a beautiful Enchanted Moura, is the only one who can help. But she is trapped by magical binds. She can teach Yzabel how to control her curse—if Yzabel sets her free with a kiss.
As the King of Portugal’s betrothed, Yzabel would be committing treason, but what good is a king if his country has starved to death?
With just one kiss, Fatyan is set free. And with just one kiss, Yzabel is yearning for more.
She’d sought out Fatyan to help her save the people. Now, loving her could mean Yzabel’s destruction.
Based on Portuguese legend, this #OwnVoices historical fantasy is an epic tale of mystery, magic, and making the impossible choice between love and duty…
⚞ WHY I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK?? ⚟
I love retellings and changing food into flowers during a famine sounds intriguing and full of desperation.
Also, with a side of sleeping beauty?? Yes, thank you!! Let them ladies kiss!!