A Curse of Roses

A Curse of Roses – December 1st 2020 from Entangled: Teen


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…

Pronunciation guide in my Instagram Stories!
Estremoz guide in my Instagram Stories! (includes a surprise Altentejo Mastiff dog being cute on the 4th or 5th segment)
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Goodreads Page
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Character Art


Press about A CURSE OF ROSES:
One of LAMBDA Literary’s December Most Ancitipated LGBTQ Books
One of BitchMedia’s 7 YA Books Every Feminist Should Read in December
One of Frolic’s Top 10 YA Books Hitting Shelves in December
One of Rich In Color’s New December Releases
One of Popsugar’s Best Books of December
Read an excerpt on Tor.com!
One of Ancestral Magic and Battle Dragons: New Young Adult SFF for October, November, and December 2020 on Tor.com
One of 20 New LGBTQ+ Young Adult Books To Look Out For This Fall via Buzzfeed
One of “20 SFF YA Debuts To Watch Out For in 2020” on The Nerd Daily
“The Miracle of Roses and Exporting Portuguese Mythology” over at The Portuguese Portal of SFF
The original Cover Reveal+Excerpt over at LGBTQReads

Guest Posts about ACOR:
Questioning your History Lessons over at Teen Librarian Toolbox
The Gastronomy of A Curse of Roses over at LGBTQ Reads
Our Friend is Here Interview at The Quiet Pond
Interview over at Literary Rambles

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