A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha audiobook

A Curse of Roses

By Diana Pinguicha
Read by Rebecca Mozo

Blackstone Publishing 9781682815090

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665019262

  • ISBN: 9781665019255

  • ISBN: 9781665019279

Runtime: 10.39 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Based on Portuguese legend, this #OwnVoices historical fantasy is an epic tale of mystery, magic, and making the impossible choice between love and duty …

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 for years.

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.

A Curse of Roses includes themes, imagery, and content that might be triggering for some listeners. Discussions of religious-based self harm, religious-based eating disorders, and religious-based internalized homophobia appear throughout the novel.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Flavored with beguiling fantasy elements and a sensitive exploration of the implications of desire upon religion…A delicate queer romance between strong heroines propels the plot forward.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Diana Pinguicha

Author Bio: Diana Pinguicha

Diana Pinguicha is a computer engineer graduate who currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal. She can usually be found writing, painting, devouring extraordinary quantities of books and video games, or walking around with her bearded dragon, Norberta. She also has two cats, Sushi and Jubas, who would never forgive her if she didn’t mention them.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 10.39
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English