“I was made to shine.”
Rating: 3/5 stars
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?
I feel like my rating might have been higher but Scribd really messed with my experience with this book. I listened to so many parts over and over. I feel like some parts were skipped over. Either way, I still enjoyed this book!
I honestly don’t know what I thought this book was going to be about. I don’t read the synopsis thoroughly because I like to be surprised. I thought this was going to be a story completely about Midas. I’m glad we got the story of his daughter and how she comes to finally accept herself.
A Touch Of Gold follows Kora, King Midas’s daughter, who is a lonely princess who isn’t good at being a princess because no one will go near her. Her skin is gold thanks to her father’s curse. Her uncle is constantly trying to find someone to wed her so when her father does pass away, there will be a king.
Enter in Duke Wystlinos (I can’t for the life of me remember his first name and I don’t feel like looking for it because he sucks). Her uncle found him to try and woo Kora. When he arrives, King Midas’s gold is stolen. When King Midas is away from his cursed gold for too long, he could possibly perrish.
Kora and Duke Wystlinos go on an adventure to acquire the gold back.
I really liked this story! It was quick-paced and something was always going on. There wasn’t a dull moment. Except, I think I might have missed the part of Duke Wystilnos unfurls his plans. Oh well. Either way, I enjoyed this story!
I do plan on picking up the next book. I can’t wait to see what happens with Kora!