A Touch of Gold

A Touch of Gold

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 spe King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift?or curse?almost killed...

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Title:A Touch of Gold
Author:Annie Sullivan
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0310766354
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:313 pages pages

A Touch of Gold Reviews

  • Jenny
    Nov 12, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

    That was a weird ending for a stand-alone novel... ...

    This was a pretty good retelling and a quick read. I liked Kora?s powers and the pirating around. I don?t think I?ve read a King Midas retelling before so it felt unique to me. The side characters were great and there was a pretty good twist that changed who I like and hated. 4 S...

    *4.5 stars* I can count on one hand the number of books that I?ve read that are written so beautifully that you end up being completely enchanted and immersed into the world to the point that you don?t even notice how much time has passed by and this book manages to do it within...

    4/5 Stars ???? | I loved this book! It was refreshingly different! I am a big fantasy reader and this was a nice break from what I have been reading lately. This is a retelling of King Midas and his golden touch. We have all heard this story growing up but Annie takes a fun and...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The story is a very, very well written kind-of sequel to the ancient Greek myth of King Midas, who wanted the power to turn anything he touched into gold. His greed had cost him his daughter and after praying to t...

    This was a fun YA fable reimagining and adventure story. Think Frozen with gold instead of ice. ...

    *3.75* Because sometimes all it takes is knowing you're not in it alone, that you have a crew who's got your back. I got the chance to meet Annie Sullivan at BookExpo this past May, and she is a delight. In just the short 45 seconds or so that I had to chat with her while she sig...

    This was a fun retelling about King Midas's Touch, and how the curse transferred to his daughter, who is the MC of the book. It was a retelling I haven't read yet, so that was fun! I loved the characters and the setting. My biggest complaint that actually didn't bother that much was th...

  • Melanie
    Feb 16, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

  • Heather
    Nov 08, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

    That was a weird ending for a stand-alone novel... ...

    This was a pretty good retelling and a quick read. I liked Kora?s powers and the pirating around. I don?t think I?ve read a King Midas retelling before so it felt unique to me. The side characters were great and there was a pretty good twist that changed who I like and hated. 4 S...

    *4.5 stars* I can count on one hand the number of books that I?ve read that are written so beautifully that you end up being completely enchanted and immersed into the world to the point that you don?t even notice how much time has passed by and this book manages to do it within...

    4/5 Stars ???? | I loved this book! It was refreshingly different! I am a big fantasy reader and this was a nice break from what I have been reading lately. This is a retelling of King Midas and his golden touch. We have all heard this story growing up but Annie takes a fun and...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The story is a very, very well written kind-of sequel to the ancient Greek myth of King Midas, who wanted the power to turn anything he touched into gold. His greed had cost him his daughter and after praying to t...

    This was a fun YA fable reimagining and adventure story. Think Frozen with gold instead of ice. ...

    *3.75* Because sometimes all it takes is knowing you're not in it alone, that you have a crew who's got your back. I got the chance to meet Annie Sullivan at BookExpo this past May, and she is a delight. In just the short 45 seconds or so that I had to chat with her while she sig...

    This was a fun retelling about King Midas's Touch, and how the curse transferred to his daughter, who is the MC of the book. It was a retelling I haven't read yet, so that was fun! I loved the characters and the setting. My biggest complaint that actually didn't bother that much was th...

    I am not one who likes to give negative reviews, because I feel that each book holds something different for every reader. Just because I don't like a book, it doesn't mean that somebody else won't love it. Book reviews, like most other product reviews, are just opinions. However, sinc...

    This was a reread for me through audible. I actually enjoyed reading the physical book more for this one. Probably the pacing. But the audio was good, too. ...

    Let me start off first by saying this is a gorgeous cover! This alone made me want to pick it up. Then I was told it was a King Midas retelling - intrigued I haven't read one of those yet. Lastly, I heard there were pirates. Then I just had to pick it up! I had to know how a Ki...

  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    Apr 08, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

  • Anne Meester
    Sep 18, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

    That was a weird ending for a stand-alone novel... ...

    This was a pretty good retelling and a quick read. I liked Kora?s powers and the pirating around. I don?t think I?ve read a King Midas retelling before so it felt unique to me. The side characters were great and there was a pretty good twist that changed who I like and hated. 4 S...

    *4.5 stars* I can count on one hand the number of books that I?ve read that are written so beautifully that you end up being completely enchanted and immersed into the world to the point that you don?t even notice how much time has passed by and this book manages to do it within...

    4/5 Stars ???? | I loved this book! It was refreshingly different! I am a big fantasy reader and this was a nice break from what I have been reading lately. This is a retelling of King Midas and his golden touch. We have all heard this story growing up but Annie takes a fun and...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The story is a very, very well written kind-of sequel to the ancient Greek myth of King Midas, who wanted the power to turn anything he touched into gold. His greed had cost him his daughter and after praying to t...

    This was a fun YA fable reimagining and adventure story. Think Frozen with gold instead of ice. ...

    *3.75* Because sometimes all it takes is knowing you're not in it alone, that you have a crew who's got your back. I got the chance to meet Annie Sullivan at BookExpo this past May, and she is a delight. In just the short 45 seconds or so that I had to chat with her while she sig...

    This was a fun retelling about King Midas's Touch, and how the curse transferred to his daughter, who is the MC of the book. It was a retelling I haven't read yet, so that was fun! I loved the characters and the setting. My biggest complaint that actually didn't bother that much was th...

    I am not one who likes to give negative reviews, because I feel that each book holds something different for every reader. Just because I don't like a book, it doesn't mean that somebody else won't love it. Book reviews, like most other product reviews, are just opinions. However, sinc...

    This was a reread for me through audible. I actually enjoyed reading the physical book more for this one. Probably the pacing. But the audio was good, too. ...

    Let me start off first by saying this is a gorgeous cover! This alone made me want to pick it up. Then I was told it was a King Midas retelling - intrigued I haven't read one of those yet. Lastly, I heard there were pirates. Then I just had to pick it up! I had to know how a Ki...

    2.5/5 stars Apparently I don't like pirate books. However, if you're a fan of Daughter of the Pirate King, I think you'll really enjoy this one. I enjoyed the mythology aspect of the book, just not the piracy. Probably won't continue the series. Audio was very good. ...

    I loved this! Adventure, pirates, curses, romance, and gold. I was completely hooked after the prologue. This story is about the daughter that King Midas turned to gold and the after-effects the gold has left on her after she is brought back to life. The writing is beautiful an...

    Why are there dukes (and villainous archdukes, let's not forget) and pirates in this book? Why is there a pirate named Captain Skulls? Why are there cobblestone streets and taverns? This is supposed to be a continuation of a Greek myth, but there is no connection to Greek culture, or a...

  • Andrea
    Dec 07, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

  • Jackie
    Feb 17, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

    That was a weird ending for a stand-alone novel... ...

    This was a pretty good retelling and a quick read. I liked Kora?s powers and the pirating around. I don?t think I?ve read a King Midas retelling before so it felt unique to me. The side characters were great and there was a pretty good twist that changed who I like and hated. 4 S...

    *4.5 stars* I can count on one hand the number of books that I?ve read that are written so beautifully that you end up being completely enchanted and immersed into the world to the point that you don?t even notice how much time has passed by and this book manages to do it within...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Aug 21, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Aug 03, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

  • Wendy Higgins
    Mar 03, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

  • Dana
    Feb 17, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

    That was a weird ending for a stand-alone novel... ...

    This was a pretty good retelling and a quick read. I liked Kora?s powers and the pirating around. I don?t think I?ve read a King Midas retelling before so it felt unique to me. The side characters were great and there was a pretty good twist that changed who I like and hated. 4 S...

    *4.5 stars* I can count on one hand the number of books that I?ve read that are written so beautifully that you end up being completely enchanted and immersed into the world to the point that you don?t even notice how much time has passed by and this book manages to do it within...

    4/5 Stars ???? | I loved this book! It was refreshingly different! I am a big fantasy reader and this was a nice break from what I have been reading lately. This is a retelling of King Midas and his golden touch. We have all heard this story growing up but Annie takes a fun and...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The story is a very, very well written kind-of sequel to the ancient Greek myth of King Midas, who wanted the power to turn anything he touched into gold. His greed had cost him his daughter and after praying to t...

    This was a fun YA fable reimagining and adventure story. Think Frozen with gold instead of ice. ...

  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Jul 19, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Jun 02, 2019

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

    That was a weird ending for a stand-alone novel... ...

    This was a pretty good retelling and a quick read. I liked Kora?s powers and the pirating around. I don?t think I?ve read a King Midas retelling before so it felt unique to me. The side characters were great and there was a pretty good twist that changed who I like and hated. 4 S...

    *4.5 stars* I can count on one hand the number of books that I?ve read that are written so beautifully that you end up being completely enchanted and immersed into the world to the point that you don?t even notice how much time has passed by and this book manages to do it within...

    4/5 Stars ???? | I loved this book! It was refreshingly different! I am a big fantasy reader and this was a nice break from what I have been reading lately. This is a retelling of King Midas and his golden touch. We have all heard this story growing up but Annie takes a fun and...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The story is a very, very well written kind-of sequel to the ancient Greek myth of King Midas, who wanted the power to turn anything he touched into gold. His greed had cost him his daughter and after praying to t...

    This was a fun YA fable reimagining and adventure story. Think Frozen with gold instead of ice. ...

    *3.75* Because sometimes all it takes is knowing you're not in it alone, that you have a crew who's got your back. I got the chance to meet Annie Sullivan at BookExpo this past May, and she is a delight. In just the short 45 seconds or so that I had to chat with her while she sig...

    This was a fun retelling about King Midas's Touch, and how the curse transferred to his daughter, who is the MC of the book. It was a retelling I haven't read yet, so that was fun! I loved the characters and the setting. My biggest complaint that actually didn't bother that much was th...

    I am not one who likes to give negative reviews, because I feel that each book holds something different for every reader. Just because I don't like a book, it doesn't mean that somebody else won't love it. Book reviews, like most other product reviews, are just opinions. However, sinc...

    This was a reread for me through audible. I actually enjoyed reading the physical book more for this one. Probably the pacing. But the audio was good, too. ...

  • Alexandra
    Mar 28, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

    That was a weird ending for a stand-alone novel... ...

    This was a pretty good retelling and a quick read. I liked Kora?s powers and the pirating around. I don?t think I?ve read a King Midas retelling before so it felt unique to me. The side characters were great and there was a pretty good twist that changed who I like and hated. 4 S...

    *4.5 stars* I can count on one hand the number of books that I?ve read that are written so beautifully that you end up being completely enchanted and immersed into the world to the point that you don?t even notice how much time has passed by and this book manages to do it within...

    4/5 Stars ???? | I loved this book! It was refreshingly different! I am a big fantasy reader and this was a nice break from what I have been reading lately. This is a retelling of King Midas and his golden touch. We have all heard this story growing up but Annie takes a fun and...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The story is a very, very well written kind-of sequel to the ancient Greek myth of King Midas, who wanted the power to turn anything he touched into gold. His greed had cost him his daughter and after praying to t...

  • Kelly Brigid ♡
    Sep 01, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

  • Sarah Glenn Marsh
    Mar 25, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

  • Erin Farmer
    Jan 08, 2019

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

    That was a weird ending for a stand-alone novel... ...

    This was a pretty good retelling and a quick read. I liked Kora?s powers and the pirating around. I don?t think I?ve read a King Midas retelling before so it felt unique to me. The side characters were great and there was a pretty good twist that changed who I like and hated. 4 S...

    *4.5 stars* I can count on one hand the number of books that I?ve read that are written so beautifully that you end up being completely enchanted and immersed into the world to the point that you don?t even notice how much time has passed by and this book manages to do it within...

    4/5 Stars ???? | I loved this book! It was refreshingly different! I am a big fantasy reader and this was a nice break from what I have been reading lately. This is a retelling of King Midas and his golden touch. We have all heard this story growing up but Annie takes a fun and...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The story is a very, very well written kind-of sequel to the ancient Greek myth of King Midas, who wanted the power to turn anything he touched into gold. His greed had cost him his daughter and after praying to t...

    This was a fun YA fable reimagining and adventure story. Think Frozen with gold instead of ice. ...

    *3.75* Because sometimes all it takes is knowing you're not in it alone, that you have a crew who's got your back. I got the chance to meet Annie Sullivan at BookExpo this past May, and she is a delight. In just the short 45 seconds or so that I had to chat with her while she sig...

    This was a fun retelling about King Midas's Touch, and how the curse transferred to his daughter, who is the MC of the book. It was a retelling I haven't read yet, so that was fun! I loved the characters and the setting. My biggest complaint that actually didn't bother that much was th...

    I am not one who likes to give negative reviews, because I feel that each book holds something different for every reader. Just because I don't like a book, it doesn't mean that somebody else won't love it. Book reviews, like most other product reviews, are just opinions. However, sinc...

    This was a reread for me through audible. I actually enjoyed reading the physical book more for this one. Probably the pacing. But the audio was good, too. ...

    Let me start off first by saying this is a gorgeous cover! This alone made me want to pick it up. Then I was told it was a King Midas retelling - intrigued I haven't read one of those yet. Lastly, I heard there were pirates. Then I just had to pick it up! I had to know how a Ki...

    2.5/5 stars Apparently I don't like pirate books. However, if you're a fan of Daughter of the Pirate King, I think you'll really enjoy this one. I enjoyed the mythology aspect of the book, just not the piracy. Probably won't continue the series. Audio was very good. ...

  • Ashley
    Aug 21, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

    That was a weird ending for a stand-alone novel... ...

    This was a pretty good retelling and a quick read. I liked Kora?s powers and the pirating around. I don?t think I?ve read a King Midas retelling before so it felt unique to me. The side characters were great and there was a pretty good twist that changed who I like and hated. 4 S...

  • Britt
    Jun 24, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

    That was a weird ending for a stand-alone novel... ...

    This was a pretty good retelling and a quick read. I liked Kora?s powers and the pirating around. I don?t think I?ve read a King Midas retelling before so it felt unique to me. The side characters were great and there was a pretty good twist that changed who I like and hated. 4 S...

    *4.5 stars* I can count on one hand the number of books that I?ve read that are written so beautifully that you end up being completely enchanted and immersed into the world to the point that you don?t even notice how much time has passed by and this book manages to do it within...

    4/5 Stars ???? | I loved this book! It was refreshingly different! I am a big fantasy reader and this was a nice break from what I have been reading lately. This is a retelling of King Midas and his golden touch. We have all heard this story growing up but Annie takes a fun and...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The story is a very, very well written kind-of sequel to the ancient Greek myth of King Midas, who wanted the power to turn anything he touched into gold. His greed had cost him his daughter and after praying to t...

    This was a fun YA fable reimagining and adventure story. Think Frozen with gold instead of ice. ...

    *3.75* Because sometimes all it takes is knowing you're not in it alone, that you have a crew who's got your back. I got the chance to meet Annie Sullivan at BookExpo this past May, and she is a delight. In just the short 45 seconds or so that I had to chat with her while she sig...

    This was a fun retelling about King Midas's Touch, and how the curse transferred to his daughter, who is the MC of the book. It was a retelling I haven't read yet, so that was fun! I loved the characters and the setting. My biggest complaint that actually didn't bother that much was th...

    I am not one who likes to give negative reviews, because I feel that each book holds something different for every reader. Just because I don't like a book, it doesn't mean that somebody else won't love it. Book reviews, like most other product reviews, are just opinions. However, sinc...

    This was a reread for me through audible. I actually enjoyed reading the physical book more for this one. Probably the pacing. But the audio was good, too. ...

    Let me start off first by saying this is a gorgeous cover! This alone made me want to pick it up. Then I was told it was a King Midas retelling - intrigued I haven't read one of those yet. Lastly, I heard there were pirates. Then I just had to pick it up! I had to know how a Ki...

    2.5/5 stars Apparently I don't like pirate books. However, if you're a fan of Daughter of the Pirate King, I think you'll really enjoy this one. I enjoyed the mythology aspect of the book, just not the piracy. Probably won't continue the series. Audio was very good. ...

    I loved this! Adventure, pirates, curses, romance, and gold. I was completely hooked after the prologue. This story is about the daughter that King Midas turned to gold and the after-effects the gold has left on her after she is brought back to life. The writing is beautiful an...

  • Meghan
    Mar 17, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

  • Melissa Souza
    Sep 06, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Aug 17, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

  • Katie (Lost in Pages)
    Aug 13, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

    That was a weird ending for a stand-alone novel... ...

    This was a pretty good retelling and a quick read. I liked Kora?s powers and the pirating around. I don?t think I?ve read a King Midas retelling before so it felt unique to me. The side characters were great and there was a pretty good twist that changed who I like and hated. 4 S...

    *4.5 stars* I can count on one hand the number of books that I?ve read that are written so beautifully that you end up being completely enchanted and immersed into the world to the point that you don?t even notice how much time has passed by and this book manages to do it within...

    4/5 Stars ???? | I loved this book! It was refreshingly different! I am a big fantasy reader and this was a nice break from what I have been reading lately. This is a retelling of King Midas and his golden touch. We have all heard this story growing up but Annie takes a fun and...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The story is a very, very well written kind-of sequel to the ancient Greek myth of King Midas, who wanted the power to turn anything he touched into gold. His greed had cost him his daughter and after praying to t...

    This was a fun YA fable reimagining and adventure story. Think Frozen with gold instead of ice. ...

    *3.75* Because sometimes all it takes is knowing you're not in it alone, that you have a crew who's got your back. I got the chance to meet Annie Sullivan at BookExpo this past May, and she is a delight. In just the short 45 seconds or so that I had to chat with her while she sig...

  • Lauren
    May 09, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

    That was a weird ending for a stand-alone novel... ...

    This was a pretty good retelling and a quick read. I liked Kora?s powers and the pirating around. I don?t think I?ve read a King Midas retelling before so it felt unique to me. The side characters were great and there was a pretty good twist that changed who I like and hated. 4 S...

    *4.5 stars* I can count on one hand the number of books that I?ve read that are written so beautifully that you end up being completely enchanted and immersed into the world to the point that you don?t even notice how much time has passed by and this book manages to do it within...

    4/5 Stars ???? | I loved this book! It was refreshingly different! I am a big fantasy reader and this was a nice break from what I have been reading lately. This is a retelling of King Midas and his golden touch. We have all heard this story growing up but Annie takes a fun and...

  • Meryn (thebluntbibliophile)
    Oct 10, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

  • Iryna KL
    Apr 17, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

  • Sabrina
    Apr 02, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

  • The Book Valkyrie
    Sep 19, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

    That was a weird ending for a stand-alone novel... ...

  • The Nerdy Book Fairy ™ ©
    Aug 01, 2018

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...

    I received an egalley of this title via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 1 out of 5 stars What did I just read? When I first heard of The Touch of Gold, having just finished Circe by Madeline Miller, I was extremely excited. However, this book fel...

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no expectations, but what I found was a creative spin on the Midas story. It started with the myth but then expanded quickly from there, focusing on Midas' daughter who was turned to gold and now has mysterious powers because of the curse. The book end...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because the patrons in my library and myself included are die hard fans of modern versions of classic fairy tales. Sullivan examines a whole new range of conflict of the classic tale of King Midas battling his curse of the golden touch ...

    That was a weird ending for a stand-alone novel... ...

    This was a pretty good retelling and a quick read. I liked Kora?s powers and the pirating around. I don?t think I?ve read a King Midas retelling before so it felt unique to me. The side characters were great and there was a pretty good twist that changed who I like and hated. 4 S...

    *4.5 stars* I can count on one hand the number of books that I?ve read that are written so beautifully that you end up being completely enchanted and immersed into the world to the point that you don?t even notice how much time has passed by and this book manages to do it within...

    4/5 Stars ???? | I loved this book! It was refreshingly different! I am a big fantasy reader and this was a nice break from what I have been reading lately. This is a retelling of King Midas and his golden touch. We have all heard this story growing up but Annie takes a fun and...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The story is a very, very well written kind-of sequel to the ancient Greek myth of King Midas, who wanted the power to turn anything he touched into gold. His greed had cost him his daughter and after praying to t...

    This was a fun YA fable reimagining and adventure story. Think Frozen with gold instead of ice. ...

    *3.75* Because sometimes all it takes is knowing you're not in it alone, that you have a crew who's got your back. I got the chance to meet Annie Sullivan at BookExpo this past May, and she is a delight. In just the short 45 seconds or so that I had to chat with her while she sig...

    This was a fun retelling about King Midas's Touch, and how the curse transferred to his daughter, who is the MC of the book. It was a retelling I haven't read yet, so that was fun! I loved the characters and the setting. My biggest complaint that actually didn't bother that much was th...

    I am not one who likes to give negative reviews, because I feel that each book holds something different for every reader. Just because I don't like a book, it doesn't mean that somebody else won't love it. Book reviews, like most other product reviews, are just opinions. However, sinc...

  • Jazzy
    Feb 11, 2019

    ?I?ve only ever turned one person to gold, and that was an accident.? I had a lot of expectations for this. I mean I read the synopsis and all I could think was ?thieves, pirates, curses and gold, is there any better combination?? , but this book just wasn?t for me. ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Reread: damn I loved this book even more the second time around. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH!MY!GOD!I!LOVED!THIS!BOOK! The characters were all really cool! There was a lot more pirates and sailing than I was anticipating (which was a big wonderful surprise plus)...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! What a pleasant surprise! I have this awful habit of reading the synopsis of books only once or twice, and having nothing more than a vague idea of what a story is about, before diving headfirst into it. There's ...

    Official Comments: Utterly charming! This fresh take on a classic tale will be treasured by fans of myth and romance alike. Unofficial Comments: Annie's writing is gorgeous! WOW. This story is such a treat! ...

    A Touch Of Gold was so very different from what I thought it would be but in the best way possible. Maybe it's because I'm bad at reading synopses or remembering them but I really though that this was gonna be about a princess in her castle, dealing with her "curse", a swoon-worthy ...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    3 stars!!! I'm a huge sucker for Greek mythology and YA fantasy. So I was pretty pysched to get into this novel and I would say that I really liked this retelling of the King Midas story. However, there were many aspects of the story that just didn't pique my interest enough to give...

    I really loved this retelling of King Midas. I think it's best to go into this book without knowing too much. I knew a little of the King Midas story, but not very much. I had read the synopsis awhile ago, but I didn't reread it before starting the book and I'm glad I didn't...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... What happened after King Midas relinquished his ability to turn all he touched into gold? We come in 10 years later when princess Kora must leave her insulated life to save her father? She still bears the consequences of her fa...

    God, this book was painful. I listened to the audiobook and I just wanted it to end the entire time, but I felt committed. I don't know why I kept going. I guess I hoped it would get better. It did not. First of all, the MC in this story was so pathetic I wanted to scream. Her ...

    While reading this I really enjoyed the adventure filled with pirates, mystery and deceit. But now that it's been a couple days since I finished, I can't say that I really remember anything special about this story. It was decent, Kora was a likable character. However, she was mainly a...

    Wow. This was such a disappointment. The characters were boring, there was no world building, the plot twist was predictable, the romance was cheesy & ridiculously fast pace. I mean, the MC fell in love within three days of meeting her ?lover?. It was unbelievable & ann...