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
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:313 pages pages

A Touch of Gold Reviews

  • Lisa Mandina
    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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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...

    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...

    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 knew I had to request ?A Touch of Gold? when I read the synopsis. And when I saw the cover it doubled my excitement. It?s stunning! I began this book with high hopes and wasn?t disappointed. A wonderfully new and thrilling retelling of King Midas; Annie Sullivan?s ta...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    The story about King Midas? golden touch was one of the most memorable stories I?ve learned when I was a child. It was a warning against greed and its consequences when you let it take over you. The end of King Midas? story was pretty much a done deal, one where you could easily ...

    4.5/5 Stars This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction A retelling of King Midas? Sign me up!I was thrilled to see a unique retelling being done. There are so many unexplored stories out there, and this one has fantastic storytelling potentia...

    If you've followed my blog for very long, you know that I am a big fan of Fairy Tale retellings. And this book did not disappoint at all! It was quite a bit of a change in the story, maybe you could say an addition or expansion of the story and the characters in it. It was a pretty eas...

  • 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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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...

    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...

    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 knew I had to request ?A Touch of Gold? when I read the synopsis. And when I saw the cover it doubled my excitement. It?s stunning! I began this book with high hopes and wasn?t disappointed. A wonderfully new and thrilling retelling of King Midas; Annie Sullivan?s ta...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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...

    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...

  • Nicole Hewitt
    Oct 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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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...

    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...

    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 knew I had to request ?A Touch of Gold? when I read the synopsis. And when I saw the cover it doubled my excitement. It?s stunning! I began this book with high hopes and wasn?t disappointed. A wonderfully new and thrilling retelling of King Midas; Annie Sullivan?s ta...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    The story about King Midas? golden touch was one of the most memorable stories I?ve learned when I was a child. It was a warning against greed and its consequences when you let it take over you. The end of King Midas? story was pretty much a done deal, one where you could easily ...

    4.5/5 Stars This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction A retelling of King Midas? Sign me up!I was thrilled to see a unique retelling being done. There are so many unexplored stories out there, and this one has fantastic storytelling potentia...

  • 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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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...

    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...

    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 knew I had to request ?A Touch of Gold? when I read the synopsis. And when I saw the cover it doubled my excitement. It?s stunning! I began this book with high hopes and wasn?t disappointed. A wonderfully new and thrilling retelling of King Midas; Annie Sullivan?s ta...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    The story about King Midas? golden touch was one of the most memorable stories I?ve learned when I was a child. It was a warning against greed and its consequences when you let it take over you. The end of King Midas? story was pretty much a done deal, one where you could easily ...

    4.5/5 Stars This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction A retelling of King Midas? Sign me up!I was thrilled to see a unique retelling being done. There are so many unexplored stories out there, and this one has fantastic storytelling potentia...

    If you've followed my blog for very long, you know that I am a big fan of Fairy Tale retellings. And this book did not disappoint at all! It was quite a bit of a change in the story, maybe you could say an addition or expansion of the story and the characters in it. It was a pretty eas...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

  • Rachel
    Sep 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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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...

    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...

    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 knew I had to request ?A Touch of Gold? when I read the synopsis. And when I saw the cover it doubled my excitement. It?s stunning! I began this book with high hopes and wasn?t disappointed. A wonderfully new and thrilling retelling of King Midas; Annie Sullivan?s ta...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    The story about King Midas? golden touch was one of the most memorable stories I?ve learned when I was a child. It was a warning against greed and its consequences when you let it take over you. The end of King Midas? story was pretty much a done deal, one where you could easily ...

  • 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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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...

    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...

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

  • Kasey Giard
    Aug 26, 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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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...

    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...

    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 knew I had to request ?A Touch of Gold? when I read the synopsis. And when I saw the cover it doubled my excitement. It?s stunning! I began this book with high hopes and wasn?t disappointed. A wonderfully new and thrilling retelling of King Midas; Annie Sullivan?s ta...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    The story about King Midas? golden touch was one of the most memorable stories I?ve learned when I was a child. It was a warning against greed and its consequences when you let it take over you. The end of King Midas? story was pretty much a done deal, one where you could easily ...

    4.5/5 Stars This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction A retelling of King Midas? Sign me up!I was thrilled to see a unique retelling being done. There are so many unexplored stories out there, and this one has fantastic storytelling potentia...

    If you've followed my blog for very long, you know that I am a big fan of Fairy Tale retellings. And this book did not disappoint at all! It was quite a bit of a change in the story, maybe you could say an addition or expansion of the story and the characters in it. It was a pretty eas...

    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...

    I can never resist an unusual myth or fairytale retelling, so when A Touch of Gold caught my eye, I knew I needed to get ahold of a copy. I found it to be a cool reimagining of a familiar tale. Right at the beginning, I wasn?t too sure about the book, though. The prologue is long ...

  • 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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

  • 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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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. ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

  • 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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • 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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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 (infinitemeryn)
    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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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...

    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...

    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 knew I had to request ?A Touch of Gold? when I read the synopsis. And when I saw the cover it doubled my excitement. It?s stunning! I began this book with high hopes and wasn?t disappointed. A wonderfully new and thrilling retelling of King Midas; Annie Sullivan?s ta...

    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...

    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 Khymych
    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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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...

    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...

    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 knew I had to request ?A Touch of Gold? when I read the synopsis. And when I saw the cover it doubled my excitement. It?s stunning! I began this book with high hopes and wasn?t disappointed. A wonderfully new and thrilling retelling of King Midas; Annie Sullivan?s ta...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 The Trash Queen
    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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

  • Jordan
    Aug 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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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...

    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...

    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 knew I had to request ?A Touch of Gold? when I read the synopsis. And when I saw the cover it doubled my excitement. It?s stunning! I began this book with high hopes and wasn?t disappointed. A wonderfully new and thrilling retelling of King Midas; Annie Sullivan?s ta...

  • 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. ...

    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 ...

    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)...

    Ah! Such a wonderful adventure!! ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    *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...

    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...

    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 knew I had to request ?A Touch of Gold? when I read the synopsis. And when I saw the cover it doubled my excitement. It?s stunning! I began this book with high hopes and wasn?t disappointed. A wonderfully new and thrilling retelling of King Midas; Annie Sullivan?s ta...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    The story about King Midas? golden touch was one of the most memorable stories I?ve learned when I was a child. It was a warning against greed and its consequences when you let it take over you. The end of King Midas? story was pretty much a done deal, one where you could easily ...

    4.5/5 Stars This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction A retelling of King Midas? Sign me up!I was thrilled to see a unique retelling being done. There are so many unexplored stories out there, and this one has fantastic storytelling potentia...

    If you've followed my blog for very long, you know that I am a big fan of Fairy Tale retellings. And this book did not disappoint at all! It was quite a bit of a change in the story, maybe you could say an addition or expansion of the story and the characters in it. It was a pretty eas...

    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...

    I can never resist an unusual myth or fairytale retelling, so when A Touch of Gold caught my eye, I knew I needed to get ahold of a copy. I found it to be a cool reimagining of a familiar tale. Right at the beginning, I wasn?t too sure about the book, though. The prologue is long ...

    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...