A Curse of Roses

A Curse of Roses

With just one touch, bread turns into roses. With just one bite, cheese turns into lilies. There?s a famine plaguing the land, and Princess Yzabel is wasting food simply by trying to eat. Before she can even swallow, her magic?hercurse?has turned her meal into a bouquet. She?s on the verge of starving, which only reminds her that the people of Portugal have been enduring t With just one touch, bread turns into roses. With just one bite, cheese turns into lilies. There?s a fa...

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Title:A Curse of Roses
Author:Diana Pinguicha
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:A Curse of Roses
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

A Curse of Roses Reviews

  • Diana Pinguicha
    Oct 23, 2019
    I wrote it, so naturally, I think it is the best. Some things about A Curse of Roses (fka A Miracle of Roses): - F/F Portuguese Historical Fantasy - Follows Yzabel of Aragon (Isabel de Arago), actual Saint and Cinnamon Bun - Enchanted Mouras - Lots of food - Lots of flowers ...
  • Bethany
    Dec 01, 2020
    Actual Rating: 4.5 stars (rounding up) A Curse of Roses is a stunning #ownvoices debut novel that retells a Portuguese myth, but with a sapphic relationship. Portuguese author Pinguicha crafts a story that is both romantic and heart-wrenching as the main character grapples with a re...
  • Alexia Moon
    Dec 04, 2020
    I was given a free e-ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This review is fully my opinion. As soon as I saw an f/f retelling of a Portuguese myth/legend I knew I had to read it! I was fortunate to get access to it through NetGalley and I thank the publisher for th...
  • ♠ TABI⁷ ♠
    Sep 16, 2020
    this book: iT wAs oNLy a kiSS me: omg it was only a kiss I NEED THIS BOOK ...
  • Andy
    Nov 26, 2020
    4.5/5 Thank you to Pride book tours, the author and Entangled teen for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Princess Yzabel wants to help the people of her future husband, Denis of Portugal. She has been cursed to turn food into flowers, u...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Aug 25, 2020
    this sounds absolutely incredible... sapphic fairytale-ish sounding story with a really unique concept based on a Portugese legend. I AM SO IN! ?Before she can even swallow, her magic?her curse?has turned her meal into a bouquet. She?s on the verge of starving, which only re...
  • anna (½ of readsrainbow)
    Nov 22, 2020
    rep: mostly Portuguese cast & setting, lesbian mc, lesbian Muslim li, lesbian scs tw: religion-based self harm, homophobia, internalised homophobia, blood, murder, body horror 4.5 ? Review also on my blog. ARC provided by the publisher. My initial review for A Curse of ...
  • Kelly
    Jan 10, 2021
    This was such a nice surprise and a good discovery. When I first started listening to this book, I had no knowledge whatsoever about the Portuguese legend that this story is based on. I'm glad to say that I wasn't disappointed one bit by what I read. It had magic, powers, and...
  • Permanently_Booked
    Dec 01, 2020
    There is nothing more exciting than when your favorite genres come together to spin a tale you have not heard of before. Steeped in Portuguese history and tied to the legend of the Miracle of Roses that floats around Saint Queen Isabel and her King, Dinis. Pinguicha took this historica...
  • The Bookavid
    Oct 23, 2019
    i cried five times ...
  • Tânia
    Sep 10, 2020
    Giving this one 5* before the release to fight the hate generated over the author's opinion of another book. I'll eventually change it after reading the book. For now, I stand with freedom of speech Giving this one 5* before the release to fight the hate generated over ...
  • Danielle's
    Nov 23, 2020
    A curse of roses enticed me right from the title. The blurb had me sold on the idea and the story didn?t disappoint. This was so up my street I was hooked on every single word. A princess and a famine. She has all the food in the world but she can?t do anything but turn it into ...
  • bia
    Nov 12, 2019
    a portuguese f/f retelling?? MY FUCKING RIGHTS ...
  • Isabel
    Oct 23, 2019
    This arc was provided by Entangled Teen, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. TW: religious-based self-harm, religious and magic-based eating disorders, and religious-based internalized homophobia, sexism, and sexual harassment. "You've been forged in des...
  • Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)
    Dec 12, 2020
    I want to thank NetGalley & Entangled: Teen for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review I found many surprises in this book that I adore, I confess that this time there was little I knew about the plot, I'd only heard it was based on some Por...
  • Alaina
    Jan 27, 2021
    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Okay, so I've been hearing pretty good things about A Curse of Roses and finally found time to dive into the book. That being said, it started off slowly for me. Don't get me wrong.. I was definitely...
  • Lex Kent
    Nov 29, 2020
    3.75 Stars. This was a good story. I didn?t love it like I was hoping to, but there were parts I really enjoyed and I liked the overall feel of the book. I don?t get to read much historical fantasy, especially not sapphic YA, so I was really excited to read this. The author mention...
  • Vicky Again
    Dec 15, 2020
    I have to admit, I was not sure things would end well, but Pinguicha really pulled through and gave us that happy ending. Yzabel and Fatyah are so soft!!! I love them!!! I'm absolutely stunned by the sheer amount of growth Pinguicha managed to fit in this novel. It never felt ...
  • Arin
    Dec 21, 2020
    eARC provided via the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Content warning: discussions of religious-based self harm, religious-based eating disorders, and religious-based internalized homophobia, body horror This book blew me away. I expected to love it an...
  • j.chestnut
    Jul 26, 2020
    portuguese leads? a f/f romance?? magic??? yes please, thanks! ...
  • Fanna
    Jun 25, 2020
    June 25, 2020: A f/f YA fantasy romance? I shouldn't be needing anything else to anticipate this one's release but the fact that it involves a curse around food & flowers, well, that's even more exciting! June 25, 2020: A f/f YA fantasy romance? I shouldn't be nee...
  • human
    Dec 26, 2020
    Thank you to Netgalley and Entangled: Teen for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. (actual rating: 3.5/5) I really liked how certain topics were addressed in this book, but I still think certain things could have been done better. A Curse of Roses weaves an i...
  • Maëlys
    Jul 19, 2020
    "With just one kiss, Fatyan is set free. And with just one kiss, Yzabel is yearning for more." It is always all about the yearning. Youtube ? Twitter "With just one kiss, Fatyan is set free. And with just one kiss, Yzabel is yearning for more." It is al...
  • Darce
    Dec 16, 2020
    4 gorgeous stars! This novel was one that I know I?ll remember for years. Written by an author who has faced prejudice against both Portuguese women and LGBTQ+ women, this #OwnVoices book manages to combine factors of Portuguese mythology, YA fantasy and sapphic romance into a bea...
  • katie
    Nov 15, 2020
    This was one of my most anticipated releases for December, and I'm very excited to say that it did not disappoint! I went into this with low expectations, since it was a debut, but I couldn't help but love it by the end. There was so much gay in this and I was extremely ha...
  • Althea
    Jan 15, 2021
    A Curse of Roses follows princess-to-be Yzabel who was born with a peculiar curse ? whenever she touches food it turns into flowers. As she is on the verge of starving to death, as much of her impoverished country also is, she decides to hunt down and get the help of an Enchanted Mou...
  • ❀ Alex ❀ (The Scribe Owl)
    Dec 09, 2020
    Come see this review and more at my blog, The Scribe Owl! Thanks to YA Bound Book Tours for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review! 2.5/5 stars I'm...not quite sure what my allover thoughts are about this read. Some parts of it were pretty good, an...
  •  ☾ Jeanette ☾
    Oct 05, 2020
    I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. All quotes/sayings were taken from the ARC and may change. Many Thanks to Netgalley and Entangled teen for allowing me to read an ARC of A curse of roses!!! Spoiler free review ...
  • Lilly M
    Nov 19, 2020
    No. No thank you. This was rushed, not at all detailed, and confusing. Super confusing. Not to mention anti-feminist, although I know that wasn?t intentional, it still wasn?t ever corrected. The plot had as many holes as a Swiss cheese block, and the characters didn?t have any fl...
  • ;3
    Dec 10, 2020
    love is real and it exists solely between fatyan and yzabel <3333 ...