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Book Title: The Curse and the Prince (Kingdom of Curses and Shadows #2)
Author: Day Leitao
Release Date: January 14th, 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Synopsis: A troubled prince. A deadly curse. A mysterious cup. And the power to save or doom the kingdom. Of course things didn’t go as planned at the Royal Games. When do things go as planned? Now Zora is on the run, and has to join a disgraced prince in order to retrieve a magical artifact that might undo her valley’s curse. For the first time in her life, she has real hope for her people. Problem is, for the second time in her life, she’s falling for someone she shouldn’t. Finding a hidden object is hard enough on its own, she could do without the heart palpitations and lack of air. And she could certainly focus better without the constant memory of his lips on hers, his arms around her… Gaah! See? How can she avoid pursuers and decipher enigmatic writings when her brain has been turned to mush? Painful, hopeless mush. But the real trouble is that there’s more than one curse in the kingdom. And not enough objects or time to get rid of them all. The Curse and the Prince is book 2 in the series Kingdom of Curses and Shadows, an enemies-to-lovers YA romantic fantasy for readers 15 and up who love snarky banter and adventure.
Review: After ‘The Cup and the Prince’, book 2 had been a tad bit of disappointment for me. The first few chapters were fast paced while the middle part of the book just dragged. World building was good and the plot had potential too. But the execution somehow fell flat. Another confusing part was the distance between the different parts of the kingdom. Everyone was moving too fast, either on horseback or by walking. (Remember the final season of GoT? Something similar happened here as well).
One thing I admire about the story is author’s frankness with mensuration cycle. The protagonist Zora’s period cramps, her worries about maintaining hygiene while still on the run, men’s ignorance about this, I mean, let’s face it, how often have you seen this talked about in books? I liked the unexpected and delightful chemistry that sparked between Larzen and Riadne. Sometimes even better than Zora and Griffin’s.
Rating it 3.5/5.
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AUTHOR BIO I’m originally from Brazil but I’ve been living in Canada for over 10 years now. I have some influence from Brazilian writers and Brazilian culture, but I also read popular books in English. I watched some Anime as a kid, my favorite being Yamato. I’m a longtime Star Wars fan and I’m active in the fandom podcasting at Lords of the Sithas Denise. I’ve always loved to write stories, and I like to always include romance, action and humor in my writing. I think stories can touch us deeply. I live in Montreal, Canada, with my son.
My books include the Ya fantasy series Portals to Whyland, and the sci-fi standalones The Sphere of Infinity and Star Spark. Check out my blog for some news, updates, and nonsensical ramblings.