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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Putnam County Library System.

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Putnam County Public Library YA PIN (Text) 33192000102992 New Books Available -

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Summary, etc.:
"Based on Portuguese legend, this #OwnVoices historical fantasy is an epic tale of mystery, magic, and making the impossible choice between love and duty...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-her curse-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 the same pain for years. If only it were possible to reverse her magic. Then she could turn flowers into food. Fatyan, a beautiful Enchanted Moura, is the only one who can help. But she is trapped by magical binds. She can teach Yzabel how to control her curse-if Yzabel sets her free with a kiss. As the King of Portugal's betrothed, Yzabel would be committing treason, but what good is a king if his country has starved to death? With just one kiss, Fatyan is set free. And with just one kiss, Yzabel is yearning for more. She'd sought out Fatyan to help her save the people. Now, loving her could mean Yzabel's destruction. A Curse of Roses includes themes, imagery, and content that might be triggering for some readers. Discussions of religious-based self harm, religious-based eating disorders, and religious-based internalized homophobia appear throughout the novel."-- Amazon
Target Audience Note:
14-18 years
Subject: Famines > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Juvenile fiction.
Arranged marriage > Juvenile fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Portugal > History > Fiction > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.

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