Golden Curse by M. Lynn | We continue the book dragging

Posted March 12, 2019 by Sophia

Golden Curse by M. Lynn | We continue the book dragging

Content and Trigger Warning: This book contains content that may be triggering to some, which we will try our best provide below the synopsis.
Golden Curse by M. Lynn | We continue the book draggingGolden Curse by M. Lynn
Fantasy and Fairytales #1
Published by Self-Published on October 2, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Retellings, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Prime/Kindle Unlimited

A curse. A hidden identity. A dangerous love.

Ten-year-old Persinette Basile was forced to flee the palace of Gaule for her life. Now at eighteen, she must find a way to return in order to obey a curse on her family line.

The prince won’t know who she is. Not anymore. But she knows him and what he will do if he discovers her true name.

Made to fight for her life to earn her place, she vows to find a way to break the curse no matter the cost.

To. The. Death. 

The words describing the tournament turn Prince Alexandre Durand’s blood to ice.

The last warrior standing will win a spot at his side.

As he's thrust onto the throne, forbidden magic, dangerous betrayals, and a complicated love could tear his reign apart. 

When the secrets begin to unravel, will Alex stay true to the laws and traditions of Gaule or will he give it all up for a woman who deceived him?

Oh, you must have thought I’m done dragging some books from 2018? Ha ha ha. That didn’t happen, because we are here today with yet another book dragged.

Wow, we’re starting 2019 off on a great foot.

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Much like Death by the River, if anyone got a golden curse, it was yours truly with a golden curse of fucking boredom.

And I’m one of the few people who thought the same. Wow, I’m just full of unpopular opinions these days. I can’t tell if I’m in a slump, I’m crabby with reading so much, or the book sucked. Maybe a mixture of crabby Sophia in addition to the sucky book.

Golden Curse is bloody and it’s terrific!

We’ve got a tournament, bookwyrms! To the death! The dark side of me loves a good battle showcasing the skillz of the characters; it’s fascinating. In Golden Curse, Persinette (Etta) who joins a tournament to become Prince Alexandre Durand’s protector so she can find a way to break the curse placed on her family.

And wow, it’s quite bloody. Swords are crossed and people are killed brutally.

Don’t expect much action to go on after.

This is where the golden curse of boredom appears and I decided to call it quits after 65% of the book. After the tournament, which is full of action and blood and swords clashing, there is virtually nothing. Someone dies, someone gets thrown onto the throne, and someone mopes around grieving with no clue what to do.

That last one I understand, though.

And then, eventually, he says, I AM READY TO BE KING. I mean, are you ready to be king? All we’ve got is a dead king, lots of talk about some person named La Dame and how awful magic is, and oh, look, we’ve got a fricking romance that doesn’t feel authentic.

Oh, and they appear to be very close childhood friends YET THE PRINCE DOES NOT RECOGNIZE ETTA AND BASICALLY FALLS IN LOVE WITH HER INSTANTLY. 🤔🤔🤔 He does ask if they’ve met in the past though, and then just brushes it off after she says not at all. Friend, you’re not going to go and investigate?

Let’s also not begin with how he constantly says something along the lines of, “I AM KING AND YOU WILL TREAT ME AS SUCH.” But honestly without that line all the time I would have forgotten he’s even king.

Who is dis, what is dis, why is dis

I have so many questions and lots of, “This is what it is because it is what it is.” We are told that this person named La Dame (wow, what a name 😴) is an awful person who does magic and does awful magic things. We are told she’s been around for centuries and cursed Etta’s family generations ago. We are told she is now plotting to take over this kingdom.

In addition to that, we are told:

  • Magic has no place and it never will – WHY
  • There are quite a few lost firstborns involved – HOW
  • A most powerful kingdom becomes weak eventually – HOW
  • There’s a tragedy – WHAT HAPPENED
  • There’s a curse – TELL ME MORE ABOUT THIS

At a certain point, I just didn’t give a single fuck about this book and didn’t feel the need to continue.

Besides, there are better books that capture my attention longer. I feel there are books more worthy of my attention.kid sipping tea

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Sophia started blogging in February 2012 for the hell of it and is surprisingly still around. She has a GIF for nearly everything, probably listens to too much K-Pop and is generally in an existential crisis of sorts (she's trying her best). In 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor's in Communications and minor in Women's Studies. More of her bookish reviews and K-pop Roundups can be found at The Arts STL.

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2 responses to “Golden Curse by M. Lynn | We continue the book dragging

  1. Sam

    Why did I get super giddy when I saw that one star?! LOL I AM READY FOR THE TEA AND IT WAS DELIVERED!
    “if anyone got a golden curse, it was yours truly with a golden curse of fucking boredom.” WAIT FOR IT THIS ONE TOO
    ” I feel there are books more worthy of my attention.”
    Never have I ascended into more greatness than this opening Header. Wow. I almost reached Nirvana.

  2. YIKES this sounds like a book that would drive me batty. We know I am big on worldbuilding, so the lack of information/explanation on the boundaries of magic, how the kingdom became weak, and all that missing backstory makes my soul hurt. It seems like this one may be more of an action read with some instalove, which I know a lot of readers enjoy, but I don’t blame you for calling it quits on this one.