Registration

Your personal information is secure! Read our privacy statement







« Back to Login
By creating an account, you agree to abide by Entangled’s Terms of Use.
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
"Email" is not a valid hostname!
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 16 or less characters!
Email or Password is wrong!

Peek Inside A Curse of Roses

Based on Portuguese legend, this #OwnVoices historical fantasy is an epic tale of mystery, magic, and making the impossible choice between love and duty…

A Curse of Roses

Availability: In stock

$7.99
USD Buy today and earn 799 points!
Get your e-book automatically
delivered to your Kindle™ or
open directly on your iPad™,
phone, or computer.

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.

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.

Based on Portuguese legend, this #OwnVoices historical fantasy is an epic tale of mystery, magic, and making the impossible choice between love and duty…

Praise

“A Curse of Roses belongs in every public high school media center, and in the hands of every parent who questions how to help their child accept the love and gifts that are out there waiting for them. Beyond that, it is a tale rife with magic and intrigue, and even one almost spicy love scene, for those more interested in reading just for fun.” --Lit Buzz

Full to the brim with gorgeous prose, A Curse of Roses is a mesmerizing take on a tale interwoven into Portuguese culture. The writing is BEAUTIFUL, so so stunning. The way that magic is described is both very visual and incredibly poetic. Brilliant. And entirely significant.” --The Paperback Collector

“The characters were remarkably developed. I also really enjoyed Pinguicha’s writing, which is beautiful and pleasing to read.” --Valentina C., NetGalley

A tightly woven sapphic story of a young princess trying her best to help her people, while finding love for the first time.” --A Cup of Cyanide

“A beautiful tale of century long curses and people using any means available to them to ensure they experience some happiness in life. It’s a wonderful story of a lesbian learning to accept herself, enriched by magic and roses.” --Reading Peaches

“What an unexpected GEM! It took me a few pages to understand what an incredible story this would turn out to be, and I’m so glad because I LOVED IT. The narrative is so well written, the description of places, people.. FOOD was page turning, and you bet I kept reading! I finished this book in less than two days!” --Ellie’s Infinite Books

A really unexpected mind blowing read! I don't know what I was expecting from this story but I was swept away by this enchanting story.” --Olivia E., NetGalley

“What a well crafted story with beautiful, developed characters who stay true to themselves the whole time. You’ll want to read this is you love sapphic fantasy!” --Brittany Z., NetGalley

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781682815106
Release Date: Dec 1, 2020
Page Count: 356
Imprint: teen
Genre: fantasy, lgbtq, multi-cultural, young adult
Tropes: bet/dare/wager, forbidden love/off limits, opposites attract, royalty

Select Featured Reviews

See All Reviews on Goodreads.com
By The October 23, 2019

i cried five times ...more

By Isabel October 24, 2020

A retelling about a Portuguese legend? I am DYING ...more

By ❤︎ ☾ Jeanette October 06, 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

A curse of roses immediat ...more

By Tânia September 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 ...more

By Julia October 24, 2020

A rich and captivating retelling of the legend of a Medieval saint, Pinguicha's debut gripped me from its first page. An utter delight to read -- meticulously researched, refreshingly queer and sharp as thorns! ...more

By London September 11, 2020

I love this premise sooo much––can't WAIT to read!!! ...more

By Natasha October 25, 2020

The start of the book shows our MC Yzabel with her attendant Brites and her guard Vasco. Already they have great chemistry, bantering with each other from the get go.

Yzabel is cursed like her aunt, all food turns to flowers. As a ruse, to avoid suspicion she says she is fasting, when truthfully all ...more

By Carolina October 03, 2020

Thank you to Netgalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Disclaimer: I’m a Portuguese girl who likes girls and loves learning about her history/mythology, so this book means a lot to me. Even if it wasn’t so close to my heart, I’d still love it because it is amazing. It’s so g ...more

By Mariah October 14, 2020

“Kindness isn’t something you are. It’s something you choose to be, every single moment of every single day.”


Thank you to @netgalley and @entangled_publishing for the arc of A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha in exchange for my review!


🌺 A Curse of Roses is the story of Princess Yzabel, who is ...more

By Caity October 16, 2020

The author did a great job of blending their magic system with the history and myth of her setting. I really appreciated that they also included an explanation of settings, history, and myths they used for inspiration in the back of the book. I love when authors entwine magic and history and this is ...more

By sara November 02, 2020

*arc kindly set through netgalley, thank you so much for this opportunity*
cw: self-flagellation, homophobic speech, blood

There's no words to describe how much I adored this book. I've never though that I would read a book inspired by a portuguese tale, or thought that one would be written. I'm portu ...more

By Andee October 20, 2020

BLOG|INSTAGRAM|TWITTER|YOUTUBE

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Read full review on 11/27/2020 here

A Curse of Roses does a beautiful job of creating a slow burn romance mixed with the trauma that the indoctrination of the Chr ...more

By Katie October 17, 2020

4/5 - a solid YA debut and a sleeper hit! I loved the small cast and appreciated how "small" the plot was. Veeeeery sapphic, so lots of good stuff there. ...more

By Ellen October 13, 2020

However gay you think this book is going to be, I promise it's 100% gayer. ...more

By Ashley September 28, 2020

**Trigger Warnings**: includes themes, imagery, and content that might be triggering for some readers. Discussions of religious-based eating disorders, and religious-based internalized homophobia appear throughout the novel.

A magical ability that causes flowers to spew forth and turning all your foo ...more

By Cassandra November 29, 2019

Read an early version and I CANNOT wait to see it in book form! ...more

By Frankie October 18, 2020

I voluntarily requested an e-copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for sending it to me!

So... I very quickly realized that this was not the novel for me, but there's a lot to like about it so I gave it a full four stars.

Before I begin, I just wan ...more

By Stormy's Book Nest October 01, 2020

Many thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Teen for an e-arc in exchange for an honest review!

This book was absolutely delightful, heartbreaking, and hopeful all at once. Reinventing the story of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, A Curse of Roses borrows from real-world faith while including very real wlw em ...more

By Stormy's Book Nest October 01, 2020

Many thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Teen for an e-arc in exchange for an honest review!

This book was absolutely delightful, heartbreaking, and hopeful all at once. Reinventing the story of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, A Curse of Roses borrows from real-world faith while including very real wlw em ...more

By Natasha October 25, 2020

I recieved an e-arc of this from netgalley for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The start of the book shows our MC Yzabel with her attendant Brites and her guard Vasco. Already they have great chemistry, bantering with each other from the get go.

Yzabel is cursed like her aunt ...more

By Nurafini October 17, 2020

Thank you to the publisher for giving opportunity to review this book. I am absolutely appreciate it dearly.

First of all, Portuegese legend is such a rare for me to encounter. This has given me a new perspective. I got to know a very generous queen once exists in Portugal. I also learned a few hist ...more

By Jennifer October 02, 2020

📚Book Review! 📚
(I'm @these_polished_pages on Instagram.)

This book was nothing like I expected, but that was okay because it was amazing anyways! I expected more action, but looking back I'd actually call this book a romance.

The second I read that it was based off of all of these Portuguese Saints an ...more

By Brittany October 03, 2020

Not only did the premise draw me in, but that cover! The best part? What’s under the cover is great. I was drawn in from the beginning and the story only got better. I loved the way the story unraveled and the inclusion of a sapphic tale. Yzabel and Fatyan’s chemistry is off the charts! I loved it!

F ...more

By Jesseruth October 23, 2020

Thank you Netgalley for this ARC! First of all, I do not know how anybody can pass by this cover without feeling the NEED to know more. And, I'd like to say this story is just as beautiful as it appears. I really appreciate the author's note at the beginning. A kind of warning about topics that coul ...more

By Ana September 11, 2020

Giving it 5 starts as can’t wait to read it when is out!. Plus anything to help fight the hate generated over the author's review of another book!

I will change it after reading the book...or not as it can actually end up being a 5* book for me ;) ...more

Showing 1 to 25 of 25
4.39 avg Goodreads.com rating
Diana Pinguicha

About the author

Diana Pinguicha

Born in the sunny lands of Portugal, Diana grew up in Estremoz, and now lives in Lisbon with two extremely fluffy cats and one amazing bearded dragon. A Computer Engineer graduate from Instituto Superior Técnico, she has worked in award-winning educational video games, but writing is where her heart always belonged. When she’s not working on her books, she can be found painting, immersed in books or video games, or walking around with her dragon.

entangled reward points