The Cup and The Prince (Kingdom of Curses and Shadows #1)
Release Date: October 15th, 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Synopsis: One prince wants her out. Another wants her as a pawn.Someone wants her dead. Zora wants to win the cup and tell them all to screw themselves.Yes, 17-year-old Zora cheated her way into the Royal Games, but it was for a very good reason.Her ex-boyfriend thought she couldn’t attain glory on her own. Just because she was a girl. Andhe was the real cheater. So she took his place.Now she’s competing for the legendary Blood Cup, representing the Dark Valley. It’s herchance to prove her worth and bring glory for her people. If she wins, of course.But winning is far from easy. The younger prince thinks she’s a fragile damsel who doesn’tbelong in the competition. Determined to eliminate her at all costs, he’s stacking the challengesagainst her. Zora hates him, hates him, hates him, and will do anything to prove him wrong.The older prince is helping her, but the cost is getting Zora entangledin dangerous flirting games. Flirting, the last thing she wanted.And then there’s someone trying to kill her. Disclaimer:Mentions of cheating, and alludes to virginity and sexual relationships. No steamy content.
If you are looking for a fantasy read with a strong female protagonist then look no further! The Cup and the Prince was so fun to read!
This had all the stuff I love in a fantasy read!( Except maybe could have had more romance but thats just a preference of mine😅) our heroine was sassy and tough and I want to be her friend. The plot was well executed with a quick moving storyline that kept me intrigued throughout. I liked the side characters and the setting of the story but felt both could have been developed more. I think a few more chapters would’ve added to the story nicely and really rounded out the few kinks in it.
For fans of enemies to lovers, badass female main characters, and court intrigue, I’d recommend this! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5 stars. Looking forward to what’s next for Zora!
About The Author
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 readpopular books in English. I watched some Anime as a kid, my favorite beingYamato. I’m a longtime Star Wars fan and I’m active in the fandom podcastingatLords of the Sithas Denise.I’ve always loved to write stories, and I like to always include romance, action andhumor in my writing. I think stories can touch us deeply. I live in Montreal, Canada,with my son.My books include the Ya fantasy seriesPortals to Whyland, and the sci-fi standalones The Sphere of Infinity and Star Spark.Check out myblogfor some news, updates, and nonsensical ramblings.
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