A Spindle Splintered – Alix E. Harrow

Here’s to more retellings!

Thanks to Tordotcom for the free copy in exchange for my honest review

A SPINDLE SPLINTERED (FRACTURED FABLES SERIES) – Alix E. Harrow (Releasing October 5th, 2021)

Book Description:

USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow’s A Spindle Splintered brings her patented charm to a new version of a classic story.

It’s Zinnia Gray’s twenty-first birthday, which is extra-special because it’s the last birthday she’ll ever have. When she was young, an industrial accident left Zinnia with a rare condition. Not much is known about her illness, just that no one has lived past twenty-one.

Her best friend Charm is intent on making Zinnia’s last birthday special with a full sleeping beauty experience, complete with a tower and a spinning wheel. But when Zinnia pricks her finger, something strange and unexpected happens, and she finds herself falling through worlds, with another sleeping beauty, just as desperate to escape her fate.

My Thoughts: 3/5 stars

I’m so torn on this one. I love retellings and seeing this novella being about Sleeping Beauty I was really excited to start. A SPINDLE SPLINTERED has a unique voice narrating our story and I did enjoy at the beginning talking about how no one really likes the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. However, my interest slowly went in and out for a little bit. I don’t want to go into too much detail simply because it is such a short book. I wanted to love it more than I did and with this being the first book in what appears to be a new series, I will still plan on picking up the next book to release – I can’t just say no to more retellings. Readers can’t love them all but I still think this is worth picking up as I know I’m in the minority here.

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