Gold Spun

Title: Gold Spun
Author: Brandie June
Publishing Date: 08.06.2021

Kill ours and we strike back. We do not forget.

Content Warnings: One mild scene of cutting for blood magic.

If Nor can’t spin gold, she can always spin lies.

When seventeen-year-old Nor rescues a captured faerie in the woods, he gifts her with a magical golden thread she can use to summon him for a favor. Instead, Nor uses it for a con—to convince villagers to buy straw that can be transformed into gold. Her trick works a little too well, attracting the suspicion of Prince Casper, who hates nobody more than a liar. Intent on punishing Nor, he demands that she spin a room of straw into gold and as her reward, he will marry her. Should she refuse or fail, the consequences will be dire.

You can find more about the book on: Goodreads|Amazon|B&N|Book Depository|Indiebound.

Bot aren’t the most dangerous creatures the beautiful ones?

It’s first time when I am reading a Rumpelstiltskin retelling. I love the original story so I was curious what will be the changes in this new version.

The first part of the book was pretty interesting. Nor sounded like a tough girl, smart, funny, with a big heart. She did everything for her brothers to survive without their parents. Also I liked that the author incorporated fairies in this version and I think she could have done the story a bit darker.

The second part of the book was a bit boring. After the main event (the spinning gold) everything else was not interesting as the first part. All I wanted was to finish the book faster. Hopefully the next book will be better because I wanna know how Nor and Casper’s relation will develop.

Thank you TBR and Beyond and Brandie June for my e-Arc in exchange for an honest review.

“Are you trying to become a hero?”

” Oh trust me,” I said with a laugh,”I am no one’s hero.”

Brandie June loves storytelling in all sorts of formats, whether she is marketing animated movies or writing fantasy novels. Most of her early life she was on stage or at least as close to the front row as she could get. Initially an actor, she got her B.A. in Theatre from UCLA and branched out into costume design and playwriting, eventually getting her M.B.A. Her first stand-alone play, a dark comedy about Oscar Wilde, premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival to a sold-out run and won the Encore Producers Award. As a writer, she is especially passionate about fantasy and mythology, has published several pieces in anthology, and is a recent finalist with The Writers of the Future Award. Her debut novel, Gold Spun, is a fresh retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin tale through the miller daughter’s POV. Except now the miller’s daughter is a con artist and Rumpelstiltskin is a mysterious faerie with a dark secret.

You can find more about the author on: Website|Twitter|Instagram|Goodreads|Facebook.

The lady in the mirror might be the type who would live in a folktale and marry a prince. But where was I?

Published by Bookishfairytail

I'm a busy mother who loves reading books while feeding the baby. You can find me on bookstagram and twitter with the same name.

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