Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: A Spindle Splintered

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
 
Alix E. Harrow
Expected publication date: October 5, 2021
USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow's A Spindle Splintered brings her patented charm to a new version of a classic story.

"A vivid, subversive and feminist reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, where implacable destiny is no match for courage, sisterhood, stubbornness and a good working knowledge of fairy tales." ―Katherine Arden

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.
  - from Goodreads

I love a good retelling, and this sounds like a fun one!

24 comments:

  1. This does sound like fun -- and I'd like to know about Zinnia and Charm's friendship too!

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  2. I do find the take on this fairytale interesting. A bit different from the many others I have seen as well. Hope it's great!

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  3. I love fairy tale re-tellings
    Here is my Waiting on Wednesday
    https://twogirlsandtheirbookishlife.blogspot.com/2021/07/cant-wait-wednesday-family-plot-by.html

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  4. This sounds like such a cool retelling!

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  5. Gotta love retellings and this one sounds pretty unique I think!

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  6. Sounds like an interesting book. Happy reading!

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  7. Sounds intriguing. Hope you will enjoy it. Happy reading.

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  8. This does sound like a perfect retelling. I hope that you love it!

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  9. I love Harrow's books so I'm really excited for this one too!

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    1. I've never read this author before!

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    2. If you enjoy witchy reads, I highly recommend her last book, The Once and Future Witches. I loved that one.

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  10. You always pick the best retellings! Love the sound of this one!

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