Language : English
Hardcover : 368 pages
ISBN-10 : 0744301661
ISBN-13 : 978-0744301663
“June shines in this retelling of Rumpelstiltskin . . . with memorable characters that will appeal to a broad range of fantasy readers.” —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
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.
I’ve always been on the fence with fairy tale retellings. Some I really don’t like, and some I love! Gold Spun falls into the latter category.
From the first paragraph I was intrigued, and couldn’t put it down. The pacing was fairly fast and I found the book to be a quick read. The world building is some of the best I’ve read in a while. Without giving you endless paragraphs on the layout of the Kingdom, the author sneaks the information to you seamlessly.
I love when books have different POV’s. I think it adds extra depth when you can see from two different people’s eyes. Elenora Molnar, Nor, is so very relatable to me – there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for the people I love. Prince Casper is still a bit of a mystery and I can’t wait to read more about him in the next book.
There are enough twists and turns that don’t exactly fall in line with the Rumpelstiltskin story, that made me thoroughly enjoy this book.