About the Book:
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.
As a fan of retellings, I was really interested to find that this book was a Rumpelstiltskin retelling. There aren’t many, so it was exciting to see how the author would write this book. I am happy to say I was not disappointed.
This retelling was well written. I enjoyed how the retelling was done. It was unique and full of plot twists. It was fun to read and the book kept you hooked. My only disappointment with the story was that the middle was a bit boring. It was hard to keep reading and it didn’t feel like anything was happening. The middle did slow down the plot development in this book a bit. Other than that, the plot development was brilliantly done.
Character development was slow, and I felt some characters didn’t get developed much. However, other characters had been developed incredible well.
Overall, this book was an amazing retelling. I loved how the author changed up the story of Rumpelstiltskin and made it better. It did end in a cliffhanger, so I’m excited to see the sequel to this book. I would recommend this book to fans of the Lunar Chronicles and the book Fly with the Arrow
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