What do you get when you take a girl who’s not a fan of the newer fairy tales, and her favorite author gives her a unique take on fairy tales incorporating the macabre ones of days past? A novella that’s read in one sitting; a book that you won’t want to put down.
I could swoon all day about how great this book is, but there’s no need. Harrow’s previous work speaks for itself. We have a group of badass women caught in this seemingly impossible situation. I had no doubt things were going to go fantastically awry, and they did. With a touch of humor thrown in, A Spindle Splintered is an absolute delight to read.
A note: I confess that as a huge fan of Harrow, I’m terrible at reviewing her books. I get caught up in the story and forget to make notes. Every-single-time. So even though I’m a terrible reviewer, I cannot recommend her books enough.
About the Book:
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.