I love fairy tales and fairy tale retellings are fun to read. I recently found The Spinner and the Slipper, a retelling that combines Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin, with a little flare of Shakespeare. How cool is that?
From the back of the book:
A Romantic Retelling of “Rumpelstiltskin” and “Cinderella.” Eliana, a humble miller’s daughter, never sought the king’s attention. Now her stepmother’s thoughtless lie has placed her in danger, for if Eliana cannot spin a roomful of straw into gold by dawn, the greedy king will order her execution. One glimmer of hope lights this dire situation when a mysterious stranger magically appears in Eliana’s prison cell. A series of bargains might be enough to secure Eliana’s freedom. But unfriendly powers observe the doings of faeries and mortals alike. Can Eliana and her nameless champion surmount the odds piling up against them . . . even the wrath of mighty King Oberon himself?
Characters 5/5 ~ Good characters that are believable and that you can fall in love with.
Plot 5/5 ~ I loved this book. It’s a sweet retelling and I loved how Eliana got her glass slippers. The plot made sense and flowed smoothly.
Want to read/ability: 5/5 ~ I read this book in a day and a half. 🙂
Bad Language: ~ None
Inappropriate Content: ~ None
Overall rating: 5/5