Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Spindle by Shonna Slayton



In a world where fairies lurk and curses linger, love can bleed like the prick of a finger




Spindle by Shonna Slayton
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Teen


Briar Rose knows her life will never be a fairy tale. She’s raising her siblings on her own, her wages at the spinning mill have been cut, and the boy she thought she had a future with has eyes for someone else. Most days it feels like her best friend, Henry Prince, is the only one in her corner…though with his endless flirty jokes, how can she ever take him seriously?
When a mysterious peddler offers her a “magic” spindle that could make her more money, sneaking it into the mill seems worth the risk. But then one by one, her fellow spinner girls come down with the mysterious sleeping sickness…and Briar’s not immune.

If Briar wants to save the girls—and herself—she’ll have to start believing in fairy tales…and in the power of a prince’s kiss.




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It is a difficult task to rewrite a fairy tale and make it even better than the original. To add in historical fact and create believable magical fiction takes true talent. This book has the best of those genres and more.  It is magic and romance and fantasy, all while dealing with difficulties of the actual times.
A story about loyalty, to family and to self, about friendship, even between people who think they have very little in common.  This is a wonderful tale to escape into.




SHONNA SLAYTON writes historical fairy tales for Entangled TEEN. Cinderella's Dress and Cinderella's Shoes, set in the 1940s are out now. Spindle, a Sleeping Beauty inspired tale set in the late 1800s, will be out October 2016.

She finds inspiration in reading vintage diaries written by teens, who despite using different slang, sound a lot like teenagers today. When not writing, Shonna enjoys amaretto lattes and spending time with her husband and children in Arizona.

The best way to keep in touch is by signing up for her monthly newsletter. She sends out behind-the-scenes info you can't read anywhere else. Sign up is on the sidebar of her website Shonna Slayton.



Author Website: http://shonnaslayton.com/





1 comment:

  1. Hi, Laura! Thanks for hosting a stop on the tour. You wrote a wonderful summary of the essence of the book :) Thank you!

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