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"A vivid, subversive and feminist reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, where implacable destiny is no match for courage, sisterhood, stubbornness and a good working knowledge of fairy tales." (Katherine Arden, author of the Winternight trilogy)

USA Today best-selling author Alix E. Harrow's A Spindle Splintered brings her patented charm to a new version of a classic story.

It's Zinnia Gray's 21st 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 21.

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.

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ANOTHER

Alix E. Harrow can do no literary wrong. This book, I like like it." *throws book on the ground* ANOTHER!"

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best easter egg meme drop in decades.

no actual surprises, but that just means the story makes sense and is satisfying to its own rules. (MCU, GOT, Dr Who, I'm glaring at you...)

But "They're lesbians, Harold" legit killed me.

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Not the Best but Not the Worst

A.E.H. is an amazing writer and her characters usually have more depth and better backstories than the ones in this book, and for whatever reason it felt rushed. The heroin came off as ditzy and sort of dumb, but I think that had more to do with the narrator, although she did use some funny voices for various characters. Will still listen to Harrows “Mended Mirrors” when it’s released, but I’ll be totally disappointed if it’s like this one.