Future Reads: Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley #Books #TBR #Fantasy #SpindlesEnd

There are plenty of books on my TBR that I’m looking forward to reading. I decided to share them as “Future Reads” every once in a while because it’s fun to look ahead. These are books I plan to read this year. Maybe you might want to add some of these books to your TBR as well!

Today’s share is:

Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley

Why this book?
Beauty is the only book I’ve read by Robin McKinley, and it inspired me to look into some of her other works, including Spindle’s End. The writing in Beauty and the way she made it her own is what captured me. There were some things I didn’t love about it, but it was still an enjoyable read for the retelling challenge.

I’ve had Spindles’s End on my list for some time. Fairy tales, folktales, and retellings are always on my radar. Even the cover caught my eye! I recently found a first edition, hardcover copy on eBay for a reasonable price.

Some friends on Goodreads rated this as low as two stars, but I’m still hopeful it will be an enjoyable read.

Blurb:

All the creatures of the forest and field and riverbank knew the infant was special. She was the princess, spirited away from the evil fairy Pernicia on her name-day. But the curse was cast: Rosie was fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a poisoned sleep-a slumber from which no one would be able to rouse her.

In the tradition of Beauty and Rose Daughter, Robin McKinley “lends a fresh perspective to a classic fairy tale, developing the story of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ into a richly imagined, vividly depicted novel.”

Book details:

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ G. P. Putnam’s Sons; 1St edition (May 22, 2000)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 422 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0399234667
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0399234668

Have you read anything by Robin McKinley? Do you have any recommendations? Let’s chat!

❤️ Mischenko

Book Haul: Gallant – The Overnight Guest – Klara and the Sun and more #BookHaul #Books #Barnes&Noble #Fiction

Hello, friends! Are you all ready for the weekend? This week was fairly low-stress for me, but it was still busy as usual. I’m looking forward to kicking back and catching up on some reading this weekend.

Today I have a book haul that I strictly purchased for myself. Two of these books I’ve had on my list for some time. The others were either books I found on blogs or those that were recommended to me. These were all purchased in-store at Barnes and Noble.

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YA Book Haul #BookHaul #YAbooks #Books #Barnes&Noble #Fiction #YoungAdult

Hello, friends! Hopefully everyone is having a good week so far. I have a couple book hauls to share this week. This young adult book haul is a group of books for my oldest daughter and me to read. One is a middle-grade book I sneaked in for my other kids. Lets get to it.

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Book Review: The Wish by Nicholas Sparks #TheWish #BookReview #NicholasSparks

The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

Blurb:

1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . until she meets Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. Handsome, genuine, and newly admitted to West Point, Bryce gradually shows her how much there is to love about the wind-swept beach town—and introduces her to photography, a passion that will define the rest of her life.

By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. She splits her time between running a successful gallery in New York and photographing remote locations around the world. But this year she is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant, she finds herself becoming close to him.

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