Reading slowed just a tad for me last week. I finished up Crying in H Mart the week prior and chose Spinning Silver for last week. The kids are finally closing out the school year, but we’re getting into our summer reading pile now, and let me tell you: we have some good stuff in store for summer reads. I have no doubt I’ll be reading more YA and middle-grade over the summer.Continue reading “This Week’s Reads: A Neil Gaiman Marathon including Stardust #AmReading #Books #NeilGaiman”
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Blurb: Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold.
When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk–grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh–Miryem’s fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. Set an impossible challenge by the nameless king, Miryem unwittingly spins a web that draws in a peasant girl, Wanda, and the unhappy daughter of a local lord who plots to wed his child to the dashing young tsar.
But Tsar Mirnatius is not what he seems. And the secret he hides threatens to consume the lands of humans and Staryk alike. Torn between deadly choices, Miryem and her two unlikely allies embark on a desperate quest that will take them to the limits of sacrifice, power, and love.Continue reading “Mini Book Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik #SpinningSilver #BookReview #RetellingReadingChallenge #Retelling”