A Spindle Splintered

A Spindle Splintered

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USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow's A Spindle Splintered brings her patented charm to a new version of a classic story. Featuring Arthur Rackham's original illustrations for The Sleeping Beauty, fractured and reimagined.

"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

It's Zinnia Gray's twenty-first 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 twenty-one.

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.

Author: Alix E. Harrow
Publisher: Tordotcom
Published: 10/05/2021
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.59h x 5.77w x 0.67d
ISBN: 9781250765352

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/12/2021
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2021
Booklist 08/20/2021
Library Journal 10/01/2021 pg. 64
School Library Journal 12/01/2021 pg. 100

About the Author
A former academic and adjunct, Alix E. Harrow is a Hugo-award winning writer living in Kentucky with her husband and their two semi-feral kids. She is the author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Once and Future Witches, and various short fiction. Find her on Twitter!