Blog Tour Review: Gold Spun

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Gold Spun
Brandie June

Young Adult Fantasy
Published June 8, 2021
Content Warnings: One mild scene of cutting for blood magic.

If Nor can’t spin gold, she can always spin lies. When seventeen-year-old Nor rescues a captured faerie in the woods, he gifts her with a magical golden thread she can use to summon him for a favor. Instead, Nor uses it for a con—to convince villagers to buy straw that can be transformed into gold. Her trick works a little too well, attracting the suspicion of Prince Casper, who hates nobody more than a liar. Intent on punishing Nor, he demands that she spin a room of straw into gold and as her reward, he will marry her. Should she refuse or fail, the consequences will be dire.

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My Review:

I love fairy tale retellings, perhaps you can blame my obsession with the TV show Upon a Time. I’ve read a few different ones this past year and was really excited to jump into Gold Spun. Who wouldn’t want to read a fresh take on the classic Rumpelstiltskin through the millers daughters eyes!?

I’m so glad I picked up this book, Brandie June does such an amazing and fun retelling it is clear she has a passion for fantasy and she really writes a beautiful story. I personally really liked the characters from our quirky main character Nor to the tricky little faeries.

Gold Spun is a fun read and a definite must read for any fantasy lover that enjoys a new spin on classic tales.

About the Author: 

 Brandie June loves storytelling in all sorts of formats, whether she is marketing animated movies or writing fantasy novels. Most of her early life she was on stage or at least as close to the front row as she could get. Initially an actor, she got her B.A. in Theatre from UCLA and branched out into costume design and playwriting, eventually getting her M.B.A. Her first stand-alone play, a dark comedy about Oscar Wilde, premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival to a sold-out run and won the Encore Producers Award. As a writer, she is especially passionate about fantasy and mythology, has published several pieces in anthology, and is a recent finalist with The Writers of the FutureAward. Her debut novel, Gold Spun, is a fresh retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin tale through the miller daughter’s POV. Except now the miller’s daughter is a con artist and Rumpelstiltskin is a mysterious faerie with a dark secret.

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