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A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables) (edició 2021)
de Alix E. Harrow (Autor)
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From the very first paragraphs I was sucked in to this story, and I did not want to let it go. It has fairy tale retellings, fantasy logic, crossing the multiverse, and coming of age stories. ( )
when fairy tales, folklore scholarship, and a contemporary perspective collide, something has to give, and it's not gonna be the princesses, Sleeping Beauties though they may be. the Arthur Rackham internal illustrations adopt the negative-silhouette style, which fits right into the novella's narrative as a nicely witty touch, too.
Meta-tale about Sleeping Beauty. A dying girl has the chance to enter the fairy-tale multiverse and save a princess.
So much emotional goodness in such a tiny little package.
I swooned at every aspect of this story. From the sick-kid start, to the happily ever after fairy tale-esk tone of it. Accepting family rep, ride or die friendship rep—all of it was perfection. I loved the way this retelling took the source material and wove it throughout to make a new tale. It paid homage while pointing out the flaws in the best way possible. Toss in a little science and you've got a adventure fit for any Sleeping Beauty enthusiast. (No, you don't need to be familiar with any of the source material to enjoy this story.) Not to mention the lesbian rep. ugh. This novella is soo good.
With a terminally ill child in our household it definitely cut deeper. Alix E. Harrow is one of my favorite authors, and this book is another must read with it's poetic word choices, and life themes woven into it. I am so excited to see where the next installment will take us.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves retellings, and enjoys stories where the heroine takes control of their own destiny.
The writing is taut and emotionally controlled for a dying girl has a fairy tale adventure story. Zinnia is able to both handle herself and see beyond herself as she confronts the gross unfairness which classic fiction displays and deplores.
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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 ArdenIt'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.
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)813.6 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
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