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The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
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really liked it
bookshelves: read-2020, retelling

This is the best sort of fairytale retelling! It's like you know the old story of Sleep Beauty, but this takes you around to a side door and lets you peer through a stained-glass window and the view is ALL different from this angle. Familiar. But fresh. I loved it. Also it gay 😌and I have to say, if there's anything to take away from a fairy tale, it should be this: girls can wear armour and run away from their weddings to boring princes if they want to. I also loved the twist at the end, it isn't as simple as you'd think, when the queen kisses the princess to wake her...

Best of all it makes me want a WHOLE book for this.

I also adored the illustrations! They're all black-and-white, spidery line drawings, that just had such emotion in each sketch. They absolutely carried the mood of the story and I couldn't love them more. It fits SO well. Half in love with the queen and her valiant frown now too :')
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“I like stories where women save themselves.”
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Reading Progress

March 20, 2020 – Started Reading
March 20, 2020 – Shelved
March 21, 2020 – Shelved as: read-2020
March 21, 2020 – Shelved as: retelling
March 21, 2020 – Finished Reading

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Brianna Silva Ah I really enjoyed this one too 😊

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