Content Warnings: One mild scene of cutting for blood magic.
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 Future Award. 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.
Hi all! I hope you follow along for the rest of this tour hosted by TBR & Beyond Tours, I want to thank them for the opportunity to be a part of it. I got so excited to read this book first because it’s a retelling which I have enjoyed a lot. Second, since it is a Rumplestilskin retelling, yes you read that right. I remember Rumplestilskin from Once Upon a Time, I won’t forget the show, it was so great!
I really enjoyed how fast paced this was, I love reading books that made me want to keep reading and wanting more. I also want to point out that I love how the author presented the world building to us, we learned as we go.
Elenora Molnar takes care of her three brothers, she does anything she can to feed them even if it’s lying, stealing, etc. She rescues a faerie in the woods, he gives her a magical gold thread that she can use to summon him as a favor in return. Instead of doing that, she uses it to convince villagers to buy it because it’ll transform into gold. Her trick catches the attention of Prince Casper, he hates liars. He demands that spin a room of straw into gold, if she does it, he will marry her. If she refuses or fails, there are consequences for her.
Even after finishing the book, I wanted more. I want to know more about the characters, the world building. I hope you can pick up a copy of this book and enjoy it as much as I did.