Review: Gold Spun by Brandie June
*Thank you to Camcat Publishing for sending me a review of this book in exchange for an honest review*
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.
My Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Let me begin by saying: I was totally enchanted by this novel, but now I NEED BOOK 2!!!
I fell in love with this story the moment I picked it up. I have been excited for this book for so long and my expectations were high. For once, I can say a book actually surpassed my expectations!
As a Rumpelstiltskin retelling, I did expect the story to be somewhat predictable, but surprisingly that was absolutely not the case. With romance, battles and fighting, this was such a unique retelling of the original story.
From the very first page, the story was fast-paced, intriguing and completely captivating. This was definitely one of those cases where I chose a book over sleep.
I've already recommended this book to so many people I know would love it, so if you're a fan of fantasy, fairytale retellings, fae, love triangles, the 'fake dating' trope, enemies to lovers that involves actual daggers, and the 'kingdomcore'/ 'royaltycore' tropes, I would absolutely check this out.
A serious 'well done' to Brandie June for this fantastic novel!