Spinning Silver

  • Type: Books
  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Recommended by: Eyal S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780399180989
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The coolest* take on Rumpelstiltskin I’ve seen in a long time.

Like Novik’s previous work, Uprooted, this book takes familiar fairytale conventions, sets them in a vaguely Eastern European/Russian setting and fills them with awesome female characters. When Miryem takes over her father’s moneylending business, her skill in turning silver into gold catches the attention of the otherworldly Staryk king, pulling her into a tangled mess of court politics, demons and worse.
*that line will be hilarious once you read the book. Trust me.