Tuesday, March 13, 2012

2012 book 76

Robin McKinley's Spindle's End
I went through a HUGE McKinley phase in middle school after reading Beauty for class, but this was published long after she was totally off my radar. Which is a shame, b/c I could have read this retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story--which bears little resemblance to the original and is full of really interesting women characters, particularly fairy Katriona, and animal characters--years ago! I had mixed feelings about the somewhat anti-climactic (and somewhat too easy) ending, but enjoyed the characters so much that I loved this book anyway. A-.


ahartsell said...

I loved Beauty in middle school! Have you read her vampire book Sunshine? It's pretty good.

Alicia K. said...

I honestly can't remember if I have, and only a few of her books are available for Kindle (mostly the ones about dragons, meh). I've heard great things about Sunshine and really want to get it! Beauty too, for that matter.