Are you clueless about the next Fantasy novel to read? Would you like to get A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow Audiobook Free? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place! A Spindle Splintered Epub is a 2021 fantasy novel by Alix E. Harrow. It is the first book in the Fractured Fables novel. A Spindle Splintered is a fantasy, fairy tale story about a young woman’s coming of age in a world of magic, intrigue and war. A vivid, subversive and feminist reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, a book you shouldn’t miss for anything.
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A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow Audiobook Free Download Details
- Book Title: A Spindle Splintered Audiobook
- Author: Alix E. Harrow
- Published: October 5, 2021
- Series: Fractured Fables #1
- Followed By: A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow Audiobook
- ISBN: 9781250765369
- Goodreads Link: A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow
- Formats: Mp3
- Size: 190 MB
- Genre: Fantasy, Retellings, Fiction, Adult, Novella, LGBT, Fairy Tales, Feminism, Short Stories
- Language: English
- File Status: Available
- Price: $0
A Spindle Splintered Audio Book Summary
USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow’s A Spindle Splintered brings her patented charm to a new version of a classic story. Featuring Arthur Rackham’s original illustrations for The Sleeping Beauty, fractured and reimagined.
“A vivid, subversive and feminist reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, where implacable destiny is no match for courage, sisterhood, stubbornness and a good working knowledge of fairy tales.” —Katherine Arden
It’s Zinnia Gray’s twenty-first birthday, which is extra-special because it’s the last birthday she’ll ever have. When she was young, an industrial accident left Zinnia with a rare condition. Not much is known about her illness, just that no-one has lived past twenty-one.
Her best friend Charm is intent on making Zinnia’s last birthday special with a full sleeping beauty experience, complete with a tower and a spinning wheel. But when Zinnia pricks her finger, something strange and unexpected happens, and she finds herself falling through worlds, with another sleeping beauty, just as desperate to escape her fate.
A Spindle Splintered Book Review
This is a wonderful novella–a “fractured” re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty story with a modern-day twist. I’m shocked at how much I enjoyed this book, because I’m definitely not much into this genre, but Harrow gives the perfect feminist, lesbian-affirming twist to the tale.
Zinnia Gray is turning 21 and knows she’s living on borrowed time. Afflicted with a disease that causes protein deposits to build up in her organs, she knows her life is short. Her lifelong obsession with all Sleeping Beauty-related stories spurs her best friend Charmaine to organize an epic Sleeping Beauty themed 21st birthday party in “the highest tower in the land” (the guard tower of a defunct penitentiary), complete with a spinning wheel on which Zin pricks her finger.
Zin is transported to another dimension, a fairy-tale world with a perfect princess, Primrose, whom Zin knows she needs to save because she knows what’s ahead for Primrose. But the events that follow aren’t like any fairy tale Zin has ever read, and who knows what might happen to provide a happily ever after?
This tale is fast-paced and creatively told. I was rooting for the best outcome for all involved, and Harrow delivered that for me. There’s a great deal of sarcastic humour throughout and I’m all for that! There are surprises around every corner, and I just loved the directions and twists the author took in her writing of this tale. The characters are unique and fun, and the dual timelines? dimensions? are also totally unexpected and fun.
I listened to this as an audiobook and Amy Landon’s narration is fantastic. She provides the perfect voice for Zin and I believe helped me to be even more invested in the story than if I had read it on the page. This is the first book in the Fractured Fables series, and I can’t wait to see what happens to Zin and the crew in the next instalment.