On My Shelf - Gilded
I really enjoy Marissa Meyer. Her retelling of fairytales in the Cinder series is masterful, so when Gilded was announced, I preordered it asap.
This book was good! The characters felt authentic and the premise was a great mix of everything I like in fantasy books.
I also really enjoyed the idea of a girl who was blessed, or I guess cursed, with the ability to tell stories.
As a retelling of rumplestiltzkin, I felt it was more interesting than the original tale, which isnt too hard to do. The romance did not feel forced, and the biggest complaint that I have is it ended too soon. The "twist" was something I guess in the midpoint of the book, unfortunate, but maybe it comes from knowing how a proper twist should be set up, I can spot all the early tell tale foreboding.
Gilded was one of the better reads I've read lately and I'm excited for the next in the series.
4.5 / 5 stars