A big giant that you to NetGalley and Alix E. Harrow for letting me review this beautifully imaginative ARC. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was when my ARC request was approved for this book. I literally jumped up and down and yelled, YAY!!!! My husband looked over at me expectantly, waiting for me to tell him why I was dancing in the kitchen like it was Christmas morning and I just got a puppy. When my reply was “I got the book!! You know, the one I requested a few weeks ago!?!?!” he just stared at me for a moment before replying, “I was expecting a little more from that kind of reaction.”
He clearly just doesn’t get it!
Anyway, the anticipation is over and so is the book. Maybe because the book was so verrrrrrrryshort. However, that is not a deterrent all on its own.
Don’t get me wrong, the book was great, but when it ended I was left a little wanting. I LOVED THE STORY but it felt rushed. There could have been sooo much more to this story and the characters. It almost gave the impression that the author did not trust herself to really dive in, or that she was rushing through so she could publish.
The ending did leave it open for a possible book two though, which I 100% WILL READ! I would really like to see a love interest in book two more than anything. Our MC, Zinnia, is so fascinating all on her own that she needs an equally awesome love interest.
Overall, I gave this book a 4 star rating because I enjoyed it and the imagination was on point. By far my favorite retelling so far!
ThA Spindle Splintered was written by Alex E. Harrow. Check it out on Goodreads!