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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #3: THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE by Neil Gaiman (YA)

TEASER TUESDAYS is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading...
This is where we get to share a little snippet of what we are reading! 

Illustrated by Chris Riddell
UK/AUS Release date: October 23rd, 2014 by Bloomsbury
Genre: Young Adult Fairytale Retelling
Format: Hardcover, eBook
Format read: Hardcover


A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish. 
On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. 

This queen will decide her own future – and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. 

Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents.

Lavishly produced, packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift.


"... And brave men," continued the pot-girl. "Aye, and brave women too, they say, have attempted to travel to the Forest of Acaire, to the castle at its heart, to wake the princess, and, in waking her, to wake all the sleepers, but each and every one of those heroes ended their lives lost in the forest, murdered by bandits, or impaled upon the thorns of the rose bushes that encircle the castle-"

~ The Sleeper and the Spindle, page 16

She went to sleep that night in a hayrick, in a meadow, with the dwarfs around her, wondering if she would ever wake to see another morning.

~ The Sleeper and the Spindle, page 28

What's your tease this week???


  1. I've yet to read something by Neil Gaiman but I love twists on fairytales so I think I'll be adding this to my TBR!

    Here's a link to my TT, taken from Amanda DeWees' Nocturne of a Widow:


  2. Oh man, do I wish to get my hands on this book. Great teasers!
    My TT

  3. I don't know if I'd read this one but the author is wonderful.

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/01/20/teaser-tuesdays-98-in-too-deep/


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