Spindle by Shonna Slayton: Blog Tour + Giveaway: More Historical Than Fantasy, But Still A Cute Romance



Hey all, it’s Alexa, back with another Chapter by Chapter blog tour, this one for historical, Sleeping Beauty retelling Spindle by Shonna Slayton.


Publication Date: October 4, 2016

Publisher: Entangled Teen


In a world where fairies lurk and curses linger, love can bleed like the prick of a finger

Briar Rose knows her life will never be a fairy tale. She’s raising her siblings on her own, her wages at the spinning mill have been cut, and the boy she thought she had a future with has eyes for someone else. Most days it feels like her best friend, Henry Prince, is the only one in her corner…though with his endless flirty jokes, how can she ever take him seriously?

When a mysterious peddler offers her a “magic” spindle that could make her more money, sneaking it into the mill seems worth the risk. But then one by one, her fellow spinner girls come down with the mysterious sleeping sickness…and Briar’s not immune.

If Briar wants to save the girls—and herself—she’ll have to start believing in fairy tales…and in the power of a prince’s kiss.

Sounds pretty interesting, yeah? I didn’t write a full review for this tour, but, even though the beginning was more about the historical aspects of Briar’s world than the fairytale retelling and the spindle, I was pleased with the way it ended. Also, the romance in the last few chapters was absolutely adorable. 🙂

If you’d like to check it out for yourself, you can find Spindle on Amazon (UK and Canada links), Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, or the giveaway below.

About The Author of Spindle


SHONNA SLAYTON writes historical fairy tales for Entangled TEEN. Cinderella’s Dress and Cinderella’s Shoes, set in the 1940s are out now. Spindle, a Sleeping Beauty inspired tale set in the late 1800s, will be out October 2016.

She finds inspiration in reading vintage diaries written by teens, who despite using different slang, sound a lot like teenagers today. When not writing, Shonna enjoys amaretto lattes and spending time with her husband and children in Arizona.

The best way to keep in touch is by signing up for her monthly newsletter. She sends out behind-the-scenes info you can’t read anywhere else. Sign up is on the sidebar of her website Shonna Slayton

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~ Love, Alexa <3

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      You’re welcome! 😀

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