Gilded by Marissa Meyer

Q: What book are you excited for today? There are a lot of books publishing today!
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Gilded
Marissa Meyer
Pub Date – 11/2/21 – Happy Pub Day!
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I have enjoyed every Marissa Meyer book I’ve read and this one is a bit darker though it’s still in the YA cat. I’m so silly I thought this was a standalone πŸ˜‚ so excited when I get to the end and there is so much left in this adventure. I was delighted and in horror when I got to the cliffhanger lol. What am I kidding I love a good wind up to the next book. Reel you in and leaving you wanting more! ✨

This is a Rumpelstiltskin retelling and I’m not familiar with Serilda, the Erlking and Gild. But I want more! It might even be multiple stories combined.

Serilda hears noises during a full moon and finds herself in the company of the wild hunt and the Erlking. She is already an outcast able to spin the most outlandish stories which she does for him. She insists she has the gifts from a god to spin straw into gold.

This tale brings him back and her to his castle where she must prove it. That’s where it starts to get interesting and we meet Gild.

I’m so used to an ugly little Rumplestiltskin so this was an interesting change πŸ˜‰

Each new visit to the castle during the subsequent full moons to use the gift, left clues to the past of this town and how to possibly defeat him and deceive him.

Serilda’s gift of stories was amazing I loved all the stories she told throughout especially the story of the castle. She is finding her place in this world since she doesn’t quite fit in with her village she gets blamed for everything bad that happens. She seems to know all the stories even if no one else knows due to a curse.. Ok I just love that for some reason.

Thank you macmillanusa and netgalley for the e-ARC for the honest and voluntary review.

Synopsis:

Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times-bestselling author, returns to the fairytale world with this haunting retelling of Rumpelstiltskin.

Long ago cursed by the god of lies, a poor miller’s daughter has developed a talent for spinning stories that are fantastical and spellbinding and entirely untrue.

Or so everyone believes.

When one of Serilda’s outlandish tales draws the attention of the sinister Erlking and his undead hunters, she finds herself swept away into a grim world where ghouls and phantoms prowl the earth and hollow-eyed ravens track her every move. The king orders Serilda to complete the impossible task of spinning straw into gold, or be killed for telling falsehoods. In her desperation, Serilda unwittingly summons a mysterious boy to her aid. He agrees to help her… for a price. Love isn’t meant to be part of the bargain.

Soon Serilda realizes that there is more than one secret hidden in the castle walls, including an ancient curse that must be broken if she hopes to end the tyranny of the king and his wild hunt forever.

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