Oct 24, 2010

#187 - "The Sevenfold Spell" by Tia Nevitt

Have you ever wondered what happens to the other people in the fairy tale?

Things look grim for Talia and her mother. By royal proclamation, the constables and those annoying “good” fairies have taken away their livelihood by confiscating their spinning wheel. Something to do with a curse on the princess, they said.
Not every young lady has a fairy godmother rushing to her rescue.

Without the promise of an income from spinning, Talia’s prospects for marriage disappear, and she and her mother face destitution. Past caring about breaking an arbitrary and cruel law, rebellious Talia determines to build a new spinning wheel, the only one in the nation, which plays right into the evil fairy’s diabolical plan. Talia discovers that finding a happy ending requires sacrifice. But is it a sacrifice she’s willing to make?
My rating: 4 of 5
My thoughts on the book:
This is adult retelling of Sleeping Beauty! It was really fun, with interesting twist on the story. We follow Talia's life & how the curse on the princess influenced on her life! I have to admit that the first part of the story was ok & I liked it, but I wasn't too crazy about it, but after that, when some of the events start to unravel, it was just so much fun & funny, actually hilarious & I loved it! Of course, I than knew why the story at the beginning developed like it did. In the end, the book was sweet & I was happy with the ending! If you like retellings, I highly recommend it!



  1. Great review. This cover keeps grabbing my attention.

  2. Thanks for sticking with my little story to see why I set things up the way I did. Loved this review!