Fairytale & Folklore Spotlight (4/21/22)

This fairytale and folklore spotlight is sure to bring the magic, from the story of a convent-raised woman who sets off to save her sister from her marriage to an abusive prince, to a queer Arthurian retelling about an unlikely hero who makes her way to the Camelot-inspired King’s court.

NETTLE & BONE BY T. KINGFISHER

3 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick!

“Blending fairy-tale familiarity and common-sense characters, Kingfisher’s prose balances grim circumstances with humor and heart. Readers of Alix E. Harrow’s A SPINDLE SPLINTERED and Melissa Albert’s THE HAZEL WOOD series should pick this up immediately.”–Library Journal, starred review

“[T]he characters of the main party are lovable and easy to root for, and seeing how the next happily-ever-after trope will be subverted is a big part of the fun. Highly recommended for fans of fractured fables like Naomi Novik’s UPROOTED (2015) and Helen Oyeyemi’s GINGERBREAD (2019).”–Booklist, starred review

“Deeply satisfying and darkly funny feminist fairytale… At its heart a story of good people doing their best to make the unjust world a fairer place, this marvelous romp will delight Kingfisher’s fans and fairytale lovers alike.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

SPEAR BY NICOLA GRIFFITH

An Indie Next pick!

“This fresh, emotionally immediate queer spin on the medieval tale of Percival and the Holy Grail reaffirms Griffith (SO LUCKY) as a consummate storyteller… Steeped in period texture that brings remote history fully into the present, and lushly illustrated by Rovina Cai (THE SEVENTH RAVEN), this tale of destiny, belonging, and home is a genuine pleasure.”–Publishers Weekly

NETTLE & BONE by T. Kingfisher; 9781250244048; 4/26/22.
SPEAR by Nicola Griffith; 9781250819321; available now.

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