Spindle's End by Robin McKinley
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I have really liked a couple of this author's books (Beauty and The Blue Sword). A couple of others I trudged through and were glad when the last page was read. This is the latter I'm afraid. A retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale....it was wordy and long and strange and long and a little boring....oh and LONG! I did like the beginning of the book and it saved it from getting only one star. It was downhill after about chapter 5 though. Of course, a normal person would have put the book down halfway through and moved on to greener pastures. Nope, not me. I am a finisher. I finish things. It's a blessing and a curse. Not only to I have to finish things I start, but I have an Alice in Wonderland complex which leaves me eternally curious as to the ending of a book if I do not finish. There are only a small smattering of books I have started and never finished, and those are because they were so bad I would have rather thrown up than finished them. This one....just a little dry heaving I guess. So, I finished it. It's love it or hate it with this author for me. You have been warned. Oh, and sorry about the TMI on the dry heaving.
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