Wednesday 23 February 2022

Gilded (Gilded #1) by Marissa Meyer - A review


"All magic comes at a price, but love was never part of the bargain . . ."

Gilded by Marissa Meyer is a YA Fantasy book that is also a retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale. It is also the first book in the Gilded duology (I believe). The book was published in November 2021.

I read it as part of the #btww read along on Instagram  and I really enjoyed it. It was dark and also whimsical and atmospheric.
The main character wasn't my favourite but that didn't stop me from liking the book. I liked how Marissa Meyer told her version of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale including some extra tales such as the Erlking. Even though I knew the story I really enjoyed it and was really surprised at some points. 
One thing that I didn't like was that it got pretty slow at some point in the middle and I believe that it could have been a little bit shorter.
I will of course read the sequel, Cursed, which will come out later in 2022.

Rating: 4 Stars

About the book: 

Cursed by the god of lies, a miller's daughter has developed a talent for storytelling - but are all of her tales as false as they appear?

When one of Serilda's stories draws the attention of the devastating Erlking, she finds herself swept away into a world of enchantment, where ghouls prowl the earth, and ravens track her every move. The king locks Serilda in a castle dungeon and orders her to spin straw into gold, or be killed for lying. In despair, Serilda unwittingly summons a mysterious young man to her aid. And he agrees to help her, for a price. But love wasn't meant to be part of the bargain.

A compulsive read, and as bewitchingly good as you'd expect from a YA bestselling author. You will stay up all night reading this.

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!

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