Spinning Silver

Spinning Silver Review

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed--and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.

But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth--especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.

Title:Spinning Silver
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Emily May

    Because that's what the story is really about: getting out of paying your debts. There is just something about Novik's fairy tales. Something magical, atmospheric and utterly charming. I didn't like ...

  • Em

    I'm officially giving up personhood to become the ghost of a tormented poet in love with melancholy who sits on patches of moss in the moors and recites bad poetry about how amazing this book is!I lov...

  • Melanie

    ARC provided by Dey Rey in exchange for an honest review. “Bring me the winter king, and I will make you a summer queen.” Spinning Silver is one of the best books I’ve read all year. I loved t...

  • Bookdragon Sean

    This novel is pure escapism; it is enchanting, mystical and, most importantly, a fantastic piece of writing. I loved it. It’s the best book I’ve this year so far. Go read it!I’m a critic but I f...

  • Jessica ? ? Silverbow ? ? Rabid Reads-no-more

    4.5 starsI’m. Just. SO. Happy.This is completely different from UPROOTED. Kind of. It’s still a fairytale-like story, but it’s wholly unrelated to the Dragon and Agnieszka. There are no awesome ...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    All the stars!! Seriously, go read this book right now! Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:It’s not often that I end a novel in awe of characters, the world-building, and the depth and comple...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    No one freak out, but I just thoroughly enjoyed a fantasy book 😍 this was so immersive and well written and I liked it a heckin’ ton! ...

  • destiny ? [howling libraries]

    I’ve had Naomi Novik’s work on my reading list for a long time, but this was my first time picking up anything by her. I loved the Rumpelstiltskin story as a child, so when I heard that she was wr...

  • Helena ? FC

    “I am not your subject or your servant, and if you want a cowering mouse for a wife, go find someone else who can turn silver to gold for you.” This was a buddy read with my elvish friend, Maic...

  • Hamad

    DNF @25%I was so excited for this book because I wanted to read a book by Naomi for so long now. Uprooted is one of the oldest books in my TBR. I didn't know the tale of Rumpelstiltskin so I read it b...