Can’t Wait Wednesday – Naomi Novik’s SPINNING SILVER


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is SPINNING SILVER by Naomi Novik.  I’ve not read anything by Novik before, although I’m constantly hearing great things about her novel Uprooted.  As most of you know, I’m kind of obsessed with retellings and I’ve never read a Rumplestilskin retellng before so reading the synopsis for Spinning Silver has me all kinds of excited!  (And look at that amazing cover too!) I also just picked up a copy of Uprooted because the e-book is on sale at Amazon so I’m all the more excited to dive into Novik’s stories.



Publication Date:  July 10, 2018



From Goodreads:

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.


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

36 replies
  1. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    Retelling are such a thing now but this is the first I’ve seen of a Rumplestilskin retelling. Pretty unique. And this looks like it’s a stand-alone? Totally rare for a YA fantasy! (I’m currently feeling series burn-out, can you tell? 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed Uprooted. It sounds so good that I just couldn’t resist buying it this week when I saw Amazon had it on sale.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Ugh, that’s a bummer about the narrator on the Uprooted audiobook. Narrators can really make or break an audiobook. I think I’ll just be sticking with the ebook.

  2. Jordan Rose
    Jordan Rose says:

    I loved Spinning Silver! I was really excited about a Rumpelstiltskin retelling as well, and I think it was executed wonderfully, super magical. I hope you like it and Uprooted as well when you read them!

  3. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    Ooo… I love the sound of this one. I really enjoy her writing – particularly Uprooted! So I am waiting to see if I will get lucky and an approval for this book… This is definitely going on my wishlist.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m really glad to hear that you enjoyed Uprooted. I’m waiting to see if I get approved for Spinning Silver as well. Thankfully it’s not a long wait to read it if I don’t.

  4. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    I havn’t seen a Rumpelstilskin retelling before either! … i also think i definitely need to onow more about this author’s other work!

  5. Lily
    Lily says:

    the cover for this is gorgeous and the book itself seems wonderful, I really need to read her first book maybe this fall

  6. Greg
    Greg says:

    This does look good. I haven’t read Novik yet either but her stuff’s supposed to be pretty good I guess! Uprooted gets a lot of raves!

  7. Di @ Book Reviews by Di
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    Yaaassss! I LOVED Uprooted. Really loved it. And I’m so excited about this one! I’ve started the Temeraire series but only got through the first two books so far. I really need to find time to get back to that!

    I hope you enjoy Uprooted as much as I did!

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