Spindle by Shonna Slayton
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Teen
In a world where fairies lurk and curses linger, love can bleed like the prick of a finger…
Briar Rose knows her life will never be a fairy tale. She’s raising her siblings on her own, her wages at the spinning mill have been cut, and the boy she thought she had a future with has eyes for someone else. Most days it feels like her best friend, Henry Prince, is the only one in her corner…though with his endless flirty jokes, how can she ever take him seriously?
When a mysterious peddler offers her a “magic” spindle that could make her more money, sneaking it into the mill seems worth the risk. But then one by one, her fellow spinner girls come down with the mysterious sleeping sickness…and Briar’s not immune.
If Briar wants to save the girls—and herself—she’ll have to start believing in fairy tales…and in the power of a prince’s kiss.
About the author
SHONNA SLAYTON writes historical fairy tales for Entangled TEEN. Cinderella's Dress and Cinderella's Shoes, set in the 1940s are out now. Spindle, a Sleeping Beauty inspired tale set in the late 1800s, will be out October 2016.
She finds inspiration in reading vintage diaries written by teens, who despite using different slang, sound a lot like teenagers today. When not writing, Shonna enjoys amaretto lattes and spending time with her husband and children in Arizona.
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Dream cast for the book and why did you choose those actors?
Since I’m more of a book person than a movie person, I thought I’d tackle this challenge by filling my dream cast with literary characters. These are characters that I think share certain traits with my characters so that they would be able to act the role well.
Briar (main character; in charge of caring for her siblings): Katniss from the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins—Briar is by no means a warrior-type character, but Katniss could fill this main character’s role because she knows how to survive despite hardship, and she also had to take responsibility for her family. She would be able to relate to Briar and deliver a convincing performance. The director would just have to hide her bow and arrows. (This is NOT a shoot ‘em up kind of book.)
Henry (boy next door; loves Briar): Tom Sawyer from Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. I think he would do a good job as a boy next door. I hope. Tom Sawyer is unpredictable, but, as it turns, out, so is Henry.
Wheeler (ex-sweetheart; somewhat clueless kind of guy): Moody Spurgeon from Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery.
Mim (Briar’s roommate; plans to marry rich): Nellie from Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. She appreciates the finer things in life, so as long as she could maintain a smile, she’d play Mim nicely.
Ethel (Briar’s roommate; serious about everything): Hermione from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling—she would study the role and be able to handle the nuances of Ethel’s character.
Pansy (Briar’s younger sister): Sara Crewe from The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. She has the right temperament for Pansy’s sweet spirit.
Benny (Briar’s younger brother; a twin; rambunctious): Alexander from Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst.
Jack (Benny’s twin; equally rambunctious): Fudge from Tales of a Forth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume.
October 3-14, 2016
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Amazon Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Spindle-Shonna-Slayton/dp/1633754936
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iBooks Buy Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/spindle/id1088816911
Kobo Buy Link: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/spindle-4
Entangled Publishing: http://entangledpublishing.com/spindle/
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· One (1) winner will receive signed copies of Cinderella’s Dress and Cinderella’s Shoes (US and Canada)