Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Spinning Silver

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 br...

Details Spinning Silver

TitleSpinning Silver
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
PublisherDel Rey
GenreFantasy, Retellings, Fiction, Adult

Reviews Spinning Silver

  • 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 tree people. There’s no wooden Kasia or royal orphans or upstart wizards. There are awesome some-other-kind-of-people who may or may not be wintery in origin. And a not-so-awesome demon. And not one, not two, but THREE new heroines, all hampered by...
  • Lisa
    A top fantasy of the year.Novik returns to the world of Uprooted but with a completely new story and characters. The author has a way of making every character powerful and important in their own right, and she wove 6 distinct perspectives together to weave a memorable and beautiful tale.The slow burn romance is real, my friends. It is slow, but it is WORTH IT.Don't miss this one!!
  • Kelsea
    EDIT: A friend who has an e-ARC said they've added icons that indicate whose POV you're reading in each scene, so that might mitigate the confusion over POVs that I mention below. :)*********************************************Beautiful, dreamy writing reminiscent of Uprooted and Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale. Love the fairytale-like story; the retelling events were cleverly incorporated.Certain parts of the book were incredibl...
  • Misty
    Welp. I loved every goddamn minute of this.Review to come.
  • J.A. Ironside
    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is easily one of my top reads of the year. As soon as I'd finished I just wanted to start all over again. I was late coming to 'Uprooted' but loved it once I read it. Spinning Silver is even better imo. That said I can see it's not going to be for everyone. The very things that make me love it so much are probably going to put others off. For one thing this is not a linear story. It ...
  • Nanna
    oh my goodness. how can i even start? i cant possibly describe how much i loved this book. how strong each character was. how wonderfully powerful this book was!! i loved it from the very first page to the very last sentence (THAT LAST SENTENCE!) i don’t think i’ve ever been this happy for fictional characters. Naomi Novik truly outdid herself. favorite new novel!there were so many parts that made me want to cry and emotional. i also found th...
  • Alina
    +4★Intended seemingly as a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, it gets far from the original, but the writing is magical, the female lead is strong and clever and cunning, and it has good teachings.
  • Emily A. Duncan
    What a wholly masterful and satisfying book.
  • Annemieke / A Dance with Books
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. One of the most anticipated books of the year has to be Spinning Silver. After loving Uprooted so much I really needed to read this. And I didn’t end up loving this as much but Spinning Silver is still a great piece of written fairytale retelling. As you might have guessed from the title this is a loose retelling of Rumpelstilskin. Inspired more like ...
  • Christine Spoors
    I still can't believe I was lucky enough to receive an early copy of this book, I absolutely loved it. Novik's previous book Uprooted, which I also loved, was inspired by her Polish mother whereas Spinning Silver was inspired by her father's side of the family, Lithuanian Jews who had to flee to communist Russia.We get multiple POV's in this book including Miryem, a Jew who takes over the family's money lending business, and Wanda, a poor girl tr...