Title: The Severed Thread (The Bone Spindle #2)
Author: Leslie Vedder (she/her)
Genre/s and Tags: Fantasy, Young Adult, LGBTQ+, Queer, Retellings, Romance
Which threads of fate will hold—and which will break?
Clever, bookish Fi and her brash, ax-wielding partner Shane are back in this action packed sequel to the bestselling The Bone Spindle, the gender-flipped Sleeping Beauty retelling, perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and The Cruel Prince.
Fi has awakened the sleeping prince, but the battle for Andar is far from over. The Spindle Witch, the Witch Hunters, and Fi’s own Butterfly Curse all stand between them and happily ever after.
Shane has her partner’s back. But she’s in for the fight of her life against Red, the right hand of the Spindle Witch who she’s also, foolishly, hellbent on saving.
Briar Rose would do anything to restore his kingdom. But there’s a darkness creeping inside him—a sinister bond to the Spindle Witch he can’t escape.
All hopes of restoring Andar rest on deciphering a mysterious book code, finding the hidden city of the last Witches, and uncovering a secret lost for centuries—one that just might hold the key to the Spindle Witch’s defeat. If they can all survive that long…
Set in a world of twisted fairytales, The Severed Thread combines lost ruins, ride-or-die friendships, and heart-pounding romance
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Thank you to TBR & Beyond Tours and Penguin Teen for an eARC and finished hardcover in exchange for an honest review and promotion. All opinions are my own.
I loved this sequel!! I wish I didn’t have to wait so long for book three. I’m ready for it right now. Also Shane needs to rest after the MULTIPLE beatings she went through in this book. Seriously, girl needs many ice packs.
If you know me, you know I love fairytale retellings. The severed thread was no exception! I really loved this sequel. It’s completely full of adventure, a little bit a mystery and a whole lot of violence 🤣. Shane doesn’t catch a break in this one and I need her to spend at least a week in an infirmary on bed rest/healing 😂.
I really loved getting to know our characters even more. Shane & Fi’s partnership is definitely one of my favorite parts of the series. I love how much these two care for each other. We also see the romantic relationships deepen between the characters. I love these pairings so much. Red really grew on me in this one and I need the finale IMMEDIATELY!
Rep: white cis female MC with PTSD and anxiety, white lesbian cis female MC, sapphic female side character, vegetarian male side character, achillean BIPOC cis male side character, queer-normative world.
CWs: Blood, fire, gaslighting, injury/injury detail, mental illness (PTSD/anxiety), prejudice against witches, toxic relationship (past one), violence, kidnapping. Moderate: past mentions of emotional abuse, past child abuse, past familial estrangement (side character), confinement, cave collapse, sexism, misogyny.
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About the Author:
Leslie Vedder (she/her) is a queer ace author who loves fairytale retellings with girl adventurers and heroes! She grew up on fantasy books, anime, fanfiction and the Lord of the Rings movies, and met her true love in high school choir. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in creative writing and currently lives in Colorado with her wife and two spoiled house cats.
When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her watching anime and sci-fi shows, walking in the woods and pretending they’re enchanted forests, or playing old video games. She always collects all the Skulltulas in Zelda and all the Dalmation puppies in Kingdom Hearts.
Her debut YA novel THE BONE SPINDLE (Penguin/Razorbill) was an indie bestseller. The sequel THE SEVERED THREAD comes out Feb 7, 2023.
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