Book Reviews

Review: Rumpelstiltskin by K.M. Shea

My edition: Kindle Unlimited


Series: Timeless Fairy Tales #4

Synopsis: Off of Goodreads

When 17-year-old Gemma, a seamstress, is ordered by the insane King Torgen to spin straw into gold or be put to death, she knows her life is forfeir. Unwilling to give up, Gemma tries to escape her prison, earning her the respect of the mysterious mage Stil. Stil offers to complete the impossible task… for a price.

Greedy and unsatisfied, King Torgen demands more and more straw to be spun into gold, and decrees that he will “reward” Gemma by marrying her. With death or marriage to a crazed king clouding her future, Stil offers Gemma a bargain that seems too food to be true.

Will Gemma’s trust in Stil be her downfall, or will he defy the entire country to save her?

Rating:4.5 stars

Review: Hmmm guess which retelling this is. Bet you’ll never guess it.

I don’t know if this is my favorite of them so far. It was a good retelling but Gemma wasn’t my favorite and Stil was a little lack luster for me. I found at times that Gemma was quite annoying. She continuously kept saying that mages can only like/ love other mages. It was very annoying. She kept rejecting Stil because he was a crafts mage and she was a seamstress. Woman, no one can control who they love. Stil did become some what of panty dropper at the end.

As for Angelique, she showed up in this one again. Here she comes to save the day!! And she is FABULOUS!!! Now on to the next book which is The Little Mermaid retelling.