Books | Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
In Gilded, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer returns to the fairytale world with this haunting tale. Long ago cursed by the god of lies, a poor miller's daughter has developed a talent for spinning stories that are fantastical and spellbinding and entirely untrue.Or so everyone believes.When one of Serilda's outlandish tales draws the attention of the sinister Erlking and his undead hunters, she finds herself swept away into a grim world where ghouls and phantoms prowl the earth and hollow-eyed ravens track her every move. The king orders Serilda to complete the impossible task of spinning straw into gold, or be killed for telling falsehoods. In her desperation, Serilda unwittingly summons a mysterious boy to her aid. He agrees to help her... for a price. Love isn't meant to be part of the bargain.Soon Serilda realizes that there is more than one secret hidden in the castle walls, including an ancient curse that must be broken if she hopes to end the tyranny of the king and his wild hunt forever.
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"A young modern retelling of Rumplestiltskin ! Serilda is blessed by a god, gifted with telling the most magnificent stories double edged with telling lies that seem to just spill from her mouth . one night during the great hunt her stories get her taken away to the dark eryl kings castle filled with no one but the legendary dark ones, except for Gild the boy who helps her and can’t seem to stay away . As her stories unravel nothing but darkness, Serilda must find a way to save herself as well as the very few people she cares for left. I listened to this book as audio, Although I enjoyed this book hugely it seems to stretch out immensely making it drag a little. With this being said I still look forward in reading the next book!"
"I absolutely adored this book! Marrisa Meyer is a must buy author for me and every book I read just further proves my point! It did have an almost spicy scene but was fade to black. I'd say my favorite character was Gild, but I also really liked the mc, Serilda! I love the plot and how more and more secrets are being uncovered and leading into plot. This book made me laughing, crying, smiling, and gasping! It was the most visible reaction(which is a good sign because I normally don't have to many reactions like that unless its a good book) to a book I've had since I read The Lunar Chronicles! Like all the other Marrisa Meyer books I've read before it was 5/5 ⭐'s!"
"My first read by this author. So glad there's a sequel slated for Nov '22. This has such amazing lore and such a sweet romance. Gilded doesn't seem 500 pages. It goes by very quickly. Rumplestiltskin is one of my favorite fairytales and it was fantastic how it was retold. The cliffhanger will have you thinking about it for days. I haven't stopped thinking about it since finishing it. I miss the characters and just want to return! Beautiful, gorgeous, to die for!"