December 5, 2016

{Bookish} Style Files: Spindle

Today's edition of {Bookish} Style Files is the last one of the year, and it's inspired by Spindle (out tomorrow!) and its predecessor A Thousand Nights. These are two companion novels in a series written by E.K. Johnston, with the first drawing inspiration from A Thousand and One Nights and the second from Sleeping Beauty. I liked A Thousand Nights when I read it last year, and I just finished Spindle last week and found it fascinating. (Review to come!) Anyway, I thought I'd go back to pairing dresses with gorgeous book covers for this edition, as these novels both have vibrant, beautifully colored covers that really catch the eye. But before that, here's a little bit more about Spindle and E.K. Johnston.

Spindle book cover
Spindle by E.K. Johnston
Series: A Thousand Nights #2
Previous Book in Series: A Thousand Nights
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: December 6, 2016 (Tomorrow!)
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound | Book Depository

The world is made safe by a woman...but it is a very big world.

It has been generations since the Storyteller Queen drove the demon out of her husband and saved her country from fire and blood. Her family has prospered beyond the borders of their village, and two new kingdoms have sprouted on either side of the mountains where the demons are kept prisoner by bright iron, and by the creatures the Storyteller Queen made to keep them contained.

But the prison is crumbling. Through years of careful manipulation, a demon has regained her power. She has made one kingdom strong and brought the other to its knees, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. When a princess is born, the demon is ready with the final blow: a curse that will cost the princess her very soul, or force her to destroy her own people to save her life.

The threads of magic are tightly spun, binding princess and exiled spinners into a desperate plot to break the curse before the demon can become a queen of men. But the web of power is dangerously tangled--and they may not see the true pattern until it is unspooled.

About the Author:  E.K. Johnston had several jobs and one vocation before she became a published writer. If she’s learned anything, it’s that things turn out weird sometimes, and there’s not a lot you can do about it. Well, that and how to muscle through awkward fanfic because it’s about a pairing she likes. Her books range from contemporary fantasy (The Story of Owen, Prairie Fire), to fairy-tale reimaginings (A Thousand Nights, Spindle), and from small town Ontario (Exit, Pursued By A Bear), to a galaxy far, far away (Star Wars: Ahsoka). She has no plans to rein anything in. You can follow Kate on Twitter (@ek_johnston) to learn more about Alderaanian political theory than you really need to know, or on Tumblr (ekjohnston) and Instagram (ek_johnston) if you're just here for pretty pictures. E.K. Johnston is represented by Adams Literary

It's time for me to share my dress picks with all of you! I was really enthusiastic in my search for dresses that matched these beautifully colored covers, and I hope you enjoy the ones I picked out. For each of these covers, I went with one dress that matched the overall color scheme as close as possible and then three more dresses that paired well with single colors pulled from the cover.

As always, I'm pleased to be able to offer a giveaway in order for you to win your very own copy of Spindle! This giveaway is US ONLY, and there will be three winners who received 1 finished copy of Spindle. All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter form below!

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