3 Reasons to Read…Gilded by Marissa Meyer

3 Reasons to Read...Gilded by Marissa Meyer

So many books come out each week that it makes it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite releases from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love them too!

This week our selection is Gilded by Marissa Meyer. You know Marissa Meyer is one of our favorite authors. As soon as we saw the cover for this and found out the tiniest details, we were all about it, and we’re thrilled that we were invited to participate in the tour for this one. Are you ready to hear more about this book and its author? Here we go…

***About the Book***

3 Reasons to Read…Gilded by Marissa MeyerGilded by Marissa Meyer
Series: Gilded #1
Published by Feiwel & Friends on November 2, 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Retellings
Pages: 512
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4 Stars

Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times-bestselling author, returns to the fairytale world with this haunting retelling of Rumpelstiltskin.

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.

3 Reasons You Should Read…

Gilded by Marissa Meyer

  • First of all, just take a look at that cover! 👀 It’s breathtaking, and there seems to be so much going on. Even if we weren’t totally in love with Marissa Meyer, the cover of this book is enough to draw us in. It’s so pretty! 😍
  • We absolutely love reading retellings and we all know that Marissa Meyer is queen 👑 when it comes to flipping beloved stories on the axis and giving us something we couldn’t even imagine. Gilded is so unique–have you read any other Rumpelstiltskin retellings? We were enchanted right from the beginning.

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  • We’re not gonna lie. One of us is a giant scaredy cat, and this was just a little bit much for her. 😱 But for normal people 😂, Gilded is atmospheric and enthralling, with a setting and characters that will pull you in and not let go.
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***About Marissa Meyer***

Author Marissa MeyerMarissa Meyer is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, and Fairest, a Lunar Chronicles Tale. She lives in Tacoma, Washington with her husband.

Find Marissa Here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

***Book Trailer***

Check out this amazing trailer for Gilded:

How excited are you to get your hands on this beautiful book?

Gilded by Marissa Meyer

4 Stars


  1. So, I wasn’t a huge fan of the Cinder series, never got past the second book. But I did love Instant Karma by Meyer. And this one does sound really good, and original with retelling Rumpelstiltskin. I probably need to give this one a try!

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