This Wednesday, I think you need to know about the new Neil Gaiman book that is coming out on September 8.
Description from http://www.neilgaiman.comA thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell -- weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish.
On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future -- and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents.
Lavishly produced, packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift.
Why I'm Super Excited for it
Because this blog is so new, many of you don't know that I adore Neil Gaiman. If I had all of the money in the world, I would buy his books and then see what money was leftover, if any. I am yet to read a book of his that I haven't liked, and can't wait to see this new masterpiece.
I am also excited because I love strong female characters and the description above shows that The Sleeper and the Spindle will have a queen who takes charge of her destiny. Not only do we have a strong female, but one who strays from her stereotypical role as queen.
I cannot wait for this book to be on my shelf!