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Media Kit - The Bone Spindle Full Press Info


Praise & Blurbs for The Bone Spindle

"This gender-flipped retelling effortlessly melds romance, adventure, and fantasy. Highly recommended."

School Library Journal ★

"An enchanting read for fans of fairy-tale romance and girls with battle axes."

Kirkus Reviews


"Packed with fully fleshed-out characters and lots of adventure, this book is a fun read that will easily draw fairy tale lovers. Vedder’s first novel nicely balances its exciting plot with touching matters of the heart."


“[An] action-packed, gender-flipped “Sleeping Beauty” reenvisioning….Video game-style fantasy tropes and energetic plotting provide an alternative to Forgotten Realms and David Eddings for new readers of epic fantasy."

Publishers Weekly

"[A] splendid upheaval of a familiar fairy tale."


"The Bone Spindle is an energetic and adventurous genderbent retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" with a powerful female friendship at its core."

Shelf Awareness

“The Bone Spindle is an incredible YA fantasy debut from Leslie Vedder who delivers a smoothly confident and finely polished gender-flipped fairytale retelling."

The Nerd Daily

"THE BONE SPINDLE was a delight from start to finish, with smart banter, dreamy romance, and daring adventure across an intricate, curse-ridden world. I was charmed."

— Rosaria Munda, author of The Aurelian Cycle


Press / Buzz for The Bone Spindle