by Robin McKinley
Robin McKinley is one of my personal favorite authors. She has a way of re-imagining fairy tales that takes something you thought you knew, thanks to Disney, and taking it to a whole new level of awesome.
Spindle's End is, at its bare bones, the story of Sleeping Beauty. A story which I am not very fond of when Disney does it. But Robin McKinley took this story and made it amazing.
I have re-read this book many times and each time I am glad I read it. The characters are very well-developed, and the end, which we all know, is even more mysterious and intriguing each time I pick the book up. In fact reviewing it is making me want to read it again.
Highly recommended for teens and up.