Annalise Meriwether — though kind, smart, and curious — is terribly lonely. Cursed at birth by the devious Fate Spinner, Annalise has always lived a solitary life with her loving parents. She does her best to ignore the cruel townsfolk of her desolate town — but the black mark on her hand won't be ignored. Not when the monster living within it, which seems to have an agenda of its own, grows more unpredictable each day.
There's only one way for Annalise to rid herself of her curse: to enter the Labyrinth of Fate and Dreams and defeat the Fate Spinner. So despite her anxiety, Annalise sets out to undo the curse that's defined her — and to show the world, and herself, exactly who she is inside. Inventive, empathetic, and strange in all the best ways, The Spinner of Dreams draws from the author's own experiences to create a story that thoughtfully explores mental health and feels timeless and universal.
"Though her parents are incredibly loving and supportive, the townsfolk are abusive. Understandably traumatized, Annalise uses such mechanisms as counting to cope. Refreshingly, Annalise’s anxiety and coping strategies aren’t portrayed as obstacles or deficits.... Mental health resources are provided in the backmatter." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Author||K. A. Reynolds|
|Publication Date||Aug 27, 2019|