Kid’s Book Review: Gilded

Kid’s Book Review: Gilded

About the Book and Author

Gilded, by Marissa Meyer, is a wonderful reimagining of Rumpelstiltskin. It is about a young woman called Serilda, who has a talent for telling stories. But this talent gets her into far more trouble than she could ever have imagined…

This romantic fantasy for teen readers will be published by Faber & Faber in early November.

The look he was giving her. Serilda had never been looked at like that before . . . The intensity. The heat. The raw astonishment. He was going to kiss her.
Cursed by the god of lies, a miller’s daughter has developed a talent for storytelling – but are all of her tales as false as they appear?


Gilded cover
Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer is the author of The Lunar Chronicles, Heartless, The Renegades Trilogy, and Instant Karma, as well as the graphic novel duology Wires and Nerve. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University, a MA in Publishing from Pace University and lives in the USA. In addition to writing, Marissa hosts The Happy Writer podcast. You can find out ore about her other books on her website.


Book Review

I loved the realistic human emotions and thoughts in this book, which really brought the characters to life

I loved the realistic human emotions and thoughts in this book, which really brought the characters to life. This is one of those books that is a real page-turner, but you are sorry to see it end. I loved how the author’s personality has not been lost in this story. Although the original fairy tale is recognisable, the author has made it her own and created a unique set of characters and places that you become very familiar with, and even grow to love.

This story is packed full of vivid descriptions, unexpected plot twists and characters with really well thought-out and distinct personalities. I would recommend this book to 12-15 year olds, as well as young adults.

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Reviewer Profile

Junior Reviewer Margaret
  • Name: Margaret
  • Age: 12 years
  • Likes: reading, fossil hunting and writing
  • Dislikes: seafood and stir-fry
  • Favourite Book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Favourite Film: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Favourite Song: Contradicshun by Megson