How did I get it?:
I bought it!


In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone’s joke. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold. His best friend, Red Riding Hood, warns him that magic is dangerous, and she’s right. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse.

To break the spell, Rump must go on a perilous quest, fighting off pixies, trolls, poison apples, and a wickedly foolish queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—he just might triumph in the end.


I first heard about Rump from Laura who is a fellow book blogger who also dabbles in Booktube. I was immediately interested in the book. I love a fairy-tale retelling/reimagining so this book was definitely right up my street. I’m also into reading middle grade reads at the moment. There really are some gems out there worth discovering and Rump is definitely a gem!

Rump is a retelling of the classic fairy-tale Rumpelstiltskin. It’s so creative and makes you consider what happened to Rumpelstiltskin in order for him to be the horrible creature that he was in the original tale. I loved the ideas that the author came up with. They were completely credible and made me root for a happy ending for Rump. I absolutely loved how there were different fairy-tales tangled up within Rump. Rump’s best friend is Red. Red’s Grandmother is a witch. It’s just very clever! I can’t even begin to imagine how much thought has to go into reimagining these classic tales, but I’m very appreciative of the author’s efforts!

Rump was incredibly easy to read but it did have some moments were the pace slowed down a little. That didn’t affect my enjoyment of the book though.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes- 3.5 stars!

Rump is a fantastic book for middle grade aged children and adults that love clever retellings!

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