This was a retelling of the old Rumpelstiltskin fairytale. It was a clever spin, but I had a hard time getting through it. I am not sure even why I struggled. While I was a huge fan of the Lunar Chronicles, this just did not engage me in the same way. This book does end with a lead into a next book. If you do choose to pick this one up, I hope it resonates with you better than it did with me.