Blog Tour: The Severed Thread by Leslie Vedder (Interview!)

Posted January 23, 2023 by Kaity in Book Tours, Interviews / 1 Comment

Blog Tour: The Severed Thread by Leslie Vedder (Interview!)

Happy Monday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for THE SEVERED THREAD! I’m so excited because today I have an interview with Leslie Vedder to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so excited to for you to find out more about it!

Blog Tour: The Severed Thread by Leslie Vedder (Interview!)The Severed Thread by Leslie Vedder
Series: The Bone Spindle #2
Published on February 7, 2023 by Razorbill
Genres: Fantasy, Queer, Retellings, YA
Pages: 416
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Which threads of fate will hold—and which will break?
Clever, bookish Fi and her brash, ax-wielding partner Shane are back in this action packed sequel to the bestselling The Bone Spindle, the gender-flipped Sleeping Beauty retelling, perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and The Cruel Prince.

Fi has awakened the sleeping prince, but the battle for Andar is far from over. The Spindle Witch, the Witch Hunters, and Fi’s own Butterfly Curse all stand between them and happily ever after.
Shane has her partner’s back. But she’s in for the fight of her life against Red, the right hand of the Spindle Witch who she’s also, foolishly, hellbent on saving.
Briar Rose would do anything to restore his kingdom. But there’s a darkness creeping inside him—a sinister bond to the Spindle Witch he can’t escape.
All hopes of restoring Andar rest on deciphering a mysterious book code, finding the hidden city of the last Witches, and uncovering a secret lost for centuries—one that just might hold the key to the Spindle Witch’s defeat. If they can all survive that long…
Set in a world of twisted fairytales, The Severed Thread combines lost ruins, ride-or-die friendships, and heart-pounding romance.

What would you do if you spent the day with Fi and Shane? Where would you go to eat, hang out, relax, etc.?

It absolutely has to be treasure hunting! I would love to go along with Fi and Shane and the crew chasing down clues, solving codes, and evading traps. (Though I would definitely not survive all of their adventures!)

If Fi and Shane were to hang out with other fictional characters, who would they be and why?

I think Fi would love to hang out with Elisabeth from Sorcery of Thorns. They share a deep love of books, and who wouldn’t want to visit a library of magical grimoires! I also think Shane would get a kick out of hanging with Silas—especially as a fluffy cat.

If there was one fictional place you could travel to for a day, where would it be and why?

I would love to visit Howl’s Moving Castle from the Miyazaki movie! Or really any of the Ghibli films. There’s something so charming and magical about those achingly beautiful worlds and all the wonderful little creatures. Bonus if I can try to catch a Makkuro Kurosuke!

If you buried a time capsule with three items inside, what three items would you choose and why?

This is a tough one! I’d probably put in one of the first notebooks I ever wrote stories in when I was a kid. A couple of little charms that remind me of my very spoiled, very beloved cats. And a picture of my wife and I from when we first met—which was in high school show choir, where we wore extremely campy polka-dot dresses 🙂

What was your favorite bit of research you ended up not using?

At one point I was looking up various codes, and I read about an ancient Greek cipher called a scytale. It involves encoding a message by writing it on a strip that can only be read when it’s wrapped around a rod of the correct diameter. It was so cool, but didn’t ultimately fit anywhere.

What is your favorite quote, scene, or moment from The Severed Thread?

The Severed Thread is so much about second chances—trying to overcome bad decisions in your past and deciding who you want to be. One of my absolute favorite moments is from Red, the mysterious girl who serves the Spindle Witch and is now all tangled up with Shane:

“Shane’s affection was like a sudden heat, thawing Red’s frozen bones. It hurt to have all that feeling return at once, but she still longed for more.”

Red was such a fun character to dig into and her arc is sort of the arc of the whole book.

About Leslie Vedder

Leslie Vedder (she/her) is a queer ace author who loves fairytale retellings with girl adventurers and heroes! She grew up on fantasy books, anime, fanfiction and the Lord of the Rings movies, and met her true love in high school choir. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in creative writing and currently lives in Colorado with her wife and two spoiled house cats.

When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her watching anime and sci-fi shows, walking in the woods and pretending they’re enchanted forests, or playing old video games. She always collects all the Skulltulas in Zelda and all the Dalmation puppies in Kingdom Hearts.

Her debut YA novel THE BONE SPINDLE (Penguin/Razorbill) was an indie bestseller. The sequel THE SEVERED THREAD comes out Feb 7, 2023. Find her online at leslievedder.com.

What do you think about The Severed Thread? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

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