It all started with the burning of the spindles.
It all started with a curse...
Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king's headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and her voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close.
And then everything changes, with a single drop of Aurora's blood--and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken.
As the faerie queen and her army of Vultures prepare to march, Isabelle must race to find a prince who can awaken her sister with the kiss of true love and seal their two kingdoms in an alliance against the queen.
Isabelle crosses land and sea; unearthly, thorny vines rise up the palace walls; and whispers of revolt travel in the ashes on the wind. The kingdom falls to ruin under layers of snow. Meanwhile, Aurora wakes up in a strange and enchanted world, where a mysterious hunter may be the secret to her escape . . . or the reason for her to stay.
Spindle Fire is the first book in a lush fantasy duology set in the dwindling, deliciously corrupt world of the fae and featuring two truly unforgettable heroines.
This book while good was unable to hold my attention. I enjoy retellings but I have struggled through each Sleeping Beauty retelling I have ever read. I find the story of Sleeping Beauty itself an uninteresting tale.
This author did a good job of portraying the story but there were things I didn’t understand. I did really enjoy the characters. I thought the plot was good. The book itself was just really too slow. I also found it choppy and hard to follow.
I did enjoy it enough to look into other books by this author in the long run.