Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer

Spindle Fir

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Written by: Lexa Hillyer
Series: Spindle Fire (Book 1)
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: April 11, 2017
ISBN-10: 006244087X
ISBN-13: 978-0062440877
Genre: YA | Folklore Adaptation | Fantasy

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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 duology.

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Two sisters, close even against the odds, until Aurora blood causes her to be swept away to an alternate world where she meets Heath…while Aurora appears to sleep in this world.

Isabelle wants to save her sister. She finds everyone in the palace has a sleeping sickness and she must go in search for a prince that can wake Aurora and hopefully save the day from the evil fae Malfleur.

Malfleur is a faerie, building an army to take LaMorte, Aurora and Isabelle's kingdom, after she killed her twin, the Night Faerie.

I couldn’t help but think of Spindle Fire as a twist taken from Sleeping Beauty with fae and just for that I would of been all in. The premise was incredible, completely what I would love in a book…but the execution missed it mark. It just seemed choppy and lost my attention often. Lots of potential, extremely creative and yet I had a hard time with continuing. I’m sure this will hit its mark with some young adult fantasy fans. But for me, I appreciated the imagination behind the plot. I appreciated the strong female character, especially Isabelle, and in the end that is what made me like it and continue on.

I received this ARC copy of Spindle Fire from HarperTeen in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication April 11, 2017

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