Spindle Fire by Lexa HillyerSpindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer

Spindle Fire

byLexa Hillyer

Paperback | February 13, 2018

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“As the truths behind the faerie legends were revealed, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”—Kendare Blake, author of New York Times bestselling novel Three Dark Crowns

“Absorbing. Poetic. Lexa Hillyer draws the walls between dreams and reality with shimmering grace and phrases of such beauty I had to read many of them twice.” Jodi Lynn Anderson, author of Tiger Lily

“With its engaging heroines and delicious prose, Spindle Fire pulled me into a richly detailed world full of intrigue and magic.”Amy Ewing, New York Times bestselling author of the Lone City trilogy

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 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, a Faerie Queen who is preparing for war, a strange and enchanting dream realm—and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken.

Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo, Spindle Fire is a tour-de-force fantasy set in the dwindling, deliciously corrupt world of the fae and featuring two truly unforgettable heroines.

Title:Spindle FireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:February 13, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062440888

ISBN - 13:9780062440884


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I love fractured fairy tales, so I was very excited to begin reading this. It didn't disappoint. Told from(mostly) two perspectives, Aurora's (Sleeping Beauty) and her half sister Isabelle's. Both perspectives were different, and great, but I confess to being drawn to Isabelle's story more. It's a great adventure story that does leave off on a cliff hanger - beware! - and has a love triangle which I have no idea how the author can satisfactorily resolve in the next book. I definitely recommend!
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I really wanted to like this more.... I expected more. My bad, guess I was wrong. Its predictive and a concept that has been overdone. The author has certain was of writing that drew me in the finish, but sorry, I won't be reading the second one...
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I am super shocked at how low this book is rated (3.35 stars as of me writing this) and how few ratings (412) there are for a YA fairytale retelling with a gorgeous cover and that was in a subscription book box. Anyways... Holy crap! I loved this book way more than I was anticipating. The love triangle was so well done and the sister's relationship that kinda mimicked the villain and her twin was so beautiful. One of the sisters is blind so I automatically thought she would be dependent on others but she takes the lead while you slowly see others less noticeable disabilities take effect. If you liked the Lunar Chronicles, pick this up! I'm excited for the sequel now. I really didn't see any girls hating girls for stupid reasons and its got some diversity with one of the main characters being blind
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did Not Disappoint! I could not put this book down! However, I was NOT aware there is going to be a sequel, so I was expecting everything to tie up in the end, and instead I'm left hanging until April of next. That's okay though because this great perspective on the classic Sleeping Beauty story is a great read. I feel attached to the characters, and can hardly wait for Winter Glass! :D
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Spindle Fire (Spindle Fire #1) by Lexa Hillyer I love this gorgeous fantasy novel, the first of two books. I thought it was going to be a Sleeping Beauty retelling with a couple twists but instead it's a strong reimagining that includes badass faeries, a narwhal attack that still gives me chills, a dream world with frights, and a tale of sisterhood. This is Aurora like you've never seen her before, along with a sister Isabelle you've never met. Pumped for the sequel! If you're a fan of Marissa Meyer's HEARTLESS or the faeries in books by Holly Black and Sarah J. Maas, you're going to fall in love with this one.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Kingdom Burns Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer is a uniquely told retelling of the classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. I can honestly say I went in with low expectations and walked away with a great story that was both visually and mentally appealing to read. The Good Unique Retelling I’ve read many fairy tale retellings in my time as an avid reader and it’s hard to be surprised because you tend to know what is going to happen. But Spindle Fire takes bits and pieces of Sleeping Beauty and turns it on it’s head for something that was completely unique and fun to read. Hillyer manages to create two very different sisters; each with their own personalities and specialties. Aurora is mute and has no sense of touch while Isabelle is blind. These senses were taken from them at Aurora’s christening by greedy fairies in exchange for other princess like qualities. Then you throw in a dream world, two very evil fairy queens out for revenge and you have Spindle Fire in a nutshell. I quite enjoyed these new twists to the classic tale! Love the Characters Aurora is sweet is and sheltered as the crown princess. She doesn’t let her shortcomings rule her world. She seeks justice and knowledge and loves spending all her free time with her sister. Isabelle is headstrong and brave. As the King’s illegitimate daughter she holds no standing in the royal family. But she doesn’t let that stop her from being with her sister. The two are inseparable. I loved seeing the sister relationship take a major role in the story. Hillyer does a great job showing that a princess can save herself. She doesn’t always need a prince to come save the day! Beautiful Writing / World Building The world of Spindle Fire is beautifully depicted by Hillyer. All the descriptions are extraordinarily appealing to the imagination. She built a world that wasn’t too complicated, but still not a basic fantasy back drop. Together, the writing and the world go hand in hand. It all comes across quite grand and exceeds expectations! The Bad A Little Frustrated A book is never with out a little frustrations. So it didn’t surprise me that there were some aspects of Spindle Fire that left me a little frustrated. Whether it was a certain characters actions or a specific direction the book took, there was definitely a couple things that erked me a bit. But sadly I have to leave it at that to avoid spoilers.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected More I was prepared to fall in love with this book just because I love fairy tale retellings. The idea of the story sounded great, but as I started reading, I couldn't get hook on it. But I did like the backstory of the evil fairy twin sisters. I'll still read the next book because I need to know how the story ends.
Date published: 2017-05-12

Editorial Reviews

“The author, an award-winning poet, has created a lush, lyrical backdrop for the memorable characters in this sinister fairytale retelling that will have teen fantasy fans waiting with bated breath for the conclusion of Aurora and Isabelle’s story.”