Saturday, April 15, 2017

Review: Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer

Spindle Fire

Author: Lexa Hillyer
Publisher: HarperCollins
Series: Spindle Fire #1
Pages: Kindle Edition, 351 pages
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: April 11th 2017


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.


DNF 30%

I found the idea of this really enticing. But as I started reading I rather quickly realised that I don't particularly like the writing style. Yet again the world building seemed intriguing. I kept going- well to be accurate I kept struggling on. And after days of forcing myself to read and all the while becoming more and more bored I simply gave up.
It's just not for me. Too slow and the writing style is too simplistic for me.

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