Waiting on Wednesday #89 – Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer

Posted February 1, 2017 by Lillian in Features / 2 Comments

Mom - Waiting on Wed

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer. The title grabbed my attention, no lie, BUT it was the book’s blurb that really hooked me. Two sisters, one caught in a sleeping curse and the other on the outside to fight for her kingdom. Plus I read that this is a retelling combining not one but two of my favorites: Sleeping Beauty and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Ummm….I need this ASAP please 😀

Waiting on Wednesday #89 – Spindle Fire by Lexa HillyerSpindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
Published by HarperTEEN on 2017-04-11
Length: 368 pages

It all started with the burning of the spindles.
No.
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 a lush fantasy set in the dwindling, deliciously corrupt world of the fae and featuring two truly unforgettable heroines.

About Lexa Hillyer

Lexa Hillyer is the author of the young adult novel Proof of Forever, as well as the poetry collection, Acquainted with the Cold (Bona Fide Books), the 2012 gold prize winner of the Foreword Book of the Year Award for Poetry, and a recipient of the Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize. Her work has been featured in Best New Poets 2012, and she has received various other prizes and honors for poetry. Lexa earned her BA in English from Vassar College and her MFA in Poetry from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. She worked as an editor at both Harper Collins and Penguin, before co-founding boutique literary incubator Paper Lantern Lit. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and a very skinny orange tree.

What are you not-so-patiently waiting on this Wednesday?


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