book sneak peek, retellings, young adult

Book Sneak Peek: First 3 Chapters of Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer

30163661A Sleeping Beauty re-telling? Heck, yes! Sleeping Beauty is my all-time favorite Disney fairytale. Maleficent is the best of the villains… I mean, she can disappear into a ball of green vapors, weaves curses like a boss, and also doubles as a super destructive anger-management-problem hellfire dragon. Okay, so maybe it’s my favorite for the villain, but I also love Aurora and Philip. And the kings who drink themselves silly while toasting their children.

Basically, I’m on board for any Sleeping Beauty re-telling. And despite that the title makes me think of Kindle Fire (sorry), Spindle Fire looks like an interesting spin on the tale.

You can read the first three chapters over here on Epic Reads.

And read on below for the book blurb. What’s your favorite re-telling? What fairytale do you wish would get a fresh spin?

Book blurb:

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 the first book in a lush fantasy duology set in the dwindling, deliciously corrupt world of the fae and featuring two truly unforgettable heroines.

 

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