Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Spindle fire is a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty/Briar Rose fairy tale, which, for whatever reason has always been my favorite. I really enjoyed this book, it's beautifully written with lyrical prose without out being overwhelmingly purple. The story does start out a little slowly and about 50-75% of the way through you realize that this will unquestionably be part of a series because there's no way there's enough pages to resolve everything that's being introduced to the reader. Ok, anyone who took notice of the Goodreads title up there would also realize this was the opening leg on a series, but that group of anyone's did not include me. So anyway, even though this novel initially has a bit of a slow pick up I think it does build up to a very magical and intriguing story that left me wanting to know what will happen and I am definitly planning to get my hands on the next volume which to me is the definition of a good book. So 4 stars from me.
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