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Spindle Fire

Lexa Hillyer

Hillyer’s (Proof of Forever, 2015)) inventive retelling of Sleeping Beauty is a lush fantasy set in the corrupt world of the fae. Half-sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s stubborn 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 close, even developing their own secret language. But everything changes when Aurora pricks her finger on a spindle and is transported to a dreamland called Sommeil. Determined to save her sister, Isabelle searches for a prince who can awaken Aurora with a kiss and ally their two kingdoms against the faerie queen Malfleur and her ominous army.