Waiting on Wednesday : Spindle Fire

I have been seeing this book everywhere, and now that we’re two weeks out I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Let’s just say it is definitely on my TBR list for April!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Be sure to check out their blog and share the upcoming books your excited about with us each Wednesday!

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Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer


Spindle FireHalf 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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The Nitty Gritty:

  • Title: Spindle Fire
  • Author: Lexa Hillyer
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Pub Date: April 11, 2017
  • Pages: 351

 About the Author

From Lexa Hillyer’s Website

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Lexa Hillyer is the author of the upcoming novel Spindle Fire–due out in April 2017–and Proof of Forever, both published by HarperCollins. She is also the author of Acquainted with the Cold (Bona Fide Books), the 2012 gold prize winner of the Foreword Book of the Year Award for Poetry and recipient of the Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize. Her work was featured in Best New Poets 2012 and she has received various 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 HarperCollins and Penguin, before co-founding creative development company Paper Lantern Lit with New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Oliver. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter and their very skinny orange tree.


Are you planning on reading Spindle Fire when it comes out next month? Have you read Lexa Hillyer’s other book Proof of Forever or any of her poetry?  

23 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday : Spindle Fire

    • SarahYAandWine says:

      Thank you! I’m thinking it is based on Sleeping Beauty from the description. I didn’t even realize it was a retelling until after I read through the Goodreads details. I’ve only read a few retellings and they’ve been fun!

      • Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

        I love fairy tale retellings, but I am really picky about them. It’s easy to stray so far that it isn’t a retelling, and it’s also easy to make it too similar so it’s just the same story in a different setting. Apparently, I’m a harsh critic! O_o

  1. Book Princess Review (@_bookprincess_) says:

    It isn’t until I come over to YA and Wine that I realize I’m a total book blogger slacker on my dates. THIS COMES OUT IN 2 WEEKS? :O I’ve been waiting for it for so long that I totally didn’t even notice that it was finally going to be here. Also, I didn’t notice there was an epic crown over that N in Spindle. Anyway, it sounds super good as you said, and great post and choice!! πŸ™‚

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