It all started with the burning of the spindles.
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.
Pros – Isbe & Aurora’s relationship, the Prince, the structure of the book
Cons – Book 1 of 2, Isbe’s relentless quest to sacrifice, Aurora’s relentless quest to be right
Spoiler – None. Well, there’s a spoiler involving the Princes, but the information is pretty quickly revealed in the book so I don’t know if its a real spoiler or not.
Note – I do some speculation in this review, because once again I went in thinking this was a stand alone and its not.