Absorbing. Poetic. In Spindle Fire, Lexa Hillyer draws the walls between dreams and reality with shimmering grace...and phrases of such beauty I had to read many of them twice.
— Jodi Lynn Anderson, author of TIGER LILY
Spindle Fire

What does it take to break a curse?

Aurora, torn from the dream world and Heath, plots to assassinate the faerie queen Malfleur, only to confront temptations she never expected.

Isabelle, meanwhile, opens her heart to Prince William as they attempt to unite their kingdoms and wage a winning war against Malfleur’s army of Vultures.

But when the appearance of an unbreakable glass slipper prompts Isabelle to discover more about her lineage, her true identity begins to take shape and her legacy becomes clear as ice.

Devoted half sisters Isabelle and Aurora will grapple with their understanding of love and loyalty as they face a threat even greater than that of the evil queen—the threat of losing each other forever.

Lexa Hillyer returns to a lush fantasy world in deep peril, concluding the dark and stunning reinvention of a fairy tale that began with Spindle Fire.


The writing is lovely, the sisters indomitable, and as the truths behind the faerie legends were revealed, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.
— Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author of THREE DARK CROWNS
With its engaging heroines and delicious prose, SPINDLE FIRE pulled me into a richly detailed world full of intrigue and magic. Lexa Hillyer has created a refreshing take on a classic tale, one that traps you in its spell and doesn’t let go.
— Amy Ewing, New York Times bestselling author of THE LONE CITY trilogy
The thoughtful portrait of these women combines with fast-paced action, mystery, and magic, and readers will be hooked.
— School Library Journal
Hillyer’s lyrical writing, the references to multiple fairy tales, and several slow-burn romances, one of which is same-sex, will appeal to readers.
— Booklist
This sequel continues to showcase a lush landscape and an innovative intertwinement of classic Perrault with the unconventional, with considerations of power and hierarchy present as the sisters discover the dark workings of love and family that have affected their lives and land.
— Kirkus