A kingdom burns. A princess sleeps. This is no fairy tale.
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.
I really enjoy this retelling of Sleeping Beauty. It was very different take on the story. It was nice to see that the Isabella and Aurora are not helpless in the story. Aurora not off sleeping while her sister is taking care of things. She is lost in some type of dream world that could be real or not. Their parents where awful in the story, letting the girl loose there sight, touch and voice for beauty and all. Guess magic does come at a price in this fairytale. In the end can true love really save the day? Book leaves you off wanting more answers and fun. Lucky book two Winter Glass comes out next year and it will be the finale book in the series. So you in mood to get lost in a dream with Aurora then dive right in. Happy Reading!