Winter Glass (Spindle Fire #2) by Lexa Hillyer

Winter Glass (Spindle Fire #2)

A curse comes undone. A kingdom shatters. But some bonds can’t be broken.Princess Aurora, torn from the dream world, 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 war against Malfleur’s army. But when the appearance of an unbreakable glass slipper prompts Isabelle to discover more about her...


Details Winter Glass (Spindle Fire #2)

TitleWinter Glass (Spindle Fire #2)
ISBN9780062440907
Author
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherHarperTeen
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Retellings, Romance
Rating

Reviews Winter Glass (Spindle Fire #2)

  • Debra
    2018-02-27
    Winter Glass picks up where its predecessor Spindle Fire left off. So, if you have not read Spindle fire, I recommend you read that one first and then pick up this book. I will also say that I enjoyed this book more than I did spindle fire! The Author is also a poet and it is evident as the writing in both Spindle Fire and Winter Glass is often poetic and lyrical which really help transport the reader into this fairy tale/fantasy land of sisters ...
  • Laura Holt
    2018-02-04
    "Among all men and across all fae, no heart can be braver than that of the hart slayer."A princess who must become a warrior. A rebel who must become a princess. An evil fairy. Unexpected romance, and a glass slipper that will change everything. Lexa Hillyer's Winter Glass is a stunning, poetic marvel of epic fantasy. Like a single rose in a frozen wasteland, it grabbed my attention from page one. I couldn't put it down! And no wonder. On the one...
  • Red_Queen_Lover
    2018-04-15
    RTC
  • Cassie James
    2017-10-10
    Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review, this doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. Getting back into this lush and imaginative world Lexa Hillyer has woven was a very enjoyable experience. Winter Glass begins in the aftermath of the curse being broken and Aurora awoken. The war between Deluce and Malfleur's army keeps escalating, Isabelle knew she had to give up William because his marriage to Auror...
  • Melissa Robles
    2018-04-16
    *This review can also be found at The Reader and the Chef! Huge thanks to Glasstown Entertainment for the review copy that I read and reviewed willingly.*Prepare yourself, Winter Glass is set to destroy all the feels! This stunning conclusion full of sisterly love, romance, and magic had me flipping pages non-stop... and agonizing over a conclusion I never wished to come.What I Liked:When I first read Spindle Fire, I fell in love with Aurora and ...
  • Lauren
    2018-04-05
    *4.5* Lexa Hillyer won me over with Spindle Fire last fall. I loved the world building and the characters, and while it started off at a slower pace, Lexa greatly built up the speed by the end, setting the stage for book #2. Now that I've read Winter Glass, the verdict is in. I liked Spindle Fire but I LOVED Winter Glass! Winter Glass took this duology to a whole new level! It's fast paced as well as exciting; it contains romance and adventure; a...
  • Emily Berge
    2017-06-22
    Such a great follow up to a great fairy tale retelling. Don't let the cover fool you - this book is darker and more twisted than the first. Also some KILLER unexpected romance.
  • Cassandra Curiel
    2018-04-10
    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review*"There is such a thing as wanting something too much- waiting so long and so fiercely for it that when it finally arrives, it cannot satisfy the hole its absence created."This was my second novel by Lexa and it starts off right where Spindle Fire ended. Honestly, I wasn't expecting it do be the conclusion to this. I didn't even find out the truth until after I finished reading it. Nothin...
  • Shelley
    2018-03-27
    *Source* Edelweiss*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*Winter Glass, by author Lexa Hillyer, is the second and final installment in the Spindle Fire duology. The story picks up one week after the ending of Spindle Fire. Princess Aurora has been awakened from her curse. The problem is that she can no longer speak, and no longer feel like she did in Sommeil. Isabelle finds herself in a different situation with Aurora's revival and her ...
  • Tracy (Cornerfolds)
    2018-04-12
    Read more of my reviews at Cornerfolds.com!Spindle Fire was one of my favorite retellings of 2017. For those of you who don't know, retellings are my absolute favorite kinds of books to read! Spindle Fire was unique and exciting and I could not wait to get my hands on the second book. When I had the opportunity to review an early copy, of course I took it!Winter Glass picks up shortly after Spindle Fire with Aurora and Isbe going their separate w...
  • Connie
    2018-03-30
    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of Winter Glass in a Twitter giveaway, and I’m so happy that I did because I loved it!I read Spindle Fire, the first in this fairytale duology, last year and fell completely in love with the main characters, Aurora and Isbe. I’ve always been a huge fan of the Sleeping Beauty story, so reading Lexa’s reimagining of it was just wonderful, especially as suddenly we had this new twist of another sister who is su...
  • Kelly
    2018-04-02
    I was super pleased with this sequel!Winter Glass definitely expanded on the world introduced in Spindle Fire. The relationships and characters developed, which really let me get a better feel for them. The plot was urgent, but also filled with dramatic irony, as we kept switching between the sisters' perspectives-- like when one would reveal important things that the other hadn't learned yet, only to then find out that that revelation was actual...
  • Melanie Bernard
    2018-03-25
    The SistersI definitely like where Isbe’s character goes in this particular book. She develops WAY more than in the first one and she becomes a much more relateable and likable character. On the other hand, I can’t say I ever grow to like Aurora. She remains an annoying character with too many dreams in her head to ever feel like she can come down to Earth – an optimist. It really just continues to make her seem naive and frustrating. I’d...
  • Kelsey
    2018-03-14
    ***I was granted early access to this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review***~Slight spoilers below~ ~ Also- I write my reviews as I’m reading, so my opinion of the book is reflected differently from beginning to end of review~Winter Glass – 2 StarsMuch more action packed and emotional than the first book in the series, Spindle Fire.There is quite a lot going on, and at times I forget which faerie is which and which one is bad...
  • Ally
    2018-03-22
    This book was given to me in exchange of an honest review.Winter Glass is the sequel to Spindle Fire, a retelling of the classic fairy tale: Sleeping Beauty. Book two picks off right where book one ended.Aurora, Isbe and Prince William are back in Deluce preparing for the looming war with Malfuer, the evil faerie queen. Along with William and Aurora's wedding in order protect their kingdoms and gain a bigger military force. However things don't g...
  • Shanice Singh
    2018-04-08
    I cannot remember the last time I binge-read a book especially one that was over 300 pages. This was a wonderfully compelling read and I couldn't go to bed until I finished it. Winter Glass picks up immediately after Spindle Fire (so if you haven't read that already, pick it up before you get this). Aurora's engagement to William is planned while Isabelle plans to create an army to fight the upcoming war. However, much like the first book the sis...
  • Celia Daughter)
    2018-02-05
    ***Thank you to Edelweiss for the e-galley of this sequel to Spindle Fire.***This is a direct sequel which starts off when the curse under Aurora has been broken and she awakens to find war between the fairy queen Malfeur and Deluce brewing. We are taken through different POV's throughout the entire book giving depth to the goings on of the story. This is one of my favorite series because it gives you a glimpse of what the villains are doing and ...
  • Kid Book Reviewer
    2018-03-25
    Thoughts: This book was marvelous. I loved, loved, loved how Lexa Hillyer went deeper into Isabelle's past in Winter Glass. I also loved how (spoiler) Gilbert came back. In book one, when Gilbert and Isabelle got separated, I was devastated because Gilbert was one of my favorite characters, and I loved his relationship with Isabelle. So when Gilbert came back, I started jumping up and down and dancing. Another thing that I loved about this book w...
  • Cori Mccoin
    2018-02-08
    I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. I enjoyed the first book in this series but was so happy to see the characters developed more in the second book. This is a great reimagined Cinderella with interesting plot and characters. I enjoyed the relationship between Aurora and Isbe in this book. While it took me a bit to get in to this book, I really enjoyed the ending.This book offers a bit of everything to readers. Romance, sisterly love, m...
  • TheQuixoticBookWorm
    2018-01-09
    Winter Glass was a stunning follow-up to Spindle Fire, and I'm so very glad to have been given the chance to read and review an early copy in exchange for my honest opinion of the story. Winter Glass picks up right where Spindle Fire left off, and Lexa Hillyer doesn't waste a single moment before she dives right into the conflict and chaos that the first book ended on. We are immediately swept up in multiple angles of magic-wielding, power strugg...
  • Salma
    2018-02-19
    honestly the first book left me with sooo many unanswered questions-- super excited for this one!
  • Jennifer
    2017-11-01
    This story was so amazing. Love how it ended. Hope to read more books from author soon. Will review it better on my blog when closer to release date.
  • Shannon
    2018-03-26
    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review. This picks up almost exactly where Spindle Fire leaves off. Much like with Spindle Fire there is alot going on in Winter Glass. There is almost too much to keep track of. This isn't just a Sleeping Beauty reimagining, there are bits of Cinderella and other fairy tale inspiration thrown in. I also needed a family tree to keep track of all of the char...
  • Emma Holtrust
    2018-04-16
    I've enjoyed this book, but just as the first one in the series it has some issues.The writing is often forced - the author tries to be descriptive, but fails. However, the plot is so good, so the twists kept me reading.It was a satisfying ending to the duology, though I wish the end was a little more worked out.Overall, a very easy read - I finished it in a day - that has some flaws but is still enjoyable for any fairytale lover!
  • Darla
    2018-04-16
    I waited to read this until after I had finished Spindle Fire so I missed getting this one in before publication as originally intended. There were things I loved about this one like Isbe's story arc and the men in her life. I found Aurora's story to be less compelling and it is there were a star is lost. I have closure, but am a bit disappointed. Perhaps too many stories were being told at once?
  • ☆Stephanie☆
    2018-04-13
    I'm so excited to be a part of this blog tour: as I was a member of the #SpindleSquad, I hold a special place in my heart for Lexa's books. I loved Spindle Fire, so I knew I would love Winter Glass.Though it didn't end how I would have liked...but that's a big spoiler and I won't reveal that.Anyhoo, onto the review!!Title: Winter Glass (Spindle Fire #2)Author: Lexa HillyerPublisher: HarperTeen, 2018 (April 10)Genre: YA Fairy Tales, YA Fantasy, YA...
  • Samantha
    2018-04-15
    Um. Why has a glass slipper suddenly turned up as a vitally important object in a Sleeping Beauty retelling?And that's only one of many problems. This is really a 2.5 star book in terms of quality, but it reads fast and I was entertained, if irritated by its many poorly-conceived elements.