Review: Spindle by W.R. Gingell

Spindle by W.R. GingellSpindle by W.R. Gingell

Series: Two Monarchies Sequence #1

Genre: Fantasy

Source: Ebook, purchased

Publishing Date: 2015

377 pages

Synopsis: She’s not a princess . . . but then, he’s no prince. 

Polyhymnia is deep in enchanted sleep. High in a tower, behind an impenetrable barrier of magical thorns, she sleeps, dreams, and falls ever deeper into her curse. 

Woken by a kiss, Poly finds herself in an alien world where three hundred years have passed and everyone she has ever known is dead. Luck, the enchanter who woke her, seems to think she is the princess. Understandable, since he found her asleep on the princess’ bed, in the royal suite, and dressed in the princess’ clothes. 

Who cursed Poly? Why is someone trying to kill her and Luck? Why can’t she stop falling asleep? 
And why does her hair keep growing? 

Sometimes breaking the curse is just the beginning of the journey.

My thoughts

I loved this fantasy! W.R. Gingell is fast becoming one of my favorite fantasy authors. Several of the books and series I’ve read are a fairytale retelling which is what this book also is. It uses the Sleeping Beauty fairytale as its basis and then turns it all around.

I really enjoyed the story and the characters. The author often adds some romance without that taking over the story and I like that. She also has lots of humor in the book which is always fun. The world building is also interesting. Polyhymnia is woken from a very deep sleep and she doesn’t have much memory of why she fell asleep or exactly who she is. And she keeps falling asleep. Luck is the enchanter who woke her up with a kiss. He thinks she’s a princess and she keeps insisting she isn’t and that she doesn’t have any magic. Luck and Poly bicker and disagree about lots of things, but they also have each other’s back. The two of them embark on a journey and face many adventures. A very good book!

I’ve still got a lot of questions which is great since there are more books in this series. The book has a very satisfying ending, but lots of room for the next book to start where this left off. And it has different main characters. And lots of cats!

I’ve already got the next book in the series–Blackfoot–and will read it soon.

Have you read any books by this author?

My Rating: B+

Reading Challenges

Swords and Stars Reading Challenge hosted by MsNoseinaBook–A fantasy book inspired by a fairytale

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

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