Sep 232015
 
Review: SpindleSpindle (Two Monarchies Sequence #1) by W.R. Gingell
Published by Self published on Aug 10, 2015
Genres: Fantasy
Format: eARC from Netgalley
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Rating: three-stars

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.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book was highly imaginative. It felt so creative and intriguing once I settled into it, but it did take quite a lot to get there.

Without a doubt, the first part of the book was very confusing. As a reader you’re thrown right into the action of a crazy fairy tale retelling, but there are so many things not explained. Everything is creative and fun, but also confusing as there is no basis of understanding.

Once you get into the later part of the story, everything seems to come together and I definitely felt like I had a handle on the world and rules. There are still some surprises, but they seemed easier to accept and understand.

In terms of creativity, I’m not sure this story has an equal as it was just so unique, but the delivery does leave something to be desired. It’s hard to draw readers in if they have to work to understand what is happening right from page one.

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