Winter Glass Book Review
Updated: Apr 7, 2018
"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, & 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! & no wonder. On the one hand, you have Aurora, meek & silent, who must learn how to find, not only her voice, but her strength & courage. On the other, you have Isbe, wild & free, who has her own journey of self-growth to go on, though hers centers around finding love & truth, & learning how to see both in the dark. This book resonated with me in so many ways. It's a fairy tale retelling, which we all know I love, but it's also a love story. It's a coming of age/growing up & finding out who you really are & what you really want to be story, & it's a story about the bonds of sisterhood, family, & friendship, & how far we're willing to go to keep those ties from breaking. 5 stars! **** 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 lineage, her true identity begins to take shape and her legacy becomes as 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.