Kiss of the Spindle: A Steampunk Sleeping Beauty
Author: Nancy Campbell Allen
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Published: July 3rd, 2018
Paperback: 360 pages
FTC FYI: I received an ARC from the publisher, all views and opinions expressed are my own.
Doctor Isla Cooper is cursed. Literally. Each night, at the stroke of midnight she falls into a death-like sleep from which she cannot be awakened for six hours. To make it worse, the curse has an expiration date—after a year, it becomes permanent. And the year is almost up.
In a desperate attempt to find Malette—the witch who cursed her—Isla blackmails her way onto Daniel Pickett's private airship bound for the Caribbean, only to discover she's traveling with three illegal shapeshifters and the despicable Nigel Crowe, a government official determined to hunt down and exterminate every shapeshifter in England. Isla and Daniel must work together to keep the identities of the shapeshifters hidden while coming to terms with their own hidden secrets, and their blossoming attraction to each other.
Filled with suspense, intrigue, and plenty of romance, Kiss of the Spindle is steampunk Sleeping Beauty story. It is a race against the clock as Isla and Daniel try to hunt down the elusive Malette before Isla's death-like sleep becomes permanent.
Kiss of the Spindle is another amazing book from this talented author. Sleeping Beauty is my favorite Disney movie, I was so excited to read book and I was not at all disappointed. I loved it. The characters were spot on. Isla and Daniel are perfect. I also enjoyed the supporting characters too. Isla was so amazing. Her "no nonsense" way was fun and I loved the back and forth between her and Daniel. Not only is Isla tough, but is also extremely compassionate and caring. She had a great relationship with the others on the voyage. I enjoyed the mystery of the spell Isla is under and how she had to learn to rely on others for help. Daniel, oh Daniel. He was a dreamy delight. So protective and charismatic. I appreciated how the author planted several plots to keep the story going and didn't dump all the information. It was a perfect way to keep me reading and wanting more.
5 out of 5 stars.
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