The Cursed Rose (The Bone Spindle)

The Cursed Rose (The Bone Spindle)
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February 06, 2024
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The fate of a cursed kingdom rests on ancient secrets, broken promises, and fierce friendships in this gasp-worthy final book of the bestselling twisted fairytale Bone Spindle series.

**Perfect for fans of Margaret Rogerson, Holly Black, and Marissa Meyer**

Not all curses should be broken. Not all fairytales end happily ever after.

Fi is a prisoner. Briar, a monster. Shane's a warrior. And Red is a traitor. What was once a formidable group of four fighting to reawaken the kingdom is now ruptured, torn apart by the wicked Spindle Witch.

Confined to a tower with the monstrous Briar Rose, Fi is caught in the Spindle Witch’s ever-tightening web. With the Spindle Witch on the verge of finding the Siphoning Spells and crushing Andar—with Fi’s help, no less—Fi’s only hope lies in decoding the ancient riddle of the Rose Witches before she loses Briar forever.

Shane is desperate to save Andar—and her partner. She’s on the hunt for a weapon left by the mysterious Lord of the Butterflies, which holds the key to the Spindle Witch’s demise. Her love for Red has only fortified. But Red’s betrayal puts her in danger from a new enemy—the Spindle Witch’s executioner, the Wraith, a witch as powerful as he is cruel.

The future of Andar lies in the secrets of its past. Fi and Shane must take on the greatest lost ruin of them all—the Tomb of Queen Aurora.

Filled with vicious bone monsters, new alliances, and surprises at every turn, prepare to be swept away by this taut, clever, and heart-filled series conclusion.

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If you have come for the fairytale ending of the trilogy, then you have come to the right book in THE CURSED ROSE. Things start with Fi locked in The Spindle Witch’s tower with Briar an unrecognizable silent bone beast. Shane and Red are with the refugees from Everlynd trying to figure out how to salvage the mess they are in to still save Andar.
We get the satisfaction of Fi finally getting a bit of revenge on Armand Bellicia and learning a bit more about Perrin and the Paper Witch. We learn how the Spindle Witch came to power and slowly the secrets to defeating her. Fi battles with insecurities that she is not the fated savior but the final solution proves that everything happens for a reason.
Many highlights of this finale kept me turning pages. I enjoyed Fi and Shane’s clever and death-defying romp through Aurora’s ancient tomb which was as fun as any Indiana Jones escape. Shane and Red’s relationship is steadfast and compelling throughout. Fi keeps her plans close so we are guessing as much as anyone else how she will defeat the Spindle Witch.
Overall, this was a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. I do wish there had been a bit more interaction between Fi and Briar for a steamy romance but Red and Shane’s relationship gave us that in spades. I highly recommend this series for fans of Sleeping Beauty or Fairytale Retellings in general.
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