Monday, April 9, 2012

Kill Me Softly

Kill Me Softly

Sarah Cross


April 10, 2012

"Clever fun."—Kirkus Reviews

"Incorporating suspense and romance, this contemporary, edgy, Grimm-based novel is an entertaining and well-written entry in the crowded but popular genre."—Booklist

Mirabelle's past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents' tragic deaths to her guardians' half-truths about why she can't return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could have imagined.

In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy who's a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are played out again and again.

But fairy tales aren't pretty things, and they don't always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate, Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy tale curses of their own . . . brothers who share a dark secret. And she'll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns.

Like a lot of the books that I pick to read it was the cover that drew me in, the cover is beautiful in a creepy way. 

Mirabelle or Mira, has lived a sheltered life. She has lived with her two godmothers after her mother and father were killed when she was just a baby. Just before her sixteenth birthday Mira decides to run away to Beau Rivage, the place where her parents were killed. There she finds a little more than she's bargained for. 

It took me only one day to finish it, for me that's good because I normally read slow. I loved the author's twist on the fairy tales. I got emerged in the book, became part of it. 

This is one of my favorite retelling of fairy tales. The mix of mystery, fairy tales, and yes there was romance. It was fun guessing which character was from which fairy tale. The characters were great, I loved them all. The only thing I would say about it was the beginning was kind of slow for me, and the end was just the opposite, the end was fast. 

Thank you to Netgalley and EgmontUSA for the advanced reading copy!

4/5 Stars



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