Review: Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

Posted January 14, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 2 Comments

Review: Kill Me Softly by Sarah CrossKill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
Series: Beau Rivage
Published by EgmontUSA on 4/10/2012
Genres: Fairytale, Retelling, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: eBook
Source: Own
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Also in this series: Tear You Apart
Also by this author: Tear You Apart

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.

Things I enjoyed about Kill Me Softly

  • Fairytale Retelling: freaking love them
  • Includes fairytales that aren’t redone very much.
  • Bad boy with a good heart
  • Friends that will help you regardless of their problems
  • Empowerment of sorts
  • Characters that don’t want to fate or destiny to determine their lives
  • Realizing the weight of choices made
  • The cover!

 

Favorite Quote

“You went out and made magic. Made your own wishes comes true.” ~Page 308

About Sarah Cross

Sarah Cross is the author of the fairy tale novels Kill Me Softly and Tear You Apart (coming January 2015), the superhero novel Dull Boy, and the Wolverine comic “The Adamantium Diaries.” She loves fairy tales, lowbrow art, secret identities and silence.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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