26 Apr 2012

Book Review - Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

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.

The Goodreads Page can be found here.

My Review  

OMG what a great YA fiction story.  I have to be honest and say, straight up, that the cover did draw me into this one.  There's just something about an innocent rose covered in what looks like blood that makes me think, what on earth is this story is about, I just had to find out what that was about.  I was so glad that I did.

This story is not like any story I have read before.  It has a great mix of various fairytales intertwined with various characters that Mirabelle meets when she ends up in her birthplace, Beau Rivage.  Mirabelle wants to find out more about her past and more about her parents who died when she was little so just before she turns sixteen she decides to go and find out.  Little does she know that there are far more secrets in Beau Rivage than she could have ever expected.

Not only does this story have a great spin on fairytales but it does have that classic love triangle with Mirabelle being smack bang in the middle of.  What will she choose.

I absolutely loved this story and for all those out there who love a bit of love triangle romance mixed with fairytale magic, this is the story for you....

My Video Review

Best wishes

Debs :-)


Anonymous said...

The cover drew me in as well on this book. I thought it was paint at first, but now looking at it, it could be blood. Did it remind you at all of once upon a time on ABC? thats what i got from the synopsis.. Im not into love triangles but it seems to be a given this day and time with YA for some reason...great review