Kill Me Softly

Kill Me Softly

by Sarah Cross

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ISBN-13: 9781606844953
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/27/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 518,837
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.78(d)
Lexile: HL720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sarah Cross lives in New York and loves fairy tales in all their incarnations. Visit her online at www.sarahcross.com.

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Kill Me Softly 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Joie-de-Lire More than 1 year ago
Holy WOW. This book is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the BEST fairy tale retellings I've ever read. Sarah Cross's concept of these modern fairy tale curses is so original and so unbelievably creative that I fell head over heels for the world of Beau Rivage. I loved how Cross weaves together all these classic fairy tale stories and elements so that each of the characters could all coexist together. But if you think that these are your Disney happily-ever-after stories, then think again! These are dark Grimm brothers fairy tales--they're gruesome and slightly creepy and I freakin' loved every minute of it! NOw let's talk abou the fabulous assortment of characters in this story. OH. My. Gosh. These characters. Well to start off, there's just about a character from every classic fairy tale present in this one book! The modern representations of Snow White, the Huntsman, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, and the Beast were all spot-on in their portrayal while still giving them originality.These characters are all pretty cynical because of their respective curses/destinies, but I think that gives them all a lot of complexity. One the one hand, they want to fight their destiny, but they also know it's ultimately inevitable. Mira, the protagonist, was a great character, though admittedly, it took me some time to warm up to her. The character that really stole the show for me was Blue Valentine. I totally thought he was your average cocky bad-boy, but never have I been so happy to be wrong! Blue is one of the most selfless, kind, swoon-worthy characters I've ever encountered!. After learning everything he'd been through, realizing the reasons for his actions, I just wanted to give him a big fat hug. The only thing keeping this book from a 5 star rating is the 3rd person narration. It kept me from really connecting with the main character, but I will admit that this gives the story a more fairy-tale-esque vibe. With regards to POV, I think it's just a personal preference kind of thing. The dictation was just absolutely beautiful and there were so many passages I marked to quote! Rating: 4.5 stars!! All in all: LOVED this book. The concept of the interconnected fairy tales in the modern world is just fabulously written, and I can't wait for a companion novel!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't get enough. Great read with lots of details. Full of drama, suspense, sexual tension, grimm connections with a twist, and more. Warning though...it starts off a little slow and odd....but then really picks up and new understandings for the start.
mrsinserra More than 1 year ago
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. There are many “modern fairy tale” novels out there as well as TV shows so I was hoping that Ms.Cross would be able to bring something different from all the rest, and let me just say, she brought it. I was hooked from the beginning. First I wanted to know why Mira wasn’t allowed to go back to her birthplace, then I wanted to know who these brother’s were, then what was Mira’s curse… the list goes on and on. As soon as I thought I knew the answer to a question, I had more questions. This is a good thing. Kill Me Softly kept me intrigued and on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Kill Me Softly has romance, a bad boy, a “perfect” gentleman, princes, princesses, though they don’t actually live in castles, heroes, heroines, everything that a good fairy tale has, even a happy ending. One of the things I loved about this book was that there is an ending for the two main characters. There is not a huge cliff hanger, but there are enough sub-plots and other characters that the next book in the series should hopefully follow one or two other characters, only mentioning Mira briefly so we know what is going on with her and if any unfinished business needs to be cleared up. I don’t know for sure, but that is what I would do. This book does not have any graphic sex, but it is mentioned and there is at least one sex scene, almost. Because of this, I would recommend this book primarily to older high school kids and adults. Adults will really get into Kill Me Softly if they have a pretty good knowledge of the original Grimm Fairy Tales, the ones that really were not so pretty. I received this book as an ARC. I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist you in recognizing books that you might enjoy and also to assist parents and teachers in recommending appropriate books for your kids to read. Please read more of my reviews on my blog: sarahereads(dot)wordpress(dot)com
swimmergirl0621 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Mirabelle Lively is just about to turn 16 years old and all her life she has been, told what to do and been overly protected by her fairy godmothers. All she wants is to see her parents graves, find out where they had lived, and to know them. Whenever she has asked about her parents or wanted to visit the town she was born in Beau Rivage, they refuse. So, if they won't let her go, she was determined to go on her own. In the middle of the night, with the help of a couple friends, Mira runs away from home and to the one place her godmother's never wanted her to go. Where she meets a cast of fairy tale characters. First, two brothers, one of them is charming and eager to help her and the other a rude and mean guy who is determined to get her to stay as far away from him and his brother as he can.So, I didn't know what to expect when I got this book from netgalley but, I was really excited because I enjoy watching the show Once Upon a Time and it seemed like the book would be similar. It was, in a few ways except these are the happy and fun filled Disney fairy tales that we grew up watching. They are the dark Grimm's fairytales. Now, I personally was not super familiar with most of these darker ones, but Sarah Cross does a good job of explaining a few and I enjoyed that aspect very much. I really liked Mira as a character, in the beginning of the story she was sheltered and had no idea what she was getting herself into by the time she arrived in the town of Beau Rivage and by the end of it, she has a home there and friends who mean the world to her. While reading this book I was torn, I don't know about you guys but I usually get so mad when I start a book and the main character (usually a girl) meets a guy and automatically fall in love with him, without knowing anything about him or what love really means. So, at first I was mad and I hate it when that happens but, the more I thought about it (and trust me I thought about it a lot while reading this book) It did make sense for her to fall in love without knowing much about the guy because to me at least in some of the fairytales that is what happens. Boy meets girl or, girl meets boy and they fall madly in love and live happily ever after. Overall, I really did enjoy this book, I felt like it was something new and different that I haven't normally read and I couldn't put the book down, I love it when two characters have a witty banter together that can make me smile and enjoy the book even more ( I always wish that I could be witty) It was fun picturing all the different fairytale characters in the different people she met throughout the story and learning about the darker versions of the fairytales. I had so many thoughts and feelings going through my mind and that is what makes me really enjoy a book. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who loves fairy tales, enjoys the show Once Upon a Time, or just wants to read something out of the ordinary. It was a pretty quick and enjoyable read and I really hope that Sarah Cross continues to write books from this fairytale world she has created!!
DarkFaerieTales on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales Quick & Dirty: Love, trust, and friendship are put to the test in this darkly beautiful modern take on fairy tales.Opening Sentence: Birthdays were wretched, delicious things when you lived in Beau Rivage.The Review:Sarah Cross blends fairy tales with reality, and illustrates what that means for cursed teens as they learn about themselves and those around them. Mira, the protagonist, is an orphan who lives with her two strict, but loving godmothers. Mira is not allowed to do lots of things, including visit her parent¿s hometown of Beau Rivage. Mira accepts her godmother¿s rules as caring eccentricities except for the ban on Beau Rivage. A few days before her sixteenth birthday, Mira runs away and heads to the one place that she knows her parents were before they died.Mira is stubborn and defensive, but just wants to feel like she belongs somewhere in the world. I think she uses scathing remarks to protect herself from getting close to someone who may one day leave and hurt her. She is also impulsive, and takes risks that might cause her harm. When she arrives in Beau Rivage with little money and no plan for what she intended to do once she got there, Mira hangs out in a casino until she can figure out what to do next. There she meets Blue and Freddie, two guys her age who warn her away from the casino that Blue¿s family owns because he has a brother, Felix, who will take advantage of her situation as an orphan in an unfamiliar town. Mira scornfully rejects Blue¿s pleas to leave, and hides out in the casino.Blue is named so for his blue hair, and comes across as a rebellious teenager who has friends, but keeps them at a distance. He jokes around to hide his emotions, and does what he can to make girls, especially Mira, hate him. We find out later that this has to do with what type of curse he has. Freddie, on the other hand, is sweet, innocent, and and fiercely devoted. His personality also fits in with what type of curse he has. It turns out that many of the citizens in Beau Rivage have some sort of curse tied to familiar fairy tales.There are all sorts of classifications of curses that play out over and over throughout history that Mira is confronted with. At first she doesn¿t believe it, but she has a role to play like the others in town. Many of their curses are intertwined with each other. For example, one girl¿s curse is to be hated and envied by her stepmother, and their gardener/general errand boy who loves and hates her will one day be ordered by the stepmother to cut out the girl¿s heart. This is the classic Snow White tale for the modern age. The girl, Viv, treats the gardener, Henley with either disgust or admiration, causing mixed signals between them that may one day lead to her death. Mira learns that there are deadly consequences for choices she can make.While Mira is learning more about the hidden part of her past and the other cursed teens in Beau Rivage, Blue¿s brother Felix has been successfully romancing her despite everyone¿s warnings about him. Mira has never felt like she was wanted romantically before, which is why she falls head over heels for Felix. It is only near the end of the novel and when her life is in serious danger that Mira finally confronts the truth behind the rumors about Felix. Mira learns a lesson in humility as she realizes that she doesn¿t have to go through life alone, and should realize that there are more people out there who care about her than she ever realized.Mira thinks that she can find out who she is by visiting her parent¿s hometown, but instead is handed a new life that she never could have dreamed of, and it turns out for the better. I would recommend this novel for anyone who likes modern twisted fairy tales and vibrant, emerging romance.Notable Scene:¿I want to show Mira.¿¿Show me what?¿ Mira asked.¿Things you didn¿t see before. Look between the cracks.¿Mira studied the crowd before her,not sure what she was looking for. A band p
AmberFIB on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Kill Me Softly is a bit predictable, but it is still a good read. I enjoyed the world that Cross created, and I hope to revisit it again soon in the future. I have no idea if there is a sequel to this book or not, but I feel that some loose ends weren't tied up as neatly as they could have been had this been a standalone novel. However, the ending was satisfying enough that if there is no sequel, I won't feel like the story is lacking an ending. The characters are likable and well-developed, and the plot is intriguing. I'd recommend Kill Me Softly to anyone who likes fantasy novels or would love to read a retelling of fairy tales. Mirabelle is a sweet character, and I liked her. She was immature sometimes. Also she was a bit too naive, , and I really wanted to smack her part of the time. Furthermore, every mistake she made was extremely predictable. I knew what she was going to do before she did, I think. Maybe that's because she was so sheltered growing up, but that was a bit annoying at times. Blue and Felix, the two love interests, were both very interesting. They weren't stock characters at all. At first, they seemed like they may be, but as with everything else in Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems. I don't want to go into more detail because I don't want to spoil the story for anyone. My favorite part of the book was the world that Cross created within Beau Rivage. This world is unique and mysterious. The world-building in this novel was fantastic. It wasn't overdone, but I understood everything that was going on. I felt like I'd stepped into the book and entered this strange universe that Cross has created. The plot was intriguing, but it was predictable. I had everything figured out long before Mira did. Also, there is a bit of insta-love, and I really hate insta-love. I just feel that the female leads need to be a little more independent and a little less boy crazy in most YA books anymore. This novel focuses a lot on the instant romance, and the plot almost revolves around it. I'm assuming that's the reason for the swoony female, and I'm not sure how it could have been done better. I just wish that the relationship had progressed some. The mysterious parts of the story were well done, but as I stated, I did have them figured out long before the big reveals. That's okay though because I do that with most books. The fairy tales stuck more to the original Grimm's Fairy Tales, which I loved. Overall, I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy, romance, or fairy-retelling. Cross has created a unique and enthralling world that you'll want to see more of.
psteinke1122 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
GoodReads Synopsis: 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.My Thoughts: I thought this was an incredibly clever book. Cross was able to create a world where fairy tales are played out in each generation¿and we aren¿t talking the Disney sanitized version of the fairy tales, and they are grim. As these tales are played out in each generation they are tweaked enough to accommodate the fact that it¿s the 21st century. For example, Mira is walking through Beau Rivage with her friends when she notices two girls and as something catches her eye she sees both these girls have bandaged feet. She deduces that these are Cinderella¿s step-sisters because in the original version of the story the sisters cut toes off their feet to try and fit into the glass slipper. I¿ve never read the original Grimm¿s tales, and this book, more than any other I have read, makes me want to do just that.There was the usual bit of ¿instant love¿¿but in this case, I think it helped the storyline with Felix. Felix¿s curse is as a romantic, in other words women are supposed to fall head over heels in love with him. Maybe Mirabelle did it a little faster than most, but it helped the story along. And let¿s be honest¿the fairy tales is where I think the whole ¿instant love¿ thing originates from.The other characters are just fun. Did you ever wonder what Beast was like before he was cursed and became Beast? What about Prince Charming? I loved Cross¿s interpretation of these characters before their curses kick in. As much as I complain about stories becoming series¿I would love to see more from Cross along this line or with these characters. This book, ¿Kill Me Softly¿, easily ranks as a new favorite of mine!
TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Mirabelle has lived with her godmothers since her parents were killed in a fire in their hometown of Beau Rivage. He godmothers love her but are very protective with all sorts of strange rules Mira has to follow. One of the rules is that Mira never go to Beau Rivage. As her 16th birthday approaches, Mira hatches a plot to run away and discover why her family is so opposed to her going there. It does not take long for her to discover that Beau Rivage and everyone there, are very special indeed. Fairy Tales are real and Mira has her own curse to deal with.I enjoyed this book. It is fun and romantic. The weaving of very real teens into fariy tales is pretty fun. But as a librarian, I have to bump it down a bit because like so many of the YA books I have read lately, the romance is SO intense. Ok, there is magic there and that has something to do with it but Mira seems all to willing to die for love. It did not stop my enjoying the book but it did give me pause. Get a grip, he is just a boy. A boy with evil magical powers, but still just a boy.
pither on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross follows Mira as she struggles to find the truth about her past, her parents, and just where she comes from. She¿s forbidden to go to the town of Beau Rivage, so like any good teenager, what does she do? She runs into a motley crew of other teens, all of whom¿similar to her¿bear a strange birthmark. Turns out Beau Rivage is a gathering place of fairy tales, (somewhat) normal people. Some want to simply live their lives, others revel in their romantic, adventurous, honourable or sordid fates. When Mira runs into the brothers Blue and Felix, the fun really begins. I can¿t say very much about the plot without spoilers, as the reader discovers secrets about Mira, Beau Rivage, and its inhabitants as Mira herself does.Kill Me Softly cam to be highly recommended, and I greatly enjoyed it. I love fairy tales, and it was a very interesting take to see them so¿ well, human. The fairy tales are treated almost as different species. For example (minor spoiler): Mira learns her category is a Somnolent, her role is princess, and her tale is Sleeping Beauty. It was fantastic reading about these teens just tossing such terms around, like how one is an Honour Bound from this tale, while another is a Princess from that tale.The characterization was excellent. Mira, Blue, and Felix are great characters in their own rights, but the crowd of secondary characters are what makes it a joy to read. Got to say, Henley the Huntsman is my favourite in all his pissy, brooding glory. At some points I had to wonder why Mira was taking certain paths, but Cross wrote her in a believable way. She came across as an occasionally confused, often stubborn girl, a typical teenager. I really like how she twisted her fate, using it rather than becoming a victim to it.My favourite part thought has got to be the humour. Cross writes it brilliantly, enough to make you snicker to yourself without descending into farce. The twitterpated animals fawning after Viv and Freddie always cracked me up.Overall, loved it, an excellent read. Good plot, great characters, excellent humour. I also quite liked the ending¿ Just enough of a twist to keep you happy and wondering if there¿s more books coming for Beau Rivage!
yearningtoread on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Kill Me Softly by Sarah CrossPages: 336Release Date: April 10th, 2012Date Read: 2012, April 8th-10thReceived: ARC from NetGalleyRating: 3.5/5 starsRecommended to: 16+SUMMARY -Mirabelle has lived a sheltered life since her parents died in a fire - the fire that had interrupted Mira's christening and swallowed them alive. Now Mira lives with her godmothers, Elsa and Bliss. They've protected her from harm - and from every day life, like boyfriends and parties and getting her ears pierced. She's never resented them - she knows they mean well. But if she's going to get answers about her parents and who they were, she's going to have to travel to the one place her godmothers have absolutely forbidden her to go: Beau Rivage, the city where she was born. After nine months of planning, Mira makes her escape...and finds herself lost in a world where storybooks are real, heroes take the stage, villains destroy, fairy tale endings are determined by a special mark, and there is no way of getting out.MY THOUGHTS -This book is a page-turner if I ever saw (read) one! The first chapter or so sets up the story nicely, without an info-dump, and then it's off - mercilessly dragging you along until the ride is over. And by golly, it's a wild one!I enjoyed myself immensely while reading Kill Me Softly. It's an excellent read. However, I did take issue with how carnal it was at times... I know that fairy tales are dark, and sometimes carnal, but this book went further than that. (Read the For the Parents section below for more info.) Besides that, I just adore this book. Sarah Cross's writing delivers clear and crisp images. It didn't blow me away, but at times it really stood out to me the way she worded things. I plan on reading whatever else she publishes!CHARACTER NOTES -This book proves everything I believe about good looks and falling in love. Admittedly, when I first read Blue's description, all I could think was, "...Seriously?" But my my my... By the end of the book, I had decided that blue hair, blue eyebrows and facial piercings are the hottest things ever!Blue. Is. AWESOME! I totally fell for him, loved his character SO MUCH. And because of that, looks don't matter. I'm quite sure a few other Kill Me Softly fans can attest to this same exact thing.The mystery that is Blue... Ahhh... He was a breath of fresh air. As his character, his past, and what lies in his future slowly become apparent, I could not help falling for him with every new word he spoke, every action he made. True love? Yes, please!Mira is the kind of girl who is determined, not rebellious. I love and respect this about her. She didn't run away to spite her godmothers or get drunk or sleep around. She ran away because of the calling she felt in Beau Rivage. I heard that some readers were annoyed by her, but I definitely wasn't. She didn't always make the right decisions and often couldn't see what was RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER. But that leads to the great part about her - she comes around, sees for cryin' out loud, and doubly makes up for her bad decisions with her bravery, love, and selfless nature.Felix - ach! He had me wondering from the moment he was introduced. I guessed some of his story before but honestly I had no idea I was right so I didn't really hold onto it... But holy gracious it was intense!!The others are also amazing. I love this cast and still think about it to this day. Every individual was unique and pulled his or her own weight in the story. And they made me laugh, which is always a bonus.STORY NOTES -So, you always hear of love triangles... Every heard of a love "square"? 1 girl, 3 guys? Haha! Cheesy, I know. Well, in this book, you will experience this, possibly (probably?) for the first time. I was so skeptical at first of the love triangle, and then the third guy was introduced and I was like, "Hey, this actually works!" Sarah Cross mastered it! I can't said who the three guys are but...trust me, you'll lov
lilcrickit on LibraryThing 10 months ago
When Mira is first are introduced , she seems sweet but once she gets to Beau Rivage, her attitude changes. She seems lost and angry.That is until she meets Felix, who instantly bedazzles her and she becomes attached to him. Now, here is where I have issues with this book because Mira is fifteen and Felix is in his 20s, and he is coming on to her in a very sexually intoxicating manner. The poor girl is dizzy, literally from the lustiness(I am quite sure this is not a word, but I'm using it). Felix has a brother Blue, who Mira initially met when she arrived and he tried his best to get her to leave. I think the chemistry between Mira and Blue is so funny and the most interesting. She meets others just like her in this town and Mira feels like her new friends are keeping her in the dark, as they won't tell her anything, except stay away from Felix. Torn between her supposed love for Felix and the possible danger, she believes that she knows him better than they do, after a matter of days. Seriously!The story is great and completely not what I expected. One of the cool things I really liked about this book are the marks that identify what story that the characters belong.Beau Rivage is full of fairy tale tragedies, and everyone knows their fate. The thing is no matter how hard they may try to change their path, destiny gets in the way. Mira wants to be the exception to this rule, that's if she survives her curse, and finds out what her trigger is before it is too late. Dark, witty and original this is a great book about love and destiny.
ljldml on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Kill Me Softlyby Sarah CrossEgmont USAavailable April 10 2012received from NetGalley for reviewWhen I was a kid, I used to watch a Saturday morning cartoon called "Fractured Fairy Tales" where a funny dog explained to a small boy the true stories behind some of the fairy tales we read as children.This book puts an entirely new spin on the 'fractured fairy tale' idea. All I can say is WOW. I really, really liked this book. The main character is a 15 year old girl who was raised by her godmothers (get it?) far away from her homeland. She is protected from everything. She can't even use a pair of scissors because the godmothers are afraid she may get hurt. Sound familiar? Well, this isn't a Disney story. She goes to a town called Beau Rivage to look for the gravestones of her deceased parents. She meets all sorts 'cursed' individuals who also lead not so fairy tale lives. A beautiful girl whose stepmom wants her dead, a 'prince' who must wait for his princess and wake her with a kiss, and several other bizarre characters. Not really a spoiler, but I have to add this part. I must have a warped sense of humor because I found this just hilarious. Two sisters who tried to 'make the shoe fit'. One cut off her big toe, and the other chopped off a piece of her heel. They limp around town with bandages of their feet. By the way, forgot to mention, the main character's name is Mirabelle. How's that for a fairy tale name?The one part of this book that truly bothered me, Mirabelle, at 15 years of age contemplates having a relationship with an older man. He is Felix, the manager of a local casino. He is also a strange fairy tale character in this bizarre group of characters.. I know, I'm probably just a prude, but the idea of a 15 year old girl sleeping with a 21 year old guy just bothered me. Anyways, I loved this story. Loved the characters. They were colorful and downright fun. I had to laugh at Beauty and Snow White, while cringing at the character of the beast. I loved the prince who comes to the rescue, but.....my favorite character? Blue. Wait till you read his story. He's a funny, wise mouthed, snarky kid who tries hard to keep everyone at arms length. Overall, this is an incredible book. A wonderful story with an idea so different from everything else on the bookshelves right now!I think most YA and teens would love this book. The characters are wonderful, and the writing is just amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt think I would enjoy this book as much as I did. It kept me entertained, I loved the characters. Mira is a bit naive about her love interest. I will be reading this many more times. If you like fairy tales or just really good books, read this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story's plot was absolutely AMAZING and I loved every second of this book. I loved the idea of fairy tales in modern day, and the roles that people played in this book. I also loved the romance part of this book and the excitment and anticipation that this book kept up. However, the ending was not as good as I had hoped. SPOILER ALERT: so I did not like how we do not know what will happen to Felix, and what his next move will be. I also did not like that we are left guessing about what Freddie will do, now that Mira has chosen Blue. Other than this, I loved this book and seriously reccomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a fan of fiction and literature, I always have a soft spot for fairy tales . Variations intrigue me and this one was entertaining . However, a lot of the plot happens within the period of a week, I know this is fiction AND a fairytale but falling in love with someone in one week??? In addition, the main character seemed to have all of the other characters figured out and mad when they wouldn't trust her. Hello! The have only known you a few days. Other than the unrealistic guardian reaction to the teen rebellion the book has colorful characters not your typical beauty and the beast,snow white or cinderella. Fun to read will keep you to the end but consider other tales however to get your money's worth. :)
BookandCraftAddiction More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It took me a while to get through it, but that was simply because of everything going on around here, not because the book was slow to get into. The book introduces Mirabelle, or Mira as she is called to friends, who is an orphan and lives with her two godmothers in a small town. All she wants for her upcoming sixteenth birthday is to see her parents graves in the town where she was born. So she decides to run away to this town she has been forbidden to visit by the godmothers. Here she learns exactly who she is and what her destiny entails. This is a retelling of a fairy tale but it is an awesome retelling in a new and different way. I give it 5 stars.
MidWest_Connection More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely a "tween" book. A lot of repetition of "feelings". Mira the main character is constantly trying to figure out her feelings for Felix and later Blue. I assume that's what makes it a tween book, cause teenagers will do that constantly. I wish there was more about her godparents, I would've like to have gotten to know them better. Although I did like the premise of the story, it dragged in spots making a tad tedious. The last couple of chapters took off and almost made the whole story worthwhile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved how you never knew who were the bad guys or good guys!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O my gosh. This book looks absolutely amazing. I wish it was a sample. All in all, I think this looks like an amazing series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While reading this book, everything felt real. While reading the book i was also watching once upon a time and that show and this book seem so similar. Both have the concept of many people being under a curse and it needing to be broken. The book is simply amazing, i couldnt put it down, i would defiently would reccomend it for someone
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There has to be another book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago