Thursday, April 5, 2012

Review: Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

Title: Kill Me Softly
Author: Sarah Cross
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: EgmontUSA (April 10, 2012)
Source: ARC Copy provided by Publisher
Genre: YA Fairy Tale
My Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Description:
 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 Review:
  I knew the moment I saw the cover of this book I knew I needed to read it. It has a gorgeously morbid cover that just draws you in.

The fact that this is a modern rendition of one of my favorite fairy tales was just an added bonus. In fact there are a lot of characters in this story that have fairy tales of their own, some of them even stumped me as to who they least for a little while.

I love modernized retelling of fairy tales when they are done well and thankfully this one is done quite well. It was a really fun read.

I really loved the author's take on the fairy tales and the characters themselves. Actually, the characters are what made this story so unforgettable. I loved Mira, Blue, Freddie, Viv, Layla, really them all. There were so great. Blue especially. I loved his internal struggle with what he was and with his curse and I loved guessing what it was and exactly who he was suppose to be. I felt for him, he just longed to love and be loved. It was sad really, when loving someone could possibly kill them in the process.

This was just one of those really captivating, different fun reads that I really think anyone that loves fairy tales will really really enjoy.


  1. So glad to see great things being said about this book! It's near the top of my to-read list so I should be getting to it soon. :)

  2. I hope you like it too Nicola! It really was a great read. I will definitely be looking for more books from her in the future.

  3. Yeah, I just got this one and I am super excited to read it. Sounds really good. You can still do the read along, the questions are easy, I am not re reading it, I just don't have time either.

  4. I just might do that then, thanks Heidi!

  5. OMG, I want to read this one so bad. Great review.

  6. I'm glad that you liked it. I've just posted my review and I was not in love with this one.

  7. I am sorry you didn't enjoy this one as much as I did Mel. Thanks for stopping by. I will check out your review too. :)

  8. I can't wait to read this one! Glad to see that you enjoyed it. And reading a stand alone novel can be really refreshing what with all the series anymore. Anyway, thanks for the review! :)

  9. Thanks so much Linny and I couldn't agree more. I love series but it is so nice to read a great stand alone once in a while. :)