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Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
Publication Date: April 10th, 2012
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.
I know there are a bunch of fairytale retellings circulating the YA market right now, but Kill Me Softly sounds amazing. I also happen to have a thing for fairytales (not to be mistaken for my thing for strong character voice or compelling plot lines) Plus, the pitch is funny. Snow White? Prince Charming? The pitch is kind of making fun of them. :D