Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

A weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

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 


  1. I really can't wait to read this one! I'm rather happy about all the fairytale retellings that are suddenly popping up everywhere, I just hope they're all great reads!

    I love your blog, I'm a new follower! :)

    My WoW

  2. This looks interesting, and I haven't seen it around yet. Great pick. Stop by and see our WoW at :-)

  3. Woooo for fairytale retellings! I'm glad you liked the look of the one I put up...this also looks great!

    I am still new so I would really appreciate it if you followed me! If you feel so inclined :-P x

  4. I love fairytale retellings too! especially the ones by Alex Flinn. Thanks for visiting My WoW You should definitely try Take A Bow!

    New follower!

  5. I am SO excited for this. It's up on NetGalley if you're interested - I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get approved. ;) Awesome choice!

    1. Thanks for telling me that! I doubt I can get approved for it, though. *looks at my measly follower count* XD It's fine, though. I can be patient and wait until the publication date. :) I hope you get approved. *crosses fingers*

  6. A great WoW pick, I am also looking forward to reading this one.

    Sharon @

  7. This looks great---I love fairy tale retellings!

  8. Wow I've never heard of this. It looks good.