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.
Thanks Around the World ARC Tours for the book!
Kill Me Softly is a retelling of all kinds of fairy tales. The heroine of the book is Mira, a girl who’s sixteenth birthday is right around the corner. She leaves her two guardians behind, and journeys to a town she is forbidden to visit. There she meets all kinds of interesting people, from a boy named Blue, who’s mission in life is to get on her nerves, to a boy named Freddie, who’s the sweetest guy on the planet. With two new friends, or something, in tow, she searches for her family and for her own meaning in life. She meets Felix, extravagant casino owner who steals her heart and so much more.
This book is a quick read, full of twists and turns. Honestly, when I started the book I expected something along the lines of Once Upon a Time (which is a fabulous show by the way), but it was nothing like it. At times, I wasn’t sure what exactly I was getting myself into. There aspects of the book that I wasn’t too happy with, just because they were a bit awkward/weird? My favorite part of the book was exploring all the different fairy tales how they were first written. I had the villain figured out from the beginning because I have a thing for fairy tales, and it was fun seeing all the characters coming alive.
This book is now available wherever books are sold. If you’ve read it, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. I’m glad I got to read it, even though I probably won’t be rereading it! 🙂