Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

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"Clever fun."—Kirkus Reviews

"Incorporating suspense and romance, this contemporary, edgy, Grimm-based novel is an entertaining and well-written entry in the crowded but popular genre."—Booklist

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.


About Sarah Cross

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Sarah Cross loves fairy tales in all their incarnations. Her first novel, Dull Boy, is about another kind of myth-superheroes. Visit her online at
Published April 10, 2012 by EgmontUSA. 336 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mira can’t understand why everyone warns her not to spend time with Felix, and she quickly falls in love with him.

Feb 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Kill Me Softly

The Young Folks

Overall, it’s a pretty refreshing take on the fairy tale world.

Apr 04 2012 | Read Full Review of Kill Me Softly

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When she meets a handsome rebel, he tempts her to abandon everything for a different kind of life.As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her....

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