Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kill Me Softly by: Sarah Cross

Mirabelle's past is unknown, her parents are dead, and her guardians have forbidden her to return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to find some answers Mira runs away to Beau Rivage. Nothing is as it seems in Beau Rivage, a pale girl has a morbid interest in apples, an obnoxious playboy is a beast to everyone he meets and yet another guy has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life and are played out, again and agian. But fairy tales aren't always pretty and don't always end happily ever after. Mira has a role play, a destiny to embrace or fight. 

Everything about Kill Me Softly drew me in, starting from the title to the cover to the first chapter itself, (says a lot about my tastes doesn't it?). I really liked the way the story started without any wandering. What I mean is that Sarah Cross got right into her story without wasting time, she started with a purpose and delivered on the purpose. Another thing that I enjoyed was the fact that Sarah Cross never made Mira's fairy tale obvious. There was a clue and honestly I didn't figure it out. One thing that I especially liked was that fairy tales did not necessarily end happily ever after as many of the Disney movies make us believe. The actual fairy tales written by the Grimm Brothers are quite aptly grim and do not end with happily ever afters. This is brought out in Kill Me Softly. Watching these Disney movies makes us believe that we will have happily ever afters but that's not the real world, in the real world happily ever afters can't exist. I would give Kill Me Softly 4 stars.

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