Kill Me SoftlyBook - 2012
"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.
From the critics
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Other: Not much inappropriate scenes, but a few suggestive comments and a dude looks down a girls top. Warning- Some heated make-out sessions.
Other: Rape culture - a boy touches at a girls legs and calls her sexy after she tells him to touch her. A girl is also kissed on various parts of her body without consent.
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All Mira wants for her 16th birthday is to learn more about her parents. Her god-mothers who took her in after her parents died in a fire at her christening party are very overprotective and have never let Mira go into the city to find her parent’s graves. But now, on the cusp of adulthood, Mira isn’t going to let them hold her back any more. She concocts a plan to run away from home, but Beau Rivage, isn’t as glamorous as it seemed. Without money or friends Mira is having a tough time tracking down her parent’s resting place when she stumbles into a casino owned by the Valentine brothers. Felix, the handsome older brother, offers to help Mira in her search and give her a place to stay. Blue, the hostile younger brother, seems determined to run her out of town. But when Mira discovers the truth, that her parents, herself and almost everyone in Beau Rivage have been cursed with fairy tale fates, she can’t leave without trying to break her curse.