Published by Egmont USA on 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.
Short and Sweet:
When reflecting on Kill Me Softly, the first word that pops into my head is… odd. There is something, initially, familiar about this book. Like pieces of a puzzle that you have seen before, but are not exactly sure how they are going to fit this time around. Kill Me Softly has plenty of fairy tale qualities to it, but nothing came to together as I anticipated. This is not a happily ever after type read. It is beautifully tragic with secrets lying around every corner.
Kill Me Softly was a book that took time for me to warm up to. No matter how much I think about this book, I just cannot find the right words to describe it. Kill Me Softly is unlike any other fairy tale type book that I have ever come across. Equal parts enchanting and gruesome make Kill Me Softly one book that I could not ignore. However, not all plot threads seem to be resolved fully, so I am crossing my fingers in hope for a sequel of some sorts.