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Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross Book Review

Kill Me Softly
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 stor
ies 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.
I’ve always loved fairytales, so after seeing some really great reviews for Kill Me Softly, I was super excited to read it. It was such an amazing book and it showed a darker side of fairytales. 

Kill Me Softly is about a girl, Mira, who goes to her birthplace of Beau Rivers to try to find out more concerning her past. There, she realizes that fairytales come to life and she may just be in the very center of one. 

I loved the storyline and the fact that all these fairytales were the original ones, the ones that didn’t necessarily have happy endings. The way that the fairytales were described to have come to life was also very believable in the way it was talked about in the story. The descriptions of them made me laugh out loud, along with the description of various different characters in the book (modern day prince, princesses and other fairy tale characters ;) 

Blue was such an amazing character! He’s so broken on the inside and only seemed to see the worst in himself, although he was anything but terrible. Mira was likable, although it did grate on my nerves how naive she could be at various times. The whole cast of characters, regular teenagers who played roles from Prince Charming to Snow White, were all so different, but awesome.

I was continually captivated by both the sweet and darker twists all the fairy tales had. The new takes on certain fairy tales and the quest of Mira to discover more about her past both made the storyline very interesting.

Kill Me Softly is something I’d highly, highly recommend, especially to fairytale lovers. I’d give it 4 out of 5 flowers.


  1. This sounds awesome!! :) Just like something I might love :) I love fairy tales and great characters. Great review :)

  2. I got this from the library a while ago, but never got around to reading it! Now I REALLY have to because your review makes me regret that I didn't the first time :) The characters sound great as does this different world with all these fairy tales. Great job!

    Sunny @ Blue Sky Bookshelf

  3. I already read this last year... But I didn't like it that much >_< I agree that Mira can be too naive sometimes. I'm glad that you like it much better than I do :)

  4. This book could be awesome. I love fairytales and the use of the different tales was amazing. I really liked Blue and the plot, but Mira annoyed me SO much. She destroyed the book in my opinion, such a shame :( Great review and I'm happy you liked it more than I did!


  5. I have heard of this one, but I never read reviews for it until yours and I am sooo excited and intrigued at the same time. This sounds absolutely amazing! I love fairytales so that aspect as part of the storyline sounds fascinating. And the characters sounds great too. Can't wait to pick this one up!

    Glad you enjoyed this, Montana!

    Amazing review! :D

    ~ Maida <3


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