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Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
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May 02, 12

bookshelves: fantasy, young-adult

Sarah Cross’s Kill Me Softly tells the story of Mirabelle, a young girl drawn back to the town where her parents died. When she arrives, she finds two brothers, a town full of secrets, and a dark past. This was a book that I enjoyed a lot while I was reading it. Then I finished and sat there for awhile and went, "Huh." I liked the fairy-tale mashup, though I spotted all the story analogues about a mile away (the perils of having been raised on the original Grimm). I liked where the relationship part ended up, though I felt impatient about how long it took for the characters to get there. All of this sounds a bit lukewarm, but I did find it fast paced and a fun read. If you like fairy tales, this is a good one to keep an eye out for, as it feels both like an accurate reflection of the sources and an original story. (Out April 10, eARC from NetGalley)

A shorter version of this review was published at By Singing Light on April 7, 2012: http://bysinginglight.wordpress.com/2...
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