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Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
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I'm very sorry to say that I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I was going to.
I quite liked how the theme of Beauty and the Beast was taken and woven into the storyline, you can definitely see its elements in the novel.

I appreciated how the story was told from the points of view of Jaya and Grey, so that we got both of their perspectives. Grey was the character I liked the most, but there is no surprise there. He's a misanthropist who enjoys to read and to spend his time alone, I was bound to like him.
Jaya was okay, but at times she was a bit frustrating in my opinion. She just kept reciting herself the same mantra, that is "I'm the big sister and so I must sacrifice myself", throughout the whole book and after a while it just got annoying.

Also, I wish we could have seen more of the boarding school. We just got a few glimpses here and there and they weren't nearly enough to satisfy my interest for the school. I definitely needed more.

In the end this was just an okay read for me, but if you're into retellings you might want to check this book out!
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Reading Progress

January 21, 2020 – Started Reading
January 21, 2020 – Shelved
January 22, 2020 –
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January 22, 2020 –
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January 23, 2020 –
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January 24, 2020 –
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January 24, 2020 –
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January 25, 2020 –
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January 26, 2020 –
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January 26, 2020 – Finished Reading

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