Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Tantalising Teaser Tuesday - Kill Me Softly

It's time for this week's Tuesday's Tantalising Teaser

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This week's pick is Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross. A wickedly addictive tale of one girl's race to escape the clutches of a curse and to unravel the secrets of a town where endings are bittersweet indeed and fairytales don't always have happy endings.


Teaser:

Birthdays were wretched, delicious things when you lived in Beau Rivage. The clock stuck midnight, and presents gave way to magic.


Curses bloomed.

Girls bit into sharp apples instead of birthday cake, chocked on the ruby-and-white slivers, and collapsed into enchanted sleep. Unconscious beneath cobweb canopies, frozen in coffins of glass, they waited for their princes to come. Or they tricked ogres, traded their voices for love, danced until their glass slippers cracked.

A prince would awaken, roused by the promise of true love, and find he had a witch to destroy. A heart to steal. To tear from the rib cage, where it was cushioned by bloody velvet, and deliver it to the queen who demanded the princess's death.

Girls became victims and heroines.

Boys became lovers and murderers.

And sometimes... they became both.


For more on Kill Me Softly, check out the Goodreads page here
To purchase the book on Amazon, go here

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