Viv knows there's no escaping her fairy-tale curse. One day her beautiful stepmother will feed her a poison apple or convince her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Henley, to hunt her down and cut out her heart before she breaks his. In the city of Beau Rivage, some princesses are destined to be prey.
But then Viv receives an invitation to the exclusive club where the Twelve Dancing Princesses twirl away their nights. There she meets Jasper, an underworld prince who seems to have everything--but what he really wants is her. He vows to save her from her dark fate if she'll join him and be his queen.
All Viv has to do is tear herself away from the huntsman boy who still holds her heart. Then she might live to see if happily ever after is a promise the prince can keep. But is life as an underworld queen worth sacrificing the true love that might kill her?
Praise for Tear You Apart:
âCross keeps readers guessing as she unfolds her mashup . . . with satisfyingly gruesome effect. A fan-pleasing combination of fairy-tale and thriller.â --Kirkus Reviews
"Cross deftly takes the all-too-familiar Disney fairytale tropes (fair maiden, handsome prince) and turns them on their heads. These tales are dark and sinister (Viv worries her prince has a dead girl fetish) and filled with a diverse cast of characters. . . . A great read for fans of the television show, Once Upon A Time." --School Library Journal
"This fantastical mash-up is full of angst, star-crossed romance, and magic. Thereâs plenty of
high-stakes drama to keep readers engaged, and fans of the firstÂ bookÂ are sure to be happy to return to theÂ strange and magical world of Beau Rivage." --Booklist
Praise for Kill Me Softly:
YALSA Best Fiction 2013
YALSA Teens' Top 10 2013
"Not your vanilla retelling, Kill Me Softly combines the darkness of the original Brothers Grimm, a modern cast of characters, and just a twist of whimsy that makes the whole town of Beau Rivage feel so wrong. You know, the good kind of wrong." --Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Wings
"Smart, romantic, and inspired, Sarah Cross's Kill Me Softly is storytelling at its finest. She breathes new life into familiar tales, twisting them in fantastically unexpected ways. This book blew me away!"--Carrie Ryan, author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth
"Incorporating suspense and romance, this contemporary, edgy, Grimm-based novel is an entertaining and well-written entry in a popular genre." --Booklist
"A girl struggles to escape her fairy-tale fate in this suspenseful fantasy. . . Clever fun." --Kirkus Reviews
"A paranormal romance that has the girl choosing the nice guy over the broody bad boy is a rare gem these days." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This modern fairy-tale mash-up will appeal to fans of urban fantasy and is a solid choice for any collection." --School Library Journal
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