Kill Me Softly

Kill Me Softly - Sarah Cross Expected Publication Date: April 10th 2012‘Kill Me Softly’ was kindly provided to me by Netgalley.Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog!I've been extremely interested in finding more fairy-tale retellings after I picked up 'A Long, Long Sleep' by Anna Sheehan and enjoyed it immensely. When I heard this one was coming out I pounced. I had huge problems with the main character and it really affected the story and how much I enjoyed it. I understand she's only 16 and therefore immaturity is bound to happen but her immaturity was bordering ridiculous. 'He'd brought sunglasses, which she thought was unfair, since the bright white of the sun was making her squint; and at the restaurant, she swiped them and put them on, propped her chin on her hands, and dared him to steal them back with her best impassive diva face.'First is it just me or does that sentence have far too many commas? And two... diva face? You've got to be kidding me. Then on yet the same page:'She drank so many iced coffees and looked at him so long her blood buzzed.'Enough with this insta-love. Is romance dead and no one knows how to write a credible build-up prior to when two people fall in love? Sorry, but, it's not enough for this guy to be drop-dead gorgeous. Still doesn't justify the unnecessary amount of swooning and really does nothing except make the main character appear shallow.Finding out what happened to her parents was the central point of this entire storyline; it's the reason she ran away from home and traveled all the way to Beau Rivage. But when insta-love gets so bad that it completely consumes the point of the story? Bad news."I don't believe in coincidence, Mira. I think there's a reason you had to travel here alone. Something you were meant to find."Maybe it's you, she thought and then had the immediate urge to unthink it. She didn't want to be overeager, immature.*face palm* Too late honey.Once I got down to the meat of the story and the reason for the fairy-tale curses I decided to stop because I just wasn't as into it as I had hoped and I didn't see that changing anytime soon. If I had continued it may have gotten better but I wasn't invested enough in this to spend any additional time trying to make this work. I can see the appeal with this one but it was definitely not for me.

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