Friday, January 23, 2015

[Book Review] Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross

Tear You ApartTear You Apart (Beau Rivage)
by Sarah Cross
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Release Date: January 27th 2015
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An edgy fairy tale retelling of "Snow White" set in the world of Kill Me Softly for fans of Once Upon a Time and Grimm.

Faced with a possible loophole to her "Snow White" curse, Viv goes underground, literally, to find the prince who's fated to rescue her. But is life safe in the Underworld worth the price of sacrificing the love that might kill her?

From a modern-day Snow Write to a party in the Underground including nonstop partying with Twelve Dancing Princesses & a troll with Rumplestiltskin curse, Tear You Apart is a twisted book of a town carrying curses of different tales which emphasizing on a story of Viv. 

Viv has a curse of Snow White and unfortunately everyone knows that her stepmother will be the one who one day come after her heart. & her boyfriend is supposed to be one who will cut her heart out - the Huntsman. Noone really knows when the curse will happen but from now on she needs to stay away from Henley until something dangerous happens. Even swearing that he will never hurt her can't change the curse that was put on him so Viv knows she should stay away. 

This book has so many more different aspects than just a story about a Snow White and how she escapes from the evil stepmother. The story transfers into the underworld with her Prince & the happily every after might not be what it seemed at first. 

I definitely enjoyed the story and the way it was written. A lot of the fairytales that were involved in it were really funny, specially Kashei & his attempt to get all the girl's phone numbers at the underground party! I loved how original it was & definitely made me rethink the potential for retellings and its future.

"After the Ball" is a short story set in Beau Rivage, a city where fairy tales come to life, and ancient stories are played out again and again. You can read more about the cursed fairy-tale characters of Beau Rivage in Sarah Cross' novel Kill Me Softly.

Sarah Cross is the author of the fairy tale novels Kill Me Softly and Tear You Apart (coming January 2015), the superhero novel Dull Boy, and the Wolverine comic "The Adamantium Diaries." She loves fairy tales, lowbrow art, secret identities and silence.