It is the best feeling ever when someone gets a book recommendation just right. My friend Alexis told me about Sarah Cross' Kill Me Softly early last year, and although there were little things about it that I didn't love, the concept was simply fabulous. I kept thinking: "This is such a cool idea!" Ever since, I've been wondering if we'd see more of Beau Rivage and the twisted fairy tale lives of the teens who live there. GOOD NEWS, everyone, I got my wish! Cross’ Snow White/Twelve Dancing Princesses mash-up Tear You Apart will be released by EgmontUSA on January 27, 2015. A word on that cover art: I lurvvvvve it. So pretty/ominous at the same time...
Yet, when Viv receives an invitation to the swank underground club where the Twelve Princesses escape to dance each night, she thinks she might have found a loophole to her date with death. There she meets Jasper, the thirteenth prince. "Her" prince. The prince that is destined to save her when her curse comes to call.
But constant nights of partying get old fast. The royal family is ruled with an iron fist by their patriarch, who gloats over the fact that no one can challenge him without his name. And Viv doesn't love Jasper (in fact, she kind of loathes him) and she doesn't want to be an underworld queen--it's a living death.
So when Henley finds his entry into the underworld as a champion set to solve the secret of the Twelve Dancing Princesses in order to save her, Viv takes the rules of fairy tales into her own hands. No matter her curse, no matter her fate, she can't lose the only boy who's ever had her heart.
Sarah Cross rewrites the fate of Snow White in her smart, edgy follow-up to her acclaimed Kill Me Softly.
What are you waiting on?