Google+ Reading Teen: Audiobook Review: Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross, Read by Kim Mai Guest

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Audiobook Review: Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross, Read by Kim Mai Guest

Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Audio CD
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio); Unabridged edition (April 10, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0449010384
ISBN-13: 978-0449010389
Buy the Book: Amazon
Buy the Audio:
 Mirabelle’s past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents’ tragic deaths to her guardians’ half-truths about why she can’t return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could have imagined.

In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy who’s a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are played out again and again. But fairy tales aren’t pretty things, and they don’t always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate, Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy tale curses of their own . . . brothers who share a dark secret. And she’ll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns.

I started this audiobook with no assumptions whatsoever. I had no idea what to expect, who the author was, or even the storyline, for that matter. When I started the audio, I thought the reader Kim Mai Guest was just okay. After a couple of hours, she had grown on me tremendously. I really enjoyed the audio part of this book. Definitely worth buying for sure.    

When I wasn't able to listen to the audio of Kill Me Softly, I had to pick up the book. I loved the dark, sinister fairy tale story, that the author Sarah Cross writes about. The characters were great, and there was some awesome and unexpected twists and turns. I think my favorite parts of the entire book, was when Sarah Cross would write about old fairy tales; The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella. She would tell the real fairy tale, the dark, gross, and sometimes gory side. Not the Disney version. I had no idea these tales were so gruesome and evil.

Kill Me Softly was no different than these old fairy tales. It was one of the most sinister books I have ever read. The twist to this book literally had me saying... "Oh. My. Gosh. No way"... I never expected what happened in this book, jaw dropper for sure. It was awesome. I would listen to the audiobook again for sure, which is why I am not giving it away!

Sexual: Heavy
Profanity: Moderate
Violence: Moderate


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