Tear You Apart
If you want to live happily ever after, first you have to stay alive. 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?
|Interest Level||Grade 9 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 9|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Lab ®|
|Number of Pages||378|
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School Library Connection
“Viv’s adventure . . . leaves readers on the edge of their seats wanting more.”—School Library Connection
“Twisting together the tales of Snow White and Rumpelstiltskin—with a dash of Romeo and Juliet and Hades and Persephone—this fantastical mash-up is full of angst, star-crossed romance, and magic. There’s plenty of high-stakes drama to keep readers engaged.” —Booklist
School Library Journal
“Cross deftly takes the all-too-familiar Disney fairy tale tropes (fair maiden, handsome prince) and turns them on their heads….A great read for fans of the television show, Once Upon A Time.” —School Library Journal
“As before, Cross keeps readers guessing as she unfolds her mashup, bringing the German Märchen versions into the story with satisfyingly gruesome effect. A fan-pleasing combination of fairy tale and thriller.” —Kirkus Reviews