Saturday, January 24, 2015

Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway: Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross

Hello and welcome everyone to the blog tour for TEAR YOU APART by Sarah Cross! I am super-duper excited to be apart of this tour to promote this fabulous new book! Below is my review and a giveaway where you can enter to win a SIGNED print copy of your very own. I hope you enjoy reading my review and thanks for stopping by!

Tear You Apart (Beau Rivage)
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Release Date: January 27th 2015
Genre: YA - Romance > Fantasy > Fairy Tale Retellings
Source: eARC via Netgalley

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.

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?

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 sacrficing the love that might kill her?
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At one time or another most of us have dreamt of being a fairy tale character in a book or movie. Whether you wished to be a princess in a tower awaiting your prince to come and rescue you, or a evil queen bent on ruling the world. We all love the idea of having our happily ever after. 

In the city of Beau Rivage fairy tales are real. The people of the Beau Rivage all are blessed or rather cused with one fairy tale or another. Vivian has the "Snow White" curse. We all know her story well. But what if the hired huntsman who is suppose to cut out her heart happens to be the love of her life. Hently and Viv have been friends all of their lives and now are in love. Hently knows what his curse says for him to do but is determined to find a way not to, for there is no way he could ever hurt the girl he loves. 

Regina, Vivian's stepmother aka "The Evil Queen" is bent on killing Viv so she may be the fairest of the all. She will do whatever it takes to convince or force Hently to do what he is meant for, to cut out Viv's heart. Soon she becomes tired of waiting and decided to hire another huntsman to do the job for Hently. In the course of stopping the other huntsman from killing Viv, Hently disappears and is presumed dead. Viv is beside herself with grief and worry. Soon after an unexpected invitation arrives addressed to Viv to a underworld party which soon after lands her in a whole other world of problems. With turn of events, Viv now finds herself trapped in the underworld, like many others have come to be. Now Viv must find away to escape....but "someone" won't let her leave...
To find out who and if she finally has her happily ever after, read the book!

First let me say I adored Kill Me Softly when I read it the beginning of 2012. When I found out that there was going to be another book in the series I was ecstatic! I knew I NEEDED to read it and ASAP. There was without a shadow of a doubt that once again I would adore the next book in the series. It was everything and more that I was expecting it to be. There was romance, mystery, adventure, and good vs evil. Tear you Apart was beautifully breath-taking and oh-so magical! I feel in love with the characters, the storyline and the enchanting world Sarah Cross crafted so perfectly around them. There were twists and turns I never saw coming. I laughed, cried, and cheered on Viv for she most definitely deserved her happy ending. 

One other thing I really enjoyed about the book was how the characters from Kill Me Softy all made cameos in this book, and for the most part played much larger roles in Tear Me Apart than I expected them to. I felt they all blended well into the Snow White storyline and how the ending pans out. 

Tear You Apart was so far my favorite book of this year.
If you're going to read one fairy-tale retelling in 2015, TEAR YOU APART by Sarah Cross is absolutely the way to go. 

 4.5 STARS - Totally Awesome! I loved it, would read again.

Kill Me Softly / Twin Roses / After The Ball (read for free here

"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 my 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.

 The wonderful people at Egmont publishing have offered to give a signed copy to each stop on the tour for a giveaway. To win our copy enter the giveaway below via the rafflecopter form. 

Prize: signed copy of Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross (US Only)
To check out all the other stops on this blog tour, click the image above. :)


  1. Thanks for the giveaway and great review; I read Kill Me Softly, so I can't wait for this one! I really wouldn't want any curse, but if I had to choose I would choose a Beauty and the Beast curse because that is my favorite fairy tale. <3

  2. Beauty and the Beast has always been a fav of mine too.

  3. this looks and sounds fantastic!!! I'd love to have the beauty and the beast fairy tale. To be in a castle full of furniture people and a huge library would be awesome :) thanks for sharing!

  4. My curse would either be Beauty and the Beast or the Swan Princess.

  5. Gosh, I don't think I want a curse! But if I had to have one...maybe Sleeping Beauty. It would be nice to have nap.

  6. Def Cinderella! I would be in charge of myself! :D
    Mary G Loki


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