Review: Hmmmm…where should I begin? I had such high hopes for this book! I love new versions of fairy tales. But this book fell very, very flat. First, the plot was too modern. Having everyone know how their lives will play out because of a tattoo that appears on their body? What would be the point of actually living? Second, why did there have to be the snotty rich kids and the rough-and-tumble poor kids? When are we going to get away from such stereotyping? Finally, I did not like any of the characters. All of them seemed shallow. None of them had any redeeming qualities. The hero and heroine were horrible! She only thought of herself and admitted to it because she was a princess. He had a volatile temper and could blow up at any moment. I wanted to like this story, but I did not like the way the author chose to portray the characters.
Summary: 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?
Pages: 384 pages
Genres: Romance, Fantasy
–Summary and image from goodreads.com