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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

P is for . . . Poisoned Apple (fairytale retelling)

Poisoned Apple
by Katherine McIntyre

Publisher: Decadent Publishing
ISBN: 9781613337837
Release Date: January 2015 
Genre: young adult 
88 Pages

format available: ebook 

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Book Blurb
Snow White’s a goth and Prince Charming’s a jerk.

On Neve’s eighteenth birthday, her stepmother kicks her out. A group of diner rats offer her refuge—including Brendan, who offers his couch for her to crash on. But the more time she spends with him, the more he confuses her. One second, he’s kissing her. The next he’s pushing her away.

Believing her life has reached rock bottom, Neve struggles to ditch her “damaged girl” label. But when she uncovers the truth about her life, she’s rocked to her very foundation. Will Neve be able to hold on to the good things coming her way, or will her bad luck poison everything?

My Thoughts
How could she fit the fragments of her life into a single suitcase? Regardless, she’d have to try because, after tonight, she no longer had a home.
Good question. I am wondering what the step-mother will do now that Neve, and her paycheck, isn't there.

back to reading . . .

Wow. Fairytale re-telling. Short but not too sweet. Beautiful ending (it is a fairytale) with lots of modern day drama to keep it fast-paced.

Disclaimer: This was a private purchase but the review is not written any differently than if I had received a complimentary review copy. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of Smashwords, the author and amazon.

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1 comment:

coach-daddy said...

I like modern adaptations of timeless stories. Especially if the author strikes that delicate balance.

Glad I found you through the A to Z Challenge!

- Coach Daddy #1160


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