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Tear You Apart

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Hardcover ISBN: 9781606845912


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?

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"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

"Cross deftly takes the all-too-familiar Disney fairytale tropes (fair maiden, handsome prince) and turns them on their heads. These tales are dark and sinister and filled with a diverse cast of characters. A great read for fans of the television show, Once Upon A Time." --School Library Journal

"This fantastical mash-up is full of angst, star-crossed romance, and magic. There’s plenty of high-stakes drama to keep readers engaged, and fans of the first book are sure to be happy to return to the strange and magical world of Beau Rivage." --Booklist

"Cross’ second novel in her fairy-tale universe is a doozy. Graphic and heart-wrenching, it will have even the most optimistic of readers rethinking their views on happy endings. Tear You Apart is an engrossing read." --RT Book Reviews

"Creepy, clever, and utterly addictive." --B&N Teen Blog