Saturday, October 4, 2014
Charming by Krystal Wade review ~ Kami
MY REVIEW: Haley is living in a nightmare. Her father is an abusive alcoholic and her mother died in a car accident trying to escape from him. Haley is the Cinderella character dodging her father's abuse and cleaning up after him and her younger sister. Chris Charming is the rich son of a CEO. And there is a murderer on the loose. This book starts out slow with Haley trying to survive her abysmal life. I found it really difficult and uncomfortable to read. I wanted Haley to be tougher. Towards the end this book got really scary and exciting. A pretty good read. 3.5 stars.
Charming by Krystal Wade
In this edge-of-your seat, tension filled retelling of Cinderella, a vengeful schizophrenic pulls sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine into his dark world. She must make a choice: save her abusive, alcoholic father and bitter little sister and allow the only people who've treated Haley like family to die, or seek out the killer and save them all.
Author: Krystal Wade
Author Location: Virginia
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult Thriller/Horror
Release Date: October 6, 2014
Pages: 204 pages
Publisher: Curiosity Quills
Format: Digital eBook, Hardcover, Paperback
ISBN: 9781620075340 / 9781620075364
Tropes: Fairy Tale Redux, Tortured Heroine, Kidnapping, Murder, Paranoia
Synopsis: They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and that's great . . . as long as you don't die.
Sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine had it all: top-notch school, fantastic family, and a bright future, but all of that changed when an accident tore her family apart. Now, an alcoholic father, a bitter younger sister, and a cold headstone bearing her mother’s name are all she has left. Chris Charming has it all: a powerful CEO for a father, a prestigious school, and a fortune at his fingertips, but none of that matters when he lands a reputation as a troublemaker. Struggling to follow in his father’s footsteps, he reaches out to the one person he believes truly sees him, the one person he wants: Haley.
Little do they know someone's determined to bring the two together, even if it means murder.
Krystal Wade is happily married to the love of her life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. They live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day she wakes up to find herself stuck in traffic trying to get there. When she’s not working, commuting, or chasing after her three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find Krystal outside talking to her chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training her amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).