Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Withering Rose (Once Upon a Curse #2) by Kaitlyn Davis


**A USA Today Recommended Series!**
What if Beauty was cursed, and the Beast was the only one who could save her? Don't miss WITHERING ROSE, a dystopian romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that reimagines the classic fairy tale of Beauty & The Beast.
"As the heat finally disappeared, I felt the bloom blossom in the very core of my soul, a rose just like my name--a ticking clock hidden behind a façade of beauty. From that moment on, my life would become a countdown, and all I could do was wait and watch as the petals of time slowly started to fall."
Omorose Bouchene has a secret--magic. There's only one problem. At the age of seven, an earthquake struck, catapulting her into a new world. A land made of skyscrapers and cell phones. Fast cars and fluorescent lights. A land where magic isn't supposed to exist and anyone who wields it is the enemy.
But after ten years of hiding, she's desperate to find a place where she can be free. Because all magic comes with a curse, and her curse is time--every ounce of power she uses strips days off of her life. The clock is winding down, and the only option left is to escape to the realm of the Beast. But the king of monsters isn't what he seems. And the more Omorose opens her heart, the more she comes to realize that the only person she may need to fear is herself.
*This is the second book in Once Upon A Curse, a series of interconnected stand-alone novels all set in the same fantasy universe.

My Thoughts
★★★★ Stars
I received this book via NG in return for an honest review.

BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER! *insert sobbing face here*

No, but really. I liked this book. I thought the writing was really great and the characters were awesome. COLE! *grabby hands* haha
I really enjoyed this story, I won't lie. I loved it! ... but it felt like something was missing. I'm not sure what, but it just felt incomplete. :(
Kaitlyn Davis is doing amazingly with these retellings so far. It's not that easy to retell stories that are popular and well loved. But she is doing awesome. Beauty and the Beast is truly my most favorite of all time, so maybe that's why I feel like it was lacking. Because, nothing could ever really top the original IMO. I think if someone has a all time favorite of anything, they will always want the original and even if they like the remake, they will still find something wrong with it.... because it's not the original. So maybe that's where my "incomplete" feeling is coming from.

But, I wouldn't want this story to change in any way. I love the story line and how everything fell together. That faerie though.... I want to bury my fist in her face. didn't expect her to be such a beeyotch. And that ending about killed me. So not fair to end it like that! GRRR!!!!
At 3am, I'm up, unable to sleep now because I'm wondering what may happen next. I NEED TO KNOW!!!


  1. This sounds so interesting! I haven't read the first one in the series, but I'm glad that they can work as stand-alones :)

    New follower by GFC, I'd be glad if you did the same :)

    Aeriko @ The Reading Armchair

    1. Oh my gosh, I defiantly recommend this series. They can stand alone, but IMO I think in the long run they tie in together... especially if the new one picks up where this one left off.
      (The new one is Cinderella based.) eeepppp!
      and following back :)


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  3. Wonderful review!
    Love the look of your blog :)


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