Of Curses and Kisses
(St. Rosetta’s Academy #1) by Sandhya Menon (Goodreads Author)
The first novel in a series set at an elite international boarding school, that’s a contemporary spin on Beauty and the Beast.
Will the princess save the beast?
For Princess Jaya Rao, nothing is more important than family. When the loathsome Emerson clan steps up their centuries-old feud to target Jaya’s little sister, nothing will keep Jaya from exacting her revenge. Then Jaya finds out she’ll be attending the same elite boarding school as Grey Emerson, and it feels like the opportunity of a lifetime. She knows what she must do: Make Grey fall in love with her and break his heart. But much to Jaya’s annoyance, Grey’s brooding demeanor and lupine blue eyes have drawn her in. There’s simply no way she and her sworn enemy could find their fairy-tale ending…right?
His Lordship Grey Emerson is a misanthrope. Thanks to an ancient curse by a Rao matriarch, Grey knows he’s doomed once he turns eighteen. Sequestered away in the mountains at St. Rosetta’s International Academy, he’s lived an isolated existence—until Jaya Rao bursts into his life, but he can’t shake the feeling that she’s hiding something. Something that might just have to do with the rose-shaped ruby pendant around her neck…
As the stars conspire to keep them apart, Jaya and Grey grapple with questions of love, loyalty, and whether it’s possible to write your own happy ending.
I liked this author’s other books and I wanted to love Of Curses and Kisses because I love Beauty and the Beast retellings. This one is a did not finish for me. I gave this an honest attempt three tries before finally calling it quits at 30 percent.
I didn’t like this one because I just couldn’t get into the plot or feel any connections with the characters. It just felt off to me.
I’ll still read her other YA contemporary books because I did like other ones.
This was a one star rating because I did not like this book after all even though I tried to give it a shot three times. The plot did have great potential. This was a library ebook.
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