Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Of Curses and Kisses: Review

Rating: 3.5 ⭐

This book is about an Indian princess, Jaya, going to a boarding school with her young sister because of a mistake that could ruin their family and future. Jaya meets her family's rival enemy, Grey, and falls in love with him when she wasn't supposed to. This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

I really enjoyed this book and loved the story plotline. Everything went well and smoothly. It was also fast pace which I loved. I didn't like her writing in this book vs When Dimple Met Rishi because it changed in my opinion. I think it's because she explained the background information more in the other book then she did in this even though it's a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It wasn't also a fresh read because you know what happens next or at the end. I know it's a Beauty and the Beast retelling but I was hoping for it to be a little different. The characters were the best part though.

Can I say that I immediately fell in love with Grey? OMG even though I didn't like the authors writing as much she did write Grey pretty well. She made him a perfect prince charming/beast that you can imagine! Jaya was my least favorite character and it has nothing to do with the writing. It was because Jaya was judgemental and strick against her sister. I felt bad for Isha sometimes because she wanted to be free and not live a very princessy life. Jaya did develop at the end and learned that she needs to let go of her parents planning her future so she can think for herself. Grey also developed a lot by being quiet and keeping to himself person to a more open person at the end. I really loved the supporting characters because they were unique and were really kind people who supported Jaya and Grey. So more about Jaya and Grey is that they had a slow burn relationship meaning that it developed and wasn't love at first sight relationship.

The cover for this book is gorgeous and whoever did it did a splendid job.

Plot- ⭐⭐⭐⭐★
Main Character- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Other Characters- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Writing Style- ⭐⭐⭐★★
Positive Vibes- ⭐⭐⭐★★ (Parent pressure, kind of toxic relationship in supporting character, blackmailing, etc.)
Pacing- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ending- ⭐⭐⭐★★
Book Cover- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

*Review copy was provided by the publisher to give an honest review in return*

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