I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This book comes out May 16th. and here is the official synopsis:
Roses, by Melinda Michaels (May 16th, 2017) is a grim Young Adult fairytale retelling, a follow-up to Michaels’ debut Golden, this time tackling a wolf at the door. After the brutal murder of her grandmother, Poppy is certain she’s next. Under the protection of Detective Owen Peirce, a not-so-charming prince with a knack for always being right, Poppy must go into hiding and try to figure out who is after her before the shadow finally catches up.
I really liked this book. I love the idea of fairy tales were based on a real families and that their famous stories repeat themselves every few generations. It was a refreshing take on the Red Riding Hood fairy tale.
I thought our main character Poppy was pretty well developed. I could understand the grief that she was going through but I still couldn't find her relatable. What was propelling me through this book was the mystery thriller plot versus the characters.
I was completely enthralled by the murder mystery. The book didn't a really good job of building the suspense.
I am giving this book a B-.
The only issue I had with this book was the writing. This book had a pretty writing style, it is what made this book a quick, fun read. But every now and again the writer would through in an SAT level word that completely through me out of the story.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.