Of Curses and Kisses

Of Curses and Kisses Review

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.

Title:Of Curses and Kisses
Edition Language:English

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    Of Curses and Kisses Reviews

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    Honestly, this was such a breath of fresh air. I'm a simple girl; if you use phrases like "elite boarding school" and "contemporary spin on Beauty and the Beast", I'm here for it. Of Curses and Kisses...

  • Tucker

    i had to look up "misanthrope"according to google, a misanthrope is "a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society."honestly, who here can honestly say this doesn't describe them on monday ...

  • Ashley Nuckles

    This was pretty slow going at first and there was a lot of backstory to uncover right in the beginning, but this was soooooooo CUTE omg I love...

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    I think this is a me thing? I don't think there is anything necessarily bad about Of Curses and Kisses, there just isn't anything new about it either. I think plenty of people who love retellings will...

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)

    I received an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest reviewCW: emotionally abusive parent, parental neglect, blackmail, leaking of personal information I'm not gonna lie, I went into this a bit ske...

  • Emma

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Full review HEREI'm very sorry to say that I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I was going...

  • Jessica

    I love a good Beauty and the Beast retelling, so when I saw that this was one that took place in a boarding school, I was definitely going to pick it up. When this book started, I was enjoying the sto...

  • Adi Rocks Socks (semi hiatus)

    4.5 stars And how amazing would it feel, to set this burden down, just for a few moments? To share it with someone else for a bit? How sweet would the relief taste, if he were able to share this sh...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    One of my absolute favorite fairy tales is Beauty and the Beast and so, I might be more picky about re-tellings because, it really is such a classic. And even though I can be picky and maybe even a bi...

  • Joshee Kun (???)

    Thank you, Simon & Schuster, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest reviewShe couldn't make this boy fall in love with her. She couldn't break his heart. Because if she did, it wa...