Rory, Yuki, Ella, and Ariane were the best of friends at the Grimrose Académie. Now, Ariane is dead. Yuki, Ella, and Rory are all convinced that she didn’t commit suicide and that there’s more behind her death. When their new roommate, Nani, moves in, they decide to work together to find out what truly happened. After researching and finding clues, they uncover that Grimrose is under a fairy tale curse. Each girl’s fate is in the hands of the Académie. The 4 friends decide to try to break the curse before they -and many others- do, too.
I couldn’t put this book down. The side characters, settings, and side plots were amazing. I particularly enjoyed how each friend had someone that they trusted and could talk to. The character’s relationships within themselves and other side characters had me latched onto this story. They are all quite diverse and have many different backgrounds. This book is suitable for anyone, no matter who you are. Another reason why I found this book to be such a page-turner is that Laura Pohl’s writing style is neat, tidy, and beautiful. Pohl describes everything perfectly, whether it be the characters or the small details in parts of the story. The magical wrench in this tale and the mysterious setting were unlike any other book I’ve read. The twists and plot holes are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. This book was suspenseful, compelling, magical, and delightful.
My favorite part about this book is when they introduce the main characters. They all have distinct personalities and they all seem to work great together. Everyone is one of a kind, and they all make the story complete. I could not put this book down once I picked it up. It is one of my favorite books and everyone deserves to read it!
Reviewed by Lily, Libbie Mill Library