Zel has lived his entire life within the confines of a square mile of the forest. The tower is his refuge. The witch, his captor. Forced to do her bidding, he dreams of a day when he can leave the cursed place and be free.
But fate has other plans and freedom can take many guises.
As a girl, Geneva devoured stories about the wild boy who lived at the highest point in the forest. A changeling, a prince, a forest spirit—all the tales tell a different story. Imagine her surprise when she stumbles across the cursed tower and the young man held prisoner there.
It’ll take all her cunning and courage to free him.
What she doesn’t know is that freeing him might doom them all.
Oh, I think I’m gonna like this series. 😉 Not surprising though. For one thing, I love twisted Fairytales in general. Having Kelly Apple twist them pretty much guarantees that Grimwood is going to be entertaining.
Cursed Blood is a twist on Rapunzel, from a totally new perspective. In this author’s rendition, the captive in the tower isn’t a damsel, but a tortured prince.
I loved the connection between Zel and Geneva. She was the first person that had shown him anything close to kindness. He was terrified to lose her, but even more terrified that she would meet the same fate as all the other trespassers. Geneva had a few tricks up her sleeve though.
There were a few more surprises in Cursed Blood, but I’ll let you discover those for yourself. All you need to know is that this quick read isn’t lacking in action, cringe worthy gore (Kelly Apple doesn’t hold back on her descriptions *shivers*) and there’s more than enough smexiness to balance it all.
The next installment in the Grimwood series can’t come soon enough. I can’t wait to see how this author twists the next Fairytale. 😉