Hello everyone! It’s been a long time, hasn’t it now? Well, today I’ll be posting about a fantasy Rapunzel retelling – To Bleed a Crystal Bloom! Thanks to Turn the Page Tours for having me on the book your for this book!
About the book
RELEASE DATE: July 24th, 2021
GENRES: ADULT FICTION – Dark Fantasy, Romance, Retellings > Rapunzel
What a pretty flower to keep locked in a big, rocky tower.
Nineteen years ago, I was plucked from the heart of a bloody massacre that spared nobody else.
Now ward to a powerful High Master who knows too much and says too little, I lead a simple life, never straying from the confines of an imaginary line I’ve drawn around the castle grounds.
Stay within. Never leave.
Out there, the monsters lurk. Inside, I’m safe … though at a cost far greater than the blood I drip into a goblet daily.
Toxic, unreciprocated love for a man who’s utterly unavailable.
My savior. My protector.
My almost executioner.
I can’t help but be enamored with the arcane man who holds the power to pull my roots from the ground.
When voracious beasts spill across the land and threaten to fray the fabric of my tailored existence, the petals of reality will peel back to reveal an ugly truth. But in a castle puddled with secrets, none are greater than the one I’ve kept from myself.
No tower is tall enough to protect me from the horror that tore my life to shreds.
The book was kinda interesting. It has a very ambitious plot, but doesn’t really provide a lot in this first book. It did have a very beautiful and detailed writing though. Here are some of the quotes from the book:
“There will be no glory in this death. No shade of honor. Only the blood of a frightened child on my hands.”
“The child will not die tonight, but not for the right reasons … This act is purely selfish.”
“I’m in love with a man who’ll never be mine—who’s unavailable in every way, shape, and form—and I’m certain it’s going to ruin me.”
“And eventually …” his expression softens, “eventually, those feelings will turn to love. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’ve come from; it’s in our nature to fall in love with the shackle that binds us.”
“I found love in the secure roots of a friendship I’ve treasured for a very long time, much the same way I treasure the protection of my lands. My people .”
“What a pretty flower to keep locked in a big, rocky tower.”
“And your tower may be high, but you of all people should know it’s usually the tallest flowers that get targeted with a pair of clippers.”
“It’s a pretty lie I like to paint; a fabled reality where he needs me just as much as I need him. Something that helps tame this unwanted feeling sprouting in my chest.”
“Because lies are pretty little masks we place on our words to tint the truth into something palatable.”
About the author
Sarah is an international bestselling author who also writes under the pen name S.A. Parker.
She lives in Australia with her husband and children, and spends her days with her nose in a book or her mind in a world of her own creation.
Her genre of choice is epic fantasy romance, and she thrives off dreaming up complex characters and immersive worlds to get lost amongst.
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