Hold Me Like a Breath: Once Upon a Crime Family
In Penelope Landlow's world, almost anything can be bought or sold. She's the daughter of one of the three crime families controlling the black market for organ transplants. Because of an autoimmune disorder that causes her to bruise easily, Penny is considered too "delicate" to handle the family... show more
In Penelope Landlow's world, almost anything can be bought or sold. She's the daughter of one of the three crime families controlling the black market for organ transplants. Because of an autoimmune disorder that causes her to bruise easily, Penny is considered too "delicate" to handle the family business, or even to step foot outside their estate. All Penelope has ever wanted is independence-until she's suddenly thrust into the dangerous world all alone, forced to stay one step ahead of her family's enemies. As she struggles to survive the power plays of rival crime families, she learns dreams come with casualties, betrayal hurts worse than bruises, and there's nothing she won't risk for the people she loves. Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Kimberly Derting, this first book in the stunning new Once Upon a Crime Family series from acclaimed author Tiffany Schmidt will leave readers breathless.
Publish date: 2015-05-19
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Fairy Tales
, Fairy Tale Retellings
**SPOILER ALERT**Well, that was disappointing.First off, this cover is breathtaking. I mean, truly beautiful, though what it has to do with the book, I have no idea. The title is also eye-catching and what a play on words! That, thankfully, does fit the book exceedingly well.All right, let's get dow...
So, this book really worked for me. It worked for me as much as Charlie, Presumed Dead didn't work for me. To summarize: this book is basically the Princess and the Pea, set in a crime family that does black market organ sales for a (very lucrative) business. The main character, Penelope, is the ...
DNf at 28 %Arc provided by Bloomsbury USA Children's booksRelease Date: May 19thTW's: for those who are squeamish about ongoing talks about blood(like myself -_-)Sorry, but as you can see I just couldn't turn click another page.In the twenty eight percent that I read of this, there was nothing that ...
Penelope is a young naive girl that has severe health problems that act as chains keeping her locked up tight and away from everyone. No one is allowed to touch Penelope or speak with her about a future because she's so fragile. Being the daughter of a mafia leader should have a ton of perks but the...