Title: Insolent
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Cynthia A. Rodriguez
Genre: Dark Romance Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: December 9, 2019
There’s a girl screaming at the top of a hill,
Burdened by a duty she was born to fulfill.
There’s a quiet killer lurking nearby,
Watching as she wishes only to die.
She’s tasked by her mother to marry a man,
Until the demon from hell puts a wrench in the plan.
Their fates will twine in inconceivable ways.
But where one goes, the other cannot stay.
How could she fall for such a man, you ask?
For the girl with no heart, it was the easiest task.

My Review

Insolent is a part of the Sinister Fairy Tales collection and a take on Brave. It is the story of Moira and Sol. Moira grew up in a wealthy family, the only girl with horribly cruel triplet brothers. She was abused, neglected and locked away by her family. Set to be arranged to marry a man chosen by her deplorable mother. 

Then an angel or a devil intervenes and saves her from the evil wretches of her family, only to take her as his own prisoner. Moira finds herself torn between her feelings for her captor. Her only comfort is both a gift and skill she possesses with her bow and arrows. She finds herself using her gift to get revenge in ways she had only dreamed. Will Sol be the cause of her demise or is he her savior? 

This book has plenty of secrets and lies. It’s full of blood and gore and angst. While Brave is not a Fairy Tale I’m all that familiar with, and it isn’t my favorite of the sinister collection so far, this was a pretty good re-telling. For me it probably has more to do with the fairy tale itself (since I have never seen or read the original)and not the writer. The writing was great. The details were plentiful and described perfectly as to capture the reader’s attention, the story flowed quickly and I read the book in just a few hours. 

I liked Moira’s character and though my heart was broken for her and her mistreatments, she was actually a tough cookie. Her skills with the bow and arrow were unmatched and she ultimately was able to get her own redemption. GO Moira!! 

Now, Sol. I’m not sure I was prepared for that level of deception. From him and towards him. The rug was definitely pulled out from under me. But I loved his character, he was definitely the bad guy gone good! Their love story was dark and consumed by desperation and loneliness, but it was tragically beautiful. I’m glad Moira found Sol. 

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

⭐️⭐⭐⭐- This is full of details, fast paced and overall a good re-telling. 

🔥🔥🔥🔥- The chemistry between Sol and Moira is hot and angry and dark and he’s borderline cruel so that amps up the hotness factor 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning- No cliffhanger! 

Cynthia hates writing her own bio. In her down-time, you can find her watching movies, ranging anywhere from classic to action flicks (she has a weakness for Marvel adaptations), and reading any novel she can get her hands on.
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