Caterina LaValle is determined to show she’s still the queen of St. Rosetta’s Academy. Sure, her crown may be slightly askew after her ex-boyfriend, Alaric, cheated on her, but she’s a LaValle. She’ll find a way to march right back in there, her hands clutching the strings to the whole puppet show. This time, she’s going to be untouchable.
Rahul Chopra knows that moment he shared with Caterina LaValle at the winter formal meant something. Surely she feels it, too. He’s a little uncertain how someone like him (socially inept to a point way past “adorkable”) could fit into her world, but he’s loved Caterina for years. He knows they’ll find a way.
When Caterina finds out Alaric is taking a supermodel to the upcoming gala, she knows she cannot arrive without the perfect date. But the thought of taking another superficial St. R’s boy exhausts her. The solution? Sweet-but-clueless Rahul Chopra and a mysterious pot of hair gel with the power to alter the wearer into whatever his heart desires.
When Rahul tries it, he transforms instantly into RC—debonair, handsome, and charming. But transformation comes with a price: As Rahul enjoys his new social standing, the line between his two personas begins to blur. Will he give up everything, including Caterina, to remain RC? Or will this unlikely pair find their way back to each other?
First off : I freaking love the cover !! Caterina was a character introduced to us in Of Kisses & Curses and I hated her.
Caterina was a character I loved to hate until this book. I have to admit, I’m not someone who likes to sympathize with the bully but I really felt for her. Rahul was definitely my favorite and if you loved of curses and kisses, you’re going to adore the second book of the Rosetta Academy series!!
Another concept that I really enjoyed was the speculation of is it magic or an illusion and that’s something I’m still curious to find out. I have a theory about the magic part : I feel like it’s probably an illusion kind of like how the genie didn’t actually make Aladdin Royal but he gave him the clothes and the confidence in a way to be a prince!
Overall thoughts: I loved Rahul more than Caterina but it was great to see Caterina’s character development in this one!
Question for the readers: What’s your favorite retelling?
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