Friday, 22 April 2016

The Reflections Of Snow White by David Meredith | Review


Genre: Fantasy , Fairy tale retelling , romance
Date published: October 2nd 2013
Pages: 155
Rating: 4/5 stars

What happens when "happily ever after" has come and gone? 

On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven's wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven's fianc√©, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White's own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing: 

The king is dead. 

The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old. 

It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what "happily ever after" really means? 

Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White.

*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

The concept of "after happily ever after" is what made me want to read this book. I love fairy tales but I have never read any retelling similar to this one. It's more of a continuation rather than a retelling as it plays on the reality that Snow White and Prince Charming would grow old and have human problems. I think that from reading the blurb you can tell that this is going to be a sad book but wow , I did not expect it to be so heartbreaking. 

I flew through this book! It only has 155 pages which is so short in comparison to most books that I read but we get to know the character of Snow White so well and learn a lot about her life. It's absolutely worth the read , I really can't recommend it enough.

This version of Snow White is human. She isn't crazily badass or obviously strong , she's flawed and does stupid things but learns from that and regrets some things from her life , as most people do. 

You really need to read this book! It was one of those reads that make you feel so satisfied that you took the time to enjoy. You can purchase the eBook on amazon here.



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