Author: David Meredith
Genres: Fairy Tale Retelling, Young Adult, Romance
Format: eBook (Review Copy)
Date Published: October 2 2013
Number of Pages: 155
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 fiancé, 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.
Massive thanks to the author for sending me a review copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
The Reflections of Queen Snow White is such a good book, I like it so much! I love how it changed my perspective towards a lot of things towards the classic fairy-tale. This is the “what happened after happily ever after” that I’ve been looking for for so long. I love how it changed the way I look at the magic mirror, for in the movies its always depicted as a tool of evil and always affiliated with the evil queen. Turns out its just a mirror that reflects the real you and the deepest darkest feels you have.
I liked how we get to see more of Snow White’s story as she is growing up in the deceitful court and how she developed herself to be a strong woman. Its a bit depressing though, seeing all of those hardships Snow endured on the clutches of the evil queen. You know that the book have made an impact on you when you cringes every time a character talks about their darkest moment and all you want to do was reach out and soothe them. That’s what I wanna do for Snow White. It felt good to know more about the characters that I’ve loves since childhood and witness more of her happy and sad moments. Made me feel like she’s more than just a fairy tale.
Such an amazing, amazing book to read and considering it only has 155 pages, it didn’t take a lot of time reading but it sure did made its mark. I recommend this to the fans of Once Upon A Time and The Hunstman movies. There’s always more to the happily ever after and I’m so glad that this book found me. Such a satisfying read.