The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith
Page Number: 155 pages
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2013
Format Read: E-book (Review Copy)
*I was given a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
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.
When I got sent this book I was really excited because I love books that have anything to do with fairy tales and especially fairy tail retellings or the epilogues to fairy tales. And I found that this one did not disappoint.
This definitely isn’t for the younger audience as there is some sex, but not really graphic, and violence.
The depth of abuse that Snow White suffered was really horrible and made me wince while reading those parts.
For me, I’ve learned never to trust good things in books, so when we met Charming through the flashbacks, I was like hmmm, too good to be true, there has to be a catch here, Charming is waaay too perfect!
It really infuriated me that Snow White kept denying her strength and saying that Charming did everything. When the mirror tried to prove her wrong I was like thank you!
I loved the ending and how it kind of showed Snow White coming full circle and really reflecting on her actions and whether she was acting more like the person she didn’t want to be. I liked that mother daughter bonding.
Overall I found that the beginning was slightly boring and dragged on, but it’s a short book in general and when we really started seeing the flashbacks from the mirror it got a lot more interesting.
The scene that I loved most was when Snow White finally stuck up for herself and had that brilliant idea of how to punish the ladies who tried to kill her.
A different perspective on Snow White and what happens after the “happily ever after”
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