Happy Middle of the Week Readers!
Today I am doing a review on a book that just recently came out, and it’s a retelling of Snow White. Now I am going to admit I was skeptical if I would like this book or not, but only because I wasn’t a fan of Disney’s Snow White. Mirror, Mirror by Jen Calonita is part of the twisted tales series, and let me say that I enjoyed this book so much, that it made me look at Snow White in a different light. I actually went back and watched the animated movie, and I got to say I might actually like Snow White now.
The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“What if the Evil Queen poisoned the prince?
Following her beloved mother’s death, the kingdom falls into the hands of Snow White’s stepmother, commonly referred to as “the Evil Queen” by those she rules. Snow keeps her head down at the castle, hoping to make the best of her situation.
But when new information about her parents resurfaces and a plot to kill her goes haywire, everything changes for Snow. With the help of a group of wary dwarfs, a kind prince she thought she’d never see again, and a mysterious stranger from her past, Snow embarks on a quest to stop the Evil Queen and take back her kingdom. But can she stop an enemy who knows her every move and will stop at nothing to retain her power… including going after the ones Snow loves?”
This book is told from two points of view: Snow White’s and the Evil Queen’s. With Snow Whites point of view you get to experience more of the story, and you get to see her character develop into a stronger woman. With the Queen’s point of view, you get to see into her childhood, and basically why she became evil. This book is full of surprise, suspense, laughter, and adventure. The way Jen writes the story, it will make you see the animated classic in a different light. I loved the way this book was written, and how there are all of these surprises that you don’t see coming. Once I started I couldn’t put it down, and I was hooked from the first page.
Anyone who likes Snow White or has seen the movie needs to read this amazing book. Even if you haven’t seen the movie, it is told in such a way that you will know everything that’s going on without being confused. And of course my little dwarfs are present, because you can’t have a Snow White retelling without them in it.
Go on a journey, but don’t take an apple from an old beggar woman my readers!