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Book Review: The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David MeredithWednesday, April 05, 2017
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My usual go-to book genre is thriller. I love anything suspenseful, creepy, or mind-boggling. This book is not any of those things.
This book begins a few days before Snow White's daughter's wedding day. Prince Charming has died, and Snow White is queen of the lands. Even though it should be a happy time for Snow White with her daughter's upcoming nuptials, she doesn't want to do anything or be around anyone. She's still having trouble coping with the death of Charming - which happened over a year ago.
To get away from everyone, she seeks refuge in an old familiar tower within the castle - that of the Evil Queen. There she finds the old Magic Mirror, which spins her into different scenarios from the past, so she can find who she truly is again.
Disclaimer: I've only seen the Disney version of Snow White, so my perception may be slightly skewed in this fairy tale spin-off.
The Reflections of Queen Snow White was not at all what I expected. I expected some big twist at the end, and there isn't one. It was completely predictable, which made it unpredictable. I won't give any specifics, so as not to ruin the book - but you can take away from that what you will.
Additionally, the last two pages of the book completely wraps up forever after with such a rush, it seems like the end of a hurried research paper. Why is everything thrown all together at the very end? I felt that it could have been left more open, or more thoroughly written out. I wasn't pleased there.
Also, I'm pretty sure we never really find out how Charming dies, which was pretty odd. I just felt like there were too many questions left unanswered, leaving me unsatisfied as a reader.
I think the plot was enjoyable, but the story itself could have used a ton of work. At just around 150 pages, this book read like a fan-fiction story, and wasn't something I would recommend to other readers.
Have you read any fairy tale spin-offs lately?
I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.