Review: The Reflections of Queen Snow White

18780192[1]Goodreads Description:  

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

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

This book was amazing! Based off of Snow White’s life after she got her happily ever after. I have nothing negative to say about this book. I believe it has all of the elements a good book should have. I would definitely rate this lovely piece of literature, 5 stars. And let me tell you, I am so glad I chose to read it! When the author sent a review request the book striked (strook? Stroke? Hm..) me as interesting but I was kind of on edge about it since it seemed like an older read, meant for middle-aged English professors or something like that. It just didn’t seem like I would get into it. But get into it I did. There was so much figurative language, I might boast about it to my English teacher! The book was very descriptive, a lot of imagery. But not Stephen King descriptive, “and that pole across the street, that gray shiny Fe based metal. It shined like no other on that breezy, clear night.” If any of you catch my drift. Anyways, it was just on that perfect line of descriptive. Enough to always paint a clear picture in your head of what’s going on. I was surprised by how little time passed by in the book from the beginning to the end. I figured it would at least be a week in the plot but it was only a few hours. Which goes to tell how much the author went into the details and made everything clear. He also put a twist to this magic mirror, which I really enjoyed. Everyone sees the mirror as just another part of the evil queen when all the mirror was ever doing was being a mirror. As it states in the book (which may now be my favorite quote),

“I am a mirror,” the mirror repeated. “All I can do is reflect that which is already within you. Everything you see is already a part of you. Were that not so, I could not show it.”

Or later on in the book…

“I am a mirror,” it replied flatly, “I do not offer advice. I simply show that which is right in front of me.  You must decide how to act on what you see. You can run from it or you can embrace it…”

After reading the book I still think it is meant for older readers, but since I’m way more mature than my age group (with a dash of fun) I was able to enjoy it. Revel in it even. The author’s writing style reminds me of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Maybe because I see this book being in the classic literature genre. I would recommend this book to anybody with a love to read and a slight sense of maturity. And maybe anyone with a love of fairytales.

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