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Monday, December 24, 2012

Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem by Melissa Lemon

 Stuck in her family's apple orchards, Kat's got plenty of work to do and only pesky Jeremy to help. But when Jeremy convinces her to run away, Kat will discover that nothing---and no one---in her life is quite what it seems. Wonderfully reimagined, this is the magical tale of Snow White as you've never read it before!
It seems this is the year to do remakes on the classic tales we all grew up on, especially Snow White. There have been two movies both of which I own, being the fairy tale fanatic that I am and who knows how many other books and shows I have read or watched.

In this tale, the Queen is not the wicked step mother but instead Snow Whites real mother whose real name is the meaning of Evil.

This story is narrated by the magic mirror with a twist just waiting around the corner at the end. 

Snow's name comes from a protection spell cast on the girl as a babe by the mirror when trying to aid in her escape. A spell is cast that offers the snow as a warning/protection against those that would do her harm.  A spell that acts up in one man in particular when he comes around.

I liked that so many aspects of this story where the same but there were also so many different twists and details that kept the story close to home but gave it an all new life of it's own.

It seemed like I had finished this tale in no time, becoming so immersed in the tale and invested that it took me barely a day to finish the book.

4 Ravens' out of 5

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