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.
Title: The Reflections of Queen Snowhite
Author: David Meredith
Published by: David Meredith
Publication date: October 2nd 2013
ratings- 3.92/5-Good reads
I love retellings because they usually have a modern twist. Think Snow from Once Upon a Time or Cinderella from Into The Woods or even Elsa from Frozen (yes frozen don’t judge). They were all strong women who can fight their own battles but may require some help sometimes. I started this book with a kind of dread because I thought snow white would be the exact opposite of these characters. Boy was I wrong! Sure she doesn’t fight evil with swords and bows and arrows like Snow and Cinderella nor does she use badass magic to defeat the baddies but she does defeat every trial in her own quiet but kickass way.
She was able to force herself to look at her #reflection even though what she might find frightened her. She defeated her demons in a regally epic way. And really what more can we ask of a strong queen?