Review: Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem by Melissa Lemon

Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem

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!

I wasn't the biggest fan of Lemon's first retelling Cinder and Ella, it was okay but not absolutely awesome. Okay, so this one wasn't amazing either, but it was definitely better than her first. This is a quick and enjoyable read and I read it in abut an hour and a half or so, so it must have been good enough.

This was an original take on the Snow White fairytale, mainly because it's narrated by the magic mirror, you know the one which shows the evil queen (named Queen Radiance in this book) what she wants to see. This one executes the story differently, the mirror is actually a man trapped in a mirror and he watches the princess, named Kat, secretly hoping that she'll overthrow the Queen but when the Queen sees her in the mirror she sends Trevor, a young helping hand at the castle to seduce and murder the princess (who has no idea that she's a princess). There are so many twists along the way, few characters are what they seem... Trevor and Kat's love interest Jeremy both have big secrets and the man in the mirror has a twist as well. These twists definitely added to the book and I couldn't put it down

Overall, this is definitely the type of book that you want to read in front of a warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate and maybe a nice box of choccys. I really did enjoy reading it, it was a great read and so much fun.

Book released 11th December 2012 by Cedar Fort
Book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review (eBook)

Other books from this author:
Cinder and Ella

1 comment

  1. I love fairytales and retellings, so this one sounds perfect for me! Such a fun twist to the story. Great review :)



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