Title: The Reflections of Queen Snow White
Author: David Meredith
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.
Rating: I would like to take a moment to thank David Meredith for sending me this book to review. I truly enjoyed this retelling. Thank you so much for the opportunity to read your version of Snow White. I will be giving this book a 4 out of 5 stars. I love retellings of any fairy tale. This book was no exception. Throughout reading this book the way the author wrote it was so clear and vivid, it was truly a work of art and I was in awe over it. I would definitely love a hard copy to have just because it really spoke to me. This book goes into the emotion side of Snow White. What really struck a cord with me was her grief. It felt very human, real, and raw. Having lost love ones myself can I understand where she is coming from. I don’t want to give too much away of this story but if you are looking for a retelling of Snow White and a book with all the feels then this should definitely be your next book. Please be aware that this book does have some scenes that are for older readers.