Sunday, July 6, 2014

Review:The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith


TitleThe Reflections of Queen Snow White
Author: David Meredith
Published: October 2nd 2013 by David Meredith
Source: From the  Author for Review Purpose
Content: Mature (18+ only)
Kindle Edition 155 pages


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 Thoughts

The Reflections of Snow White takes an interesting twist on the beloved fairy tale Snow White.This one tells the story of aging Snow White who is suffering from depression after the death of her husband Prince Charming.Unlike the original fairy tale,this one's not a fairy tale because it is closer to reality and explores more darker emotions like grief,melancholy and pain.The story also depicts Snow White's painful childhood,her recovery from near death due to the poisoned apple and her life with Charming.It brings the fairy tale to a much realistic version than fantasy.Though there is sadness,there were happy moments too like Raven's upcoming wedding and Snow White's happy life with her Prince when he was alive.My favorite part was how the "evil mirror" plays its part in the story.It gave me a whole new perspective towards how it is so misunderstood in the original version.I loved how the author managed to give a different and never read take on the classic fairy tale. Expanding a short story into full 155 pages is difficult especially when the story happens to be a beloved classic but David Meredith succeeds so beautifully with his wonderful writing.

Overall,The Reflections of Snow White by David Meredith does not fail to capture your imagination with a great futuristic version of your favorite fairy tale. 

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