Title: The Reflections of Queen Snow White
Author: David Meredith
Published: Published October 2nd 2013 by David Meredith
Pages: 155 pages.
Summary: 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.
Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White.
Thanks to the Author for giving me free digital copy in exchange of an honest review!
David Meredith’s takes on Snow White is quite interesting. What happened after “happy ever after” ? And what was really happened to Queen Snow White during her childhood?
This Snow White is unlike any other Snow White we used to know. Queen Snow White is in grief because her husband King Charming has died just over a year ago. She felt like she can’t do anything without her husband, she felt abandoned–without realizing that she’s abandoning her own daughter in process.
Queen Snow White found the magic mirror (which used to belong to her step-mother) while she was wandering around the palace. The mirror found something dark within the Queen that it felt the need for the Queen to relive those feelings.
I feel so frustrated at Queen Snow White the whole time while I’m reading this book. I wanna shake her so bad and tell her to snap out of it. Tell her to stop clinging on ghost memories of her husband and starts living her own. Tell her that there are so many people that love her or the fact that her daughter NEEDS her. Gah! That’s why I can’t give it full 3 stars.
The Reflections of Queen Snow White taught us how to get over our grief. That all we need is just to take a look at a mirror (regular mirror works too!) and reflects on our memories so that we will never lose our hope to live a better life. That even though you feel like you loss so much, you still have people around you that actually care about you. It’s about living in the now. Make it all counts before it’s too late.
I like the book as a whole and it’s actually carrying a great message. I’d definitely read another book from David Meredith.
PS: To be honest though, I kind of hope that Queen Snow White would turn dark :p. Well, maybe in another book *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*
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