I didn’t expect this story to be as dark as it was. It was pretty sad and depressing without a lot of hope of change. During the first half of the book I couldn’t find a plot. There just seemed to be misery without an end or a goal to change. I couldn’t figure out the point of it all. Halfway through the book the plot picked up with a determined plan. I enjoyed the second half and rooted for good to triumph over evil. 🙂
I liked the addition of different fairytales within the fairytale of Snow White. Some characters from Cinderella, The Shoemaker and The Elf, and The 6 Swans made entrances into the story. It was a good book that I think you’d like if you like dark tales.
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Sexual Content: moderate ( lots of talk of whores and prostitution, overheard conversation in a tavern about sex details, man found in bed with a woman not married to, kissing, kissing while lying on each other, guy and girl want to have sex but choose not to )
Language: mild/moderate ( bast***-8, God-10, bloody-2, arse-4, h***-3, d***-1 )
Violence: moderate ( death from illness with fire burial, story of a mother that cut off 1 daughter’s toe and 1 daughter’s heel, blood, a mental handicapped man is caged for entertainment, implied child abuse, punches, slaps from father )
I received the book from Andrea Cefalo. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.
Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction