I was happy to accept a gift of this by David Meredith, he contacted me to review his new book. This is only available on the Kindle for £1.27 however this was on a 60% sale from Amazon. This book is about 155 pages on the Kindle.
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 first impression from the first few pages was that this book was going to be very descriptive. It is that descriptive I felt as if I knew exactly how the scene looked like which is a first for me, usually it takes me a while to build up an image. The beginning of the book was unusual as it starts from a birds point of view which leads into the birds looking onto Snow White.
This is completely different to what I expected Snow White is at least 30-35 years older than the fairy tale we all heard as children. She is now a Queen and married however Charming died a year ago which leaves Snow White drifting off into her own thoughts of feeling “Alone”. She has a Daughter Raven who she is supposed to be planning a wedding for but her mind can not stay straight and drifts off to her love Charming. My first impressions are that this book is far from a Fairy Tale and is very Real. This book amplifies the feelings of someone who feels alone after losing a loved one and that everything she touches or looks at reminds her of King Charming.
She takes a walk to clear her mind and finds what she wishes she had not. Looking in to her step mothers old chambers she finds the mirror which tormented her from a child. The mirror reflects her life and makes her believe her father is trapped inside which is a lie. What is she supposed to think of this mirror which caused her Step mother to hate her so much.
Snow White begins to look into this mirror which makes her relive her past memories which she remembers or has forgotten, whether they be good or bad.
” This story intrigued me and held my interest from page one. This isn’t the Snow White fairy tale your parents read to you as a child… Rather, this Snow White is moody, troubled, and depressed. “
” Having grown up on fairy tales full of angst but always ending with `they all lived happily ever after’, I did often wonder what happened next. David Meredith has gone that extra mile and given us the answers as he sees them. ”
” From anger and shock to lusty passion and deep sadness, this book touched every part of me and ended with a warm feeling of love, hope, and satisfaction. “
” This book is one of the most incredible stories that takes you there and creates an additional dimension to the story that ties to our childhood life. “
I was glued to this book from the beginning which shocked me, this is not the sort of book that I would have gone for if I saw it online or in the store however I could not put it down. The way the Author portrays Snow White and her life is truly transfixing. This book keeps you intrigued from the very beginning, I believe this could be because we all would like to know what happened to our Childhood Snow White.
I would recommend this book to all you adult readers, it is so intense and really portrays a life that isn’t so happily ever after unless you work for it.
A quote I loved from the end of the book was from snow white:
” I took a good long look into the mirror my friend. “
This quote I find really hits the meaning of when we tell other people to take a good long look at them self in the mirror.
David Meredith this book is amazing and I wish it could carry on.
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