Today on the blog, I have a review of Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem by Melissa Lemon as part of the Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem blog tour.
Stuck in her family's apple orchards, Kat's got plenty of work to do and only pesky Jeremy to help. But when Jeremy convinces her to run away, Kat will discover that nothing---and no one---in her life is quite what it seems. Wonderfully reimagined, this is the magical tale of Snow White as you've never read it before!
I love fairy tale re-tellings, especially if they are about Snow White or Cinderella. Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem has become my favorite Snow White re-telling. Out of all off the re-tellings I've read, this one is the most imaginative. While it sticks to the original tale in some aspects, such as Snow Whyte having black hair and being friends with the seven dwarves, the book also has it's own originality. The queen is Kat's (Snow Whyte's) mother, not her stepmother. Snow Whyte is just a nickname, not Kat's actual name. These are just a few of the original things the author uses. The originality adds a lot to the story. It spices up the book and keeps the story line interesting. This is definitely not your grandmother's version of Snow White. The plot was wonderful. It blew my mind at times. When I read several of the plot twists, I thought "Where the heck did that come from?!". The characters were all well written. There wasn't a single character that I didn't like. Even though the queen was a horrible, heartless wench, for some reason I didn't hate her. I think I pitied her more than anything. I loved this book. It was definitely one of my favorite books of 2012. I am excited to read Melissa Lemon's other book, Cinder and Ella. I will also read any other re-tellings she does in the future.
I give Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem: 5/5.
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I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.