{Book Review} Fairest of All

{Book Review} Fairest of AllFairest of All by Serena Valentino
Published by Disney Press on August 18th 2009
Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Pages: 256
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

For anyone who’s seen Walt Disney’s Snow White, you’ll know that the Wicked Queen is one evil woman! After all, it’s not everyone who wants to cut out their teenage step-daughter’s heart and have it delivered back in a locked keepsake box. (And even if this sort of thing is a common urge, we don’t know many people who have acted upon it.)Now, for the first time, we’ll examine the life of the Wicked Queen and find out just what it is that makes her so nasty. Here’s a hint: the creepy-looking man in the magic mirror is not just some random spooky visage—and he just might have something to do with the Queen’s wicked ways! /DIVDIV

My Thoughts:

“Lips red as a rose, hair black as ebony, skin white as snow…”

Why was the Queen so wicked and vain? This story delves into how and why the Queen came to despise Snow White as well as the mystery behind the magic mirror. The writing brought me back to the fairy tales I loved as a child and Valentino brought the imagery of the Snow White fairy tale to life. The book is a quick read and if you enjoyed fairy tales as a child and want to learn more about the wicked Queen, I definitely recommend checking this out.

As a bonus, make sure to check under the book jacket!

I’m super excited for the movie Snow White & The Huntsman, the trailer is amazing!!

four-stars