Tuesday, February 4, 2014

In Case You Missed It - Snow White Blood Red by Cameron Jace

Published: May 2012
Publisher: Kindle
Pages: 25
Copy Provided by: Bought
Summary: Goodreads

What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

Book description of Snow White Blood Red: A Grimm Diaries Prequel as told by the Snow White Queen:

I have always wondered why you never asked about my name. Was I so superficial to you? So stereotypical and mundane? Why did you treat me as if I were just the monster of the week? You know what I think? You never had the time to really hate me. You wanted to hate me, long before you even met me. You wanted to scrape my existence and avenge your childhood princess by laying all blame on me. What if they didn’t call me the Evil Queen, what if I told you the real story from my point of view instead of hers, would you ever think of me as an angel? Could I ever make you care? I know that deep inside of you, you adore me,but you’re just scared, afraid to admit how much you love the Snow White Queen.

This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series.


I had a craving for a fairytale re-telling but I didn't want to commit to a lengthy novel so this fit the bill.  Jace sets this series of prequels up telling us that the Grimm brothers were documenting fairy tales after encountering the real characters but embellishing here and there.  This prequel narrated by the Evil Queen discusses Snow White's not so innocent childhood and how her mother actually had quite a love for her child...enough to turn a blind eye.  Interesting premise.  I am interested to see what more Cameron has in store for us as he tweaks my Disney version into something a little more dark and twisted.  :)  Fun, quick read for you fairytale lovers!

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