Author of The Reflections of Queen Snow White, David Meredith, actually reached out to us via email in order to review his novel. He provided us will a digital copy in exchange for an honest review, so here ya go folks!
Snow White, now old and gray continues to mourn the passing of her beloved Prince Charming, neglecting her daughter Raven and her upcoming nupitals. While ambling around the castle, attempting to find a place where she would be undisturbed to wallow, she comes across her step-mothers desolate quarters, and inside a magic mirror. The magic mirror. Snow White relives her past through the mirror and in doing so, rediscovers herself. Throughout the course of the novel she realizes that grief clouds your mind and dulls your memories but by rediscovering them, you can remember how to be strong, brave, resilient, and most of all, how to hope.
Simply put, this book was magical. I was definitely hooked from page one; the imagery is so vivid and rich I had no problem imagining myself inside the story. I really enjoyed the glimpses back into Snows life and it was refreshing to see David's take on Snow's life in more depth while she was under her step-mothers command as well as after her marriage to Prince Charming (especially the killer wedding night scene! wink wink) Her dwarf friends were so endearing, especially Erfruet and I enjoyed the clever names given to them. Not only was the story great, but looking at the underlying themes of overcoming grief and reconnecting with yourself and your happiness, this novel really provides a great message that anyone who has experienced loss can really appreciate.