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Mirror Mirror on the wall, is this the best retelling of Snow White of them all?
Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2019
WARNING POSSIBLE SPOILERS!
Its been awhile since I gave a Twisted Tale book something above 2 to 3 stars. I enjoyed A Whole New World, Once Upon a Dream so much. Mulan was decent but I gave it 3 stars. The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast twisted tales I weren't so pleased with. When I saw there was going to be a Snow White Twisted Tale and the fact another author was writing one, I was excited. Its a whole new reimagining. Some people complain when these books were written that so many scenes were just a play by play of the movie. With certain scenes yes they can be but I can tell you for the Snow White Twisted Tale, that this actually adds stuff that makes the story better. We read about Snow and the Evil Queen's flashbacks, Snow when she was a little girl and the Evil Queen when she was young with her sister Snow's mother the Queen. We also get a dark storyline of the mirror. I also liked that yes even though Snow White wanted to fight and take back her kingdom, that at the same time it didn't go totally off the wall and try to make this a far left feminist story. My only criticisms are I felt like The Evil Queen's story started off with the annoying sob story that Disney (and back when once upon a time was on) does for almost every villain now. Luckily it didn't stay like that for long and it became that the queen later just became greedy. I also felt like the new plot of "What if the Evil Queen poisoned the Prince?" didn't come till much close to the end. It should have been dragged out much longer I think. Other than that I think this book is worth 4 stars. If you're into fairytales, fairytale retellings and Disney I recommend this book.