Sunday, 21 October 2012
Snow Whyte by Melissa Lemon (arc)
Hardback, December 11 2012, 288 pages
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I love the re-telling of fairy tales and this was no different. I was overjoyed with the fact the author gave 'Snow White' a different name, seriously how many people would have called their baby snow? Instead the author chose to name her Katiyana, which incidentally does mean snow in the language of their forefathers. This isn't the only new thing that intrigued me about this book I don't want to give too much away so I won't tell you exactly what the differences are but dare I say they make this book better. There are some things that will never change about this book. Like the seven dwarfs, although their names and temperaments are different. I read this story in less than a day and I was absolutely in love with it. It was so different yet familiar all at the same time. I can't describe it. The ending was rather anticlimactic but it has to stay true to the original story so the author couldn't really do surprises. Although at the end there is a shocker that I actually hadn't seen coming, which I loved because you know its been a while and all that. I absolutely loved the way this story was told and from who's point of view it was told (I'll leave that as a nice surprise for you). I'd recommend this book to readers of any age as its just the right amount of old mixed with the new. In case you didn't guess, yeah I loved it.