November 10, 2009

Fairest of All

Fairest of All
A Tale of the Wicked Queen
by Serena Valentino

Once Upon A Time...!

We all know the story of Snow White; a beautiful princess, a wicked stepmother, a hunter and a poisoned apple. But what is the real story? Is Snow White really as innocent as all that, and is the Queen really that evil? Well yes, and yes. But what it not known is why...

Snow White's stepmother, the Wicked Queen, was not always wicked; she was once young, and beautiful, and loving. But something had changed, she had changed, she traded her grief for vanity and once she started there was no going back.

The Queen had suffered a lot during her life, and when she was at her lowest there he was, the man in the mirror. After that she was never the same again, and not even the gentle and beautiful stepdaughter could save her from herself, or the man in the magic mirror.

This story takes you beyond the fairytale to tell the real story of the Wicked Queen, and how she became capable of the unspeakable act of attempting to murder a stepdaughter that she had once loved as her own. It is a beautifully presented book with a dark yet fun story that is full of insights. If you like fairytales or dark fiction, then this book is for you.

Fairest of All - covers
On sale: 01 August 2009
Price (US): $15.99
ISBN: 9781423106296
Recommended age: 9-12
In a word: Mirror, Mirror
Re-read it: possibly
Recommend: possibly
Star rating: three out of five

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