June 29, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman by Lily Blake

Snow White and the Huntsman
A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale. Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.

My Thoughts/Review:

This book reads more like a fairytale than anything else. It's grim and foreboding, with insane twists and turns, and characters that show up out of nowhere. In my mind, that's what all the best fairytales are made of.

Although the characters are vague and shadowy, there are still moments when their true personalities show through the mold, and they become true characters. They become unshadowy, and it makes them very unique. All fairytale characters are vague and shadowy by nature, but these were only shadowy in certain parts of the book.

It was very odd, because generally, I can't stand characters that are without personality, or characters that don't have any real reason to be alive. But, surprisingly, I liked these characters. Moving on.

Not surprisingly, I found this book to be enchanting in all it's weird fairy tale ways, and hope to read more like it in the future. I really dig the whole fairy tale retellings, and I hope they continue on for a long time, but I'm gonna have to get used to surprise endings, even though they just kill me.
Favorite Quote:
"She is life itself. She will heal the land. She is the one.


  1. I really want to read and watch this! I love reading re-telling of fairy tales. Love the quote you shared!

    Great review! =D

    1. I so want to watch the movie! I love reading re-tellings, because it's interesting to see what the author has done with the original fairy tale! Thanks! :)