Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Review - The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith @DMeredith2013

The Reflections of Queen Snow White
by David Meredith

Goodreads blurb:  What happens when "happily ever after" has come and gone?

On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven's wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven's fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White's own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing:

The king is dead.

The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old.

It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what "happily ever after" really means?

Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White.

About the Author:  David Meredith is a writer and educator originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. He recieved both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City, Tennessee as well and a Tennessee State Teaching license. On and off, he spent nearly a decade,  from 1999-2010 teaching English in Northern Japan, but currently lives with his wife and three children in the Nashville Area where he continues to write and teach English.

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My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked it!!
***Ebook gifted to me by the author for an honest review

The cover is beautiful and definitely how I would imagine Snow White.  It is a very peaceful scene.

This story is a what happens after happily ever after when the Charming has passed way.  Queen Snow White is on a journey to sort of re-discover herself and her hope for life.  This story brings up some great topics of finding happiness after abuse and surviving the death of your spouse and several others.  I don’t want to give away too much, but it is a great story.  For me personally, there wasn’t enough action so some parts I considered slow, but it was very emotional; I cried a couple times while reading.

I enjoyed this story, and I think this is a great story for someone who is struggling with self-reflection and growth who also enjoy fairytale twists & for readers who loved emotional journeys.

Interested in reading??

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