By Katherine Pine
Poisonous mists settled in the lowlands 17 years ago, rendering ninety percent of the land uninhabitable and killing over half the population. Most blame their misfortune on industrialization or the fey, but some curse Snow White, the princess who was born poisoned.
As the only person who can survive entering the poisoned woods without a gas mask, Snow White has dedicated her life to studying the poison and finding a cure. This obsession draws her deeper into the woods and its secrets, where nothing is as it seems. When Snow White saves a man who should never have been saved, she unleashes an evil more horrifying and destructive than poison.
Whoop-de-do. I found a doozie. This is nothing like the Snow White you know. This is a story that just happens to have the princess of the same name. Welcome to a kingdom that is poisoned, where the people live daily in the fear that they will somehow contract the deadly diseases found in most of the country. Everyone goes around wearing gas masks when they get anywhere close to infected areas, but the only person who always has to wear a mask is the princess, Snow White. She was born poison. Her skin is the shade of deathly white, her lips a grotesque and poisoned red. She has poison in her touch, in her veins, in her kiss. All Snow White wants is to be accepted and loved, and to help her people to escape the poison’s grip. This is a great dark re-telling of the Snow White story, and so far has three parts, which are all amazing so far. I highly recommend this novella-length story for those who enjoy a more grim tinge to their fairy tales (Pun definitely intended).
P.S. This story is also sold as 'Love is Poison', which includes the next 2 parts of the story, 'The Mirror' and 'The Huntsman
This gets a solid 4 out of 5 for sheer awesome creativity