Monday, December 29, 2014

The Mirror

By Katherine Pine

The only thing more dangerous than poison is yourself.
Snow White vowed to protect the men she saved from the woods. Keeping that vow will be difficult when everyone in the kingdom wants her companions dead. To save them and herself, she will have to trust the terrifying man who shadows Rose. But nothing comes without a price, and neither Rose nor Snow White understand the true cost of the mirror’s services until it’s too late.

Okay this series is rather hard to review because I don’t want to give anything away. I’ve been enthralled with this darker retelling of snow white and (I think) Rose Red. It’s pretty amazing the twist that Katherine Pine introduces with a Snow White who is born poisoned and that is why her skin is white and her lips are red and her hair is black. This second installation delves deeper into Rose’s story and of course the relationship between her and Snow White. The Mirror is a freaking creepy dude. I have no idea what his deal is and I’m a little afraid to find out more about him. Needless to say, if you enjoy fairy tale retellings and don’t mind if they’re a little on the horror side this is the story for you. And if you don’t like horror, no worries, I’m a pansy when it comes to horror, but this is just on the line for me for what I can handle, so if I can you can too! The only problem is each installment of this series ends rather abruptly, kind of like a weekly television series with 2 parts, except I don't know how many parts this is meant to have. I though it was just the three, but the third was a cliffhanger as well and to my knowledge another has not yet been written, so if that bothers you you may want to wait for it to be finished. The first story is called Poisoned. 

This gets a 3.75 out of 5

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