Snow White’s Revenge by Casey Lane
Series: Fairy Tales Forever #0.5
Read: January 31 – February 1, 2017
My Book Rating: 4 Stars
Publisher: Casey Lane
Release Date: July 12, 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy / Fairy Tale
Reading Challenge(s): TBR Challenge 2017, Beat The Backlist 2017, 2017 YA Reading Challenge, Retellings Reading Challenge 2017
ABOUT THE BOOK
She’s a prisoner. He wants an adventure. Together, they’ll change a kingdom forever.
Read the prequel novella to a new series of standalone fairy tale novels from Casey Lane!
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This quick read tells the story of Princess Snow White. Her parents, the king and queen, have been murdered and the new Queen Lacey has taken over the throne. She sends her huntsman out to find Snow, who was not in the castle at the time of her takeover. After two years on the run, being hunted, Snow is caught and thrown in the dungeon.
The story begins something like 8 years later when Prince Strife visits the castle. His parents hope to create an alliance between the kingdoms.
What started as a pretty generic take on the tale of Snow White soon turns around. Snow White is no damsel in distress, waiting for her prince to save her. In fact, more often than not Snow does the rescuing! She’s a pretty badass princess. I mean, she survived in the forest alone for two years, she’d have to be pretty badass, right?
Prince Strife on the other hand is a pampered privileged young man. He gets tangled up with Snow and she ends up having to save his butt.
The only gripe I had was the love between these two. They spend most of the story bickering, but when Snow kisses him suddenly it’s true love. I mean, it’s a fairy tale, but I would have liked a little more lead up to that.
All in all, this is a decent tale of Snow White. I look forward to reading more from Casey Lane in the future. I only hope her full length novels have a little more meat to bridge the gap between meeting and falling in love.
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~ Add to Goodreads ~
Snow let an entertaining image dance across her mind: her slicing Ratface’s throat with the thorn of a rose.
“When he homed in on Queen Lacey’s perfection, he realized nothing was glowing quite like her. It was like her edges were frayed. Like the reality she projected wasn’t exactly what it seemed.”
“I succeeded at playing hero! I literally rescued a princess. And now the ungrateful damsel is trying to run away from me. It doesn’t make any sense.”
Snow met his eyes. “Try calling me a damsel again. We’ll see how long I stick around.”
She closed her eyes. “You saw the Queen. How could anyone say that I hold a candle to her beauty?”
“Strife was silent for a few seconds. He locked eyes with her. “Is this one of those times when I’m supposed to play the girlfriend who says, ‘Are you kidding me? You’re the most beautiful girl that ever lived!’?”
“You’re saying I need a man to help me? That’s some chauvinist forest crap right there.”