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Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Age: Young Adult
Genres: Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling
Expected Publication Date: October 20, 2020
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Purchase: Hardcover | Kindle | Audible | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | TBD | Bookshop
From Jennifer Donnelly, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Stepsister, comes a fairytale retelling that'll forever change the way you think about strength, power, and the real meaning of "happily ever after."Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen's huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe cherries, her skin as soft as new-fallen snow, her hair as dark as midnight. When they stopped to rest, the huntsman took out his knife . . . and took Sophie's heart.It shouldn't have come as a surprise. Sophie had heard the rumors, the whispers. They said she was too kind and foolish to rule -- a waste of a princess. A disaster of a future queen. And Sophie believed them. She believed everything she'd heard about herself, the poisonous words people use to keep girls like Sophie from becoming too powerful, too strong . . .With the help of seven mysterious strangers, Sophie manages to survive. But when she realizes that the jealous queen might not be to blame, Sophie must find the courage to face an even more terrifying enemy, proving that even the darkest magic can't extinguish the fire burning inside every girl, and that kindness is the ultimate form of strength.
This was absolutely intriguing from start to finish. This is not your light and fluffy retelling, but rather it has some darkness and twisted moments which I truly enjoyed. This a retelling of Snow White that will keep you griped from the first line until the end. The pacing starts off low, but things pick up as the story progresses on. I love how the characters go beyond surface level and you get to see their depths.
I enjoyed seeing Snow White befriend the dwarves and hunter. I enjoyed the evil step mother. I loved the King of Crows. The world building was so amazing, I felt like I was right beside Snow White while she was on her journey.
I have not read the any of the original Grimm Brothers fairytales nor have I read Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly, but this has definitely sparked a major interest in me to do so.
I truly recommend this for a fun, dark fairytale retelling of Snow White.
About the Author:
About the Author:
Jennifer Donnelly is the author of A Northern Light, which was awarded a Printz Honor and a Carnegie Medal; Revolution (named a Best Book by Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and the Chicago Public Library, and nominated for a Carnegie Medal); the Deep Blue series; and many other books for young readers, including Lost in a Book, which spent more than 20 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley.
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