The Reflections of Queen Snow White is a novel written by David Meredith. David emailed me a couple months ago and after he himself finding and looking at my blog asked if I would be interested in reviewing this book he wrote and after reading what he sent me I agreed to do it because it sounded really interesting.
First of all the book is as the title suggest is about Snow White, the character from the fairy-tale with the same name, but what happens after Charming, the prince that kisses Snow White awake after eating the apple of the evil stepmother. I have never read a book like this before, I’ve heard of their existence but never encountered one.
When I started reading it I think my expectations were that I thought that David Meredith would start off where the famous fairy-tale ended, but he didn’t, instead we meet a Queen Snow White that is in deep mourning after losing her dearest husband and best friend, Charming to old age, which in it itself is quite sad, because really what good can come from this. So, I will admit I was sorta angry with David for the coming couple chapters for pulling the rug that early on.
But as the story goes on, and I will not reveal any details because the small odd things that happen here and there as David’s version of the story of Snow White and his own story of Queen Snow White unfolds, they are the quirks that make the book so good, they are the reasons that you keep turning the page wanting to know what they mean and why Snow White is seeing what she is seeing. What is going to happen to Snow White? What does the intruder, if that is what we can call it or him, want? What is the moral of the story?!
What I like the most about the story is that it is sweet and gentle, which means there’s no bloodshed no overly dramatic scenes with anyone’s life being threatened (well… besides that one little incident *winks*), but David still manages to keep you interested throughout the book. It is the details of the emotional journey that Snow White takes, the epiphanies she has throughout the book that does that and to have that even curvy road of ups and downs that not only keeps you interested but also makes the book flow well is in my mind hard to do. It requires an author who know’s what he or she wants to say, what the purpose of their tale is and what it is they want their reader to feel. It’s like guiding your reader blindfolded through a maze. If I was to criticize anything it would be the ending, it sort of wrapped up a little too fast for my personal taste but it wasn’t bad or so quickly done that it ruined the book.
In conclusion, the Reflections of Queen Snow White is a book I highly recommend to anyone who likes familiar faces covered in new flavors, for the reader who like something different but light and interesting to read a sunny afternoon or by the beach between swims in the ocean. The book starts out heavy but leaves you light and feeling hopeful, something that always put a bounce in my step.
Also, I’m grateful for David Meredith for emailing me because otherwise, this would have been a book that had passed me by. I will most definitely keep an eye out for more books by David to see what he come up with.
You can find David Meredith at the following Social Medias:
Dreamer, Writer, Reader and Metal Head.