The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith

Posted 21 December, 2013 by Paige in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Date Released: October 2nd 2013
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My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:
What happens when “happily ever after” has come and gone? 

On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven’s wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven’s fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White’s own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing: 

The king is dead. 

The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old. 

It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what “happily ever after” really means? 

Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White. 

My Review:
I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all heard the story of the now Queen Snow White, don’t you? But, with all those fairy tales and “Happily Ever Afters,” do we ever stop to think what happens after the “After?” In David Meredith’s lovely story, we get that chance in regards to Snow White and her Charming. 
He’s dead. Has been for a little over a year now, and their daughter Raven is getting married to her own fair Prince. The thing is, though, Snow just can’t seem to be anything but in a deep depression. So, in an attempt to get away from everyone she winds up in an old abandoned tower and finds the mirror that almost caused her demise Once Upon A Time. However, this time the mirror helps Snow White as it allows her to reflect and, although she will never not love Charming, it marks the beginning of her moving on and living in the present. 
I really enjoyed this book, it was well written and I truly felt that it was a great story. Like I said before, no one thinks about what happens After, but Mr. Meredith certainly paints a picture that I can see happening within the world of Snow White. I must say, when contacted by David for a review, this was not what I expected. It was better. I highly recommend for anyone who loved the original tale, or just loves a great book in general. I look forward to seeing what the author writes next! 
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author, but that in no way affected my review or opinion.* 

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