The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith
Acquired Audiobook through the Author
Length: 6hrs and 18mins
Release Date: September 6, 2019
The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith is a retelling of Snow White fairy tale set several years after Snow White marries Prince Charming. This retelling is set in a darker viewpoint, as Snow White is mourning the loss of her husband while overseeing her daughter’s wedding arrangements. The novel is set in a series of flashbacks, as Snow White reflects on her past, her journey leading up towards the present day threaded with sorrows and joys.
This story is a very emotional one. Along with grieving the loss of her husband, Queen Snow White is also managing many responsibilities related to her daughter, and she feels very overwhelmed. This also leads Snow White to confront her past through the infamous magic mirror. In the midst of her grieving process, she is left to wonder about the continuation of a ‘happily ever after’. Through looking back on past memories, Snow White is steered to reflect on her future. I felt that this action was crucial for her self care and overall well being.
I recommend this story for those who love fairy tale retellings! This story also has a fresh take on Snow White’s life journey.
Rating: 4/5 Stars
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.
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