“How do your human stories begin? Ah, yes. Once upon a time…”
Death tells the story of Snow White.
I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
*Catch our review of The Witch of Belle Isle, the first stop in this tour, HERE.
Snow White is my favorite fairy tale (I’m sure you’d have never guessed that with as many retellings I read of it!) and this is the first I’ve read from the point of view of a character that most don’t even realize exist in the original story: Death. I can’t help but wonder if it was inspired by The Book Thief.
Regardless, I really enjoyed this dark twist on a classic. It was unique, creative, moved at a steady pace, and actually read like a fairy tale. I loved the way the story was told and how aligned it was with the original story.
I did have trouble at the beginning understanding the connection between Death and the mirror, but as I got further into the story, the connection became much clearer.
Overall, I did enjoy this short story and recommend it to those who love retellings. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Rayleigh is a Sophomore in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.
Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.