Monday, 19 November 2012

Blog Tour: Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem by Melissa Lemon

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Released December 11 2012, 288 pages
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Stuck in her family's apple orchards, Kat's got plenty of work to do and only pesky Jeremy to help. But when Jeremy convinces her to run away, Kat will discover that nothing---and no one---in her life is quite what it seems. Wonderfully re-imagined  this is the magical tale of Snow White as you've never read it before!

My thoughts

I love the re-telling of fairy tales and this was no different. I was overjoyed with the fact the author gave 'Snow White' a different name, seriously how many people would have called their baby snow? Instead the author chose to name her Katiyana, which incidentally does mean snow in the language of their forefathers. This isn't the only new thing that intrigued me about this book I don't want to give too much away so I won't tell you exactly what the differences are but dare I say they make this book better. There are some things that will never change about this book. Like the seven dwarfs, although their names and temperaments are different. I read this story in less than a day and I was absolutely in love with it. It was so different yet familiar all at the same time. I can't describe it. The ending was rather anticlimactic but it has to stay true to the original story so the author couldn't really do surprises. Although at the end there is a shocker that I actually hadn't seen coming, which I loved because you know its been a while and all that. I absolutely loved the way this story was told and from who's point of view it was told (I'll leave that as a nice surprise for you). I'd recommend this book to readers of any age as its just the right amount of old mixed with the new. In case you didn't guess, yeah I loved it.  

Was hoping to have this finished in time.

I loved the cover, it was all fairytale-esque, I just had to do my own interpretation of it (although it would have helped if I actually managed to finish it). I liked the colours and font used on the cover (even though the title is like crazy long). I didn't actually notice at first that the cover was us seeing Snow Whyte through the mirror, I think symbolism is totally lost on me. After I'd read the story though and understood what the cover was really about I was all 'oohh wow that's such a cool idea, how did I not notice that?'

About Melissa...
Melissa has been writing stories since she could hold a pencil in her hand and she has a deformed, calloused finger to prove it. She began twisting fairy tales in the fifth grade when she wrote a story about George of the Jungle making his way to Neverland. Melissa enjoys writing, making music, reading, baking and running. She lives with her husband, three daughters and cat named Matilda.
She's also wrote another fairytale re-telling style book Cinder & Ella, which I'm obviously off out buying now.

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