Saturday, 7 July 2012

Review: Snow White Blood Red by Cameron Jace


Title: Snow White Blood Red (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #1)
Author: Cameron Jace
Author Info: Website|Twitter
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Author
Format: Ebook
Publication Date: May 29th 2012

Tell Me About It
What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

Book description of Snow White Blood Red: A Grimm Diaries Prequel as told by the Snow White Queen:

I have always wondered why you never asked about my name. Was I so superficial to you? So stereotypical and mundane? Why did you treat me as if I were just the monster of the week? You know what I think? You never had the time to really hate me. You wanted to hate me, long before you even met me. You wanted to scrape my existence and avenge your childhood princess by laying all blame on me. What if they didn’t call me the Evil Queen, what if I told you the real story from my point of view instead of hers, would you ever think of me as an angel? Could I ever make you care? I know that deep inside of you, you adore me,but you’re just scared, afraid to admit how much you love the Snow White Queen.

This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series.

My Thoughts
Snow White Blood Red is part one in a set or prequels to the Grimm Diaries. The story is told in the Queens point of view in the form of a diary to Wilhelm Carl Grimm. From her point of view we get to see how the fairy tale of Snow White has been twisted and changed so that the queen herself is no longer truthfully represented.

We follow the story from the birth of Snow White till the end result with an surprising twist to the story which I loved.  I haven't read traditional fairy tales for a long time, but when reading Snow White Blood Red it all came back to me on how it was told, so getting to look at it from another perspective was a refreshing change. I found myself enjoying Snow White Blood Red and once it was over I needed to know what happened next, so I got hold of the next books free from amazon kindle.

The book is only about 22 pages long on my ipad so it is a quick read, but it has so much packed into a small package it doesn't actually feel like its quick. Cameron has added his own little twist to the fairy tales that we all know and love and I already can't wait for The Grimm Diaries to be released.

3 comments:

  1. I just go this the other day!
    Thanks for the incentive to read it!
    WTF Are You Reading?

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  2. sounds interesting. great review!

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