Monday, November 26, 2012

Snow Whyte and the Queen of Meyhem by Melissa Lemon

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!

I'm happy to be a part of this blog tour for Melissa Lemon.  If you love a good re-telling of an old fairy tale, you should check this book out.  It puts a new twist on Snow White and those seven dwarfs.

In this book we see the story unfold from the magic mirror's point of view.  It was an interesting way to tell the story.  He can see anyone he wants at anytime as he has been placed in the mirror with a spell by the evil queen of Mayhem.  

"Mirror, Mirror, in my hand.  Lock your door:  enslave this man.  Ensure his lips speak only truth; keep lies behind tongue and tooth.  Hold him there, no longer free.  Until death take him or me."

Speaking of the queen, boy is she mean!  Evil to the core.  

I loved the places named Mischief and Mayhem.  I loved the new take on the seven dwarfs.  I loved the ending.  It gave me a little surprise.  :)

Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem is an easy, gentle flowing book.  It is a book I'm happy to pass off to my daughter and recommend to any fairy tale lover.

Content:  some violence and abuse

You can catch the other stops on the tour by checking out the tour schedule here.

You can find out more about the author and purchase this book at the following places:


  1. I think that this is an interesting take on the story. The mirror is such a big character and I don't think many people actually realize that, he gets more of an insight into the story. Glad to hear this one worked out for you!

    1. I loved having the mirror's pov! So creative. Thanks, Andrea!

  2. Retellings can be such a blast! Thanks for pointing this one out.

  3. Eeeep, I love retellings! This sounds really good :)

    1. Your eeeep made me smile! Thanks for stopping by, Sunny!

  4. I'm probably biased, since I'm a sucker for re-tellings, but Snow White from the mirror's perspective sounds awesome!

  5. this sounds absolutely brilliant!


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