Review: Fairest of All (Whatever After #1)

Title: Fairest of All (Whatever After #1)
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Genre: Middle Grade
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Source: Library
Format: Ebook
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

The first installment of Sarah Mylowski’s New York Timesbestselling series!

Be the bravest of them all . . . 

Once upon a time my brother and I were normal kids. The next minute? The mirror in our basement slurped us up and magically transported us inside Snow White’s fairy tale. 

I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true.

But hey — we’re heroes! We stopped Snow White from eating the poisoned apple. Hooray! Or not. If Snow White doesn’t die, she won’t get to meet her prince. And then she won’t get her happy ending. Oops. 

Now it’s up to us to:
– Avoid getting poisoned
– Sneak into a castle
– Fix Snow White’s story

But Snow White’s REAL happy ending might not be quite what we expected . . . 


I was so excited to read this series. I’ve always loved retellings of fairytales. The girl who I babysit has recommended the Whatever After series for years, and when I found out what it was about, I was dying to read it. In the series, Abby and Jonah enter fairytales through a magical mirror in their house, but something always goes wrong in the story. They have to find a way to fix the fairytale so the main character still gets a happy ending. 

This story is based on Snow White. When Abby and Jonah arrive in the fairytale land, they prevent Snow from eating the poisoned apple from the wicked witch. This means that she does not die and Prince Charming cannot save her with a kiss. The kids have to find a way to fix the story in a unique way. 

This is a great series! I love the way Sarah Mlynowski writes. Everything moves at a fast pace. Even though the series is written for a middle grade audience, I really enjoyed the story! I’m excited to read the rest of the series!

What to read next:

If the Shoe Fits (Whatever After #2) by Sarah Mlynowski

Upside-Down Magic (Upside-Down Magic #1) by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Miracle, and Emily Jenkins

Have you read Fairest of All? What did you think of it?

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