Title: Mirror, Mirror (Twisted Tales #6)
Author: Jen Calonita
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Disney Book Group
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Release Date: April 2, 2019
What if the Evil Queen poisoned the prince?
Following her beloved mother’s death, the kingdom falls into the hands of Snow White’s stepmother, commonly referred to as “the Evil Queen” by those she rules. Snow keeps her head down at the castle, hoping to make the best of her situation.
But when new information about her parents resurfaces and a plot to kill her goes haywire, everything changes for Snow. With the help of a group of wary dwarfs, a kind prince she thought she’d never see again, and a mysterious stranger from her past, Snow embarks on a quest to stop the Evil Queen and take back her kingdom. But can she stop an enemy who knows her every move and will stop at nothing to retain her power… including going after the ones Snow loves?
This is the first book that I’ve read in the Twisted Tales series. I love adaptations of fairytales, so I knew I would love this book!
This book is a modern adaptation of the classic Disney movie Snow White. It follows both Snow and the Evil Queen, Ingrid. I liked how familiar the story was, since I grew up watching the movie. It’s been many years since I watched it, but the characters were the same, so I could imagine what they looked like.
Though this story is based on the Disney movie, it has more modern themes. Snow is a leader who takes charge of the plan to remove the Evil Queen from power. She has more power than the original Snow White would have had in the 1937 movie. Gender roles were reversed when her prince was placed in a glass coffin instead of her (This is not a spoiler because it happens in the prologue). Snow is a much more active character in this modern story.
I loved this story! I’ll definitely have to check out the other books in the series.
Thank you to Disney Book Group for providing me an e-galley of this book via NetGalley.
What to read next:
Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen by Serena Valentino
Part of Your World (Twisted Tales #5) by Liz Braswell
Have you read Mirror, Mirror? What did you think of it?