Review: Mirror, Mirror

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?

Mirror, Mirror is a retelling of the classic, Snow White.  I have recently become obsessed with fairy-tale retellings and this was the first one I decided to really take a chance on.  So the take on this story is what if the Evil Queen had poisoned the prince instead of Snow White?

I enjoyed the alternating perspectives of Snow and the Evil Queen, Ingrid.  It gave a little history of Ingrid and how she got to this point in her life while also following the current story of Snow White.  I just like it when we get to see the villain’s perspective as well, because we all know the saying that “a villain is not born, they are made.”  So it was interesting to see how Ingrid made that change into the Evil Queen.  I also liked the twist of Ingrid not only being Snow’s step-mother, but also her biological aunt.  I felt that added a whole new twist to the classic tale we all know and love.

The only thing I would have liked is more drama after the Evil Queen poisons the prince.  Going into the story it makes it seen as though we will get more of the story after that point – the poisoning.  Other than that, this was a great story and it kept it close to the original, but just different enough to make you think, what if?

Rating: 4/5 stars

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