Fairest Of All by Serena Valentino

This is the story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” from the Wicked Queen’s point of view. How did she get to be where she is? How did she become Queen in the first place? What type of life did she and Snow White have together before the King’s death?

Here we get her side of the story, beginning with her wedding day and how she met the King in the first place. I love redone fairy tales, as you know, so I was very, very excited to find this book in Half Price Books today. It is 250 pages long and has an Accelerated Reader level of 5.8 so that students could most definitely use for their A.R. Tests in school.

11/22/2011 – FINISHED – This book was very good and so very sad. Valentino did an excellent job tracing the downward spiral of a woman torn by grief and loss of love. It rather echoes Gregory Maguire’s question: “Are people born wicked or are they made that way?”

It’s a quick read once you sit down with it so if you’d like something to evoke those fairytale memories, this is the perfect book for you!

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