Book Review One for the Fairy Tale Party 2012- Snow White (This is number one where as yesterdays was number two because I am reviewing in the order I am reading them).
Suggested version of Snow White from LadyVampire2u
The Duchess Jessica's childhood began with a tragedy: her mother's death. Her father, heartbroken at the loss of his beloved wife, could not bear to raise the child. Largely ignored, Jessica spent the first eleven years of her life running free on the family estate, cared for only by the servants.
Then her father decides to remarry, bringing an end to Jessica's independence. At first her new stepmother just seems overly strict. But as Jessica grows into a beautiful young woman, it becomes clear that her stepmother is also wildly -- and murderously -- jealous of her.
Jessica escapes to London. Going by the name Snow to hide from her family, she falls in love with an odd band of outcasts who accept her into their makeshift family. But when her stepmother appears in the city, repentant and seeking her forgiveness, Jessica will have to decide whom to trust...with her life.
Snow had me captured from the beginning. I loved the way the story was going until I reached the middle of the story. At this point I was confused and beginning to really hate the direction it as headed. But, unable to hate any book I continued reading and was completely swept off my feet with the ending. Beautiful writing, an enchanting tale, over all I give it 3.5 music notes. On that note (no pun intended), I would say this book is for 13 to 18 year olds. There are some scenes questionable for younger readers.