Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen

Reminder: This review is of a series and not an individual book. While I will write a synopsis for each book, I will do my best to not give away blatant spoilers. With that being said, the end of one book more or less is the start of another, so information from the end of the previous book may play a role in the plot of the next book, thus I have to give away the spoiler. Read the synopsis at your own discretion.

Today’s story is about the Wicked Queen from Snow White. Growing up, the Queen always believed that she was ugly and a waste of space. Her mother died during childbirth, and her father, who was a Mirror Maker, never forgave her for the death of his wife. When the King came to see the Mirror Maker, he fell in love with the Queen and they got married. Upon their marriage, the Queen became the stepmother of Snow White. But when the King goes to war and didn’t return, the Queen fell into a deep depression, and her path to coming out would change her fate forever.

It is incredibly interesting to me that they made the Queen such a martyr. I was kinda surprised by the adult themes, but I also understand that when Snow White came out in 1938, we were more open to talking to children about those types of things. I will say that the ending was a huge shock to me, but I’m not sure if that’s because it has been a moment since I have seen the movie or if Valentino changed/created it for her work.

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!

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