Friday, January 18, 2013
The Fairest Beauty
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Genre: Fairy tale, fantasy
Series: There will be a sequel, but I don’t believe there’s a specific name for this series.
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9
Number of pages: 335
Time period: 1300s
Passage from book: No, I'm not posting a passage...but guess what? Melanie will be stopping by in an hour for an interview and giveaway! So check back soon!
My overall opinion: This book was a lovely surprise! I was quite sure from reviews of Melanie’s other books, and also from the back cover, that I would enjoy this book…I just didn’t know how much! This is a delightful retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. But it isn’t really a fantasy book…everything that happens really could have happened! There isn’t any “magic” like you usually see in these retellings. However, it is easy to see how in later retellings (I’m pretty sure this is the TRUE story) magic was worked in. The characters depended on God, making them clearly Christian. However, this didn’t detract from the delightfulness of the story in the least! The dwarves were changed, but recognizable…and that’s all I’m going to say about that here. Go buy a copy. :) Oh, also, if you’ve read The Healer’s Apprentice, I’m pretty sure you’re going to find a character or two to recognize! I haven’t, but I caught the reference through pure luck. Definitely want to read more by Melanie! Highly recommend this wonderful story! You can buy it through the link below.
**The author and her publicity team sent me a free copy of this book for review purposes. I was not obligated to post a positive review. I am in no other way recompensed for this review. All opinions are truly mine. This book comes out on January 22! Available for pre-order now.**