It seems that Snow White’s story is all the rage lately (which explains my infatuation with ABC’s Once Upon a Time and two upcoming movies (Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman). It was only a matter of time that my focus would shift from Snow White’s story to the Queen (Snow White’s stepmother). While the cover of “Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen” is what initially drew me to this book during a recent Barnes and Noble visit, I would recommend this version to all Disney lovers*.
This book shed a new light on the Queen (I definitely empathized with her character). Readers got a glimpse of her sad childhood (a young girl desperately seeking the love and attention from her bitter father) and her courtship with Snow White’s dad (yes, they truly were in love). I loved this book so much that I finished reading it in one day’s time.
There were several factors which contributed to the Queen’s demise – one being her love of her long deceased father and the other was her undying love for Snow White’s dad. Written by Serena Valentino, this is a novel from Disney Press. I love this author so much that I plan to tackle her other books.
*If you’re a die hard Disney fan, you might like this blog written by Stephanie Crespin entitled Disney World Can Be Affordable.