What happens when “happily ever after” has come and gone? Well not a huge amount apparently. With Prince Charming deceased, Queen Snow White feels she has little to live for. That is until she finds her wicked stepmother’s magic mirror abandoned in her old chambers. The mirror forces Snow White to look into the reflections of her past to find her inner strength and learn to live without her beloved prince.
Almost the entire story takes place in Snow’s memories, which is an interesting idea. I found Snow herself to be weak and irritating, but I suppose that was kind of the point of the story. The writing style was interesting – a lot of speech and description – and some sections were very graphic (the sex scene between Snow and Charming was particularly… vivid). The ending did redeem the story a little. Every fairy tale deserves a happy ending, even the darker ones.
Overall, The Reflections of Queen Snow White is an intriguing concept – one I’ve not come across before. However, it didn’t quite do it for me.