Saturday, June 13, 2015

Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen by Serena Valentino

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The tale of the young princess and her evil stepmother, the Wicked Queen, is widely known. Despite a few variations from telling to telling, the story remains the same--the Queen was jealous of the girl's beauty, and this jealousy culminated in the Queen's attempt on the sweet, naive girl's life.

Another tale far less often spoken of is the one that explains what caused the Queen to become so contemptuously vile. Still, some have attempted to guess at the reason. Perhaps the Queen's true nature was that of a wicked hag and her beautiful, regal appearance a disguise used to fool the King. Others claim that the Queen might have hated the girl for her resemblance to the King's first wife. Mostly, the Queen is painted as a morally abhorrent woman who never loved another being during the course of her miserable life.

In fact, the theories about exactly what cause the Queen's obsessive vanity and jealous rage are too numerous to catalog. This book recounts a version of the story that has remained untold until now. It is a tragic tale of love and loss, and it contains a bit of magic. It is a tale of the Wicked Queen.
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Why Read: I first saw this from Pbookbuddy who is one of the amazing book tuber that I follow on YouTube. He was raving how great this book is and I was totally sucked in and gave in with what he said about this that somehow made me really want it bad.
What I Liked: Where to start?! haha Its a retelling! For the N'th time, I LOVE RE-TELLINGS! Any twisted fairy tale re-telling's is a pleasure for me to read. NO JUDGEMENTS! haha I find it refreshing and mostly interesting to know the other side of the stories. For this novel if you still haven't noticed yet, This is from Snow White and The Seven Dwarf's story specifically the wicked queen's side and it's evil origin. I was so encapsulated by the story. The writing was so good that it made me feel the feels for her, if you know what I mean. haha! The plot works well from the Disney story that it really made me believe that it was really from Disney. After reading this I immediately watched the cartoon and it made me see it in a different way which really felt good. I was satisfied with the whole story line and the plot twist was AARGGHHH! It made me feel! haha I don't want to spoil anything but the feels ahaha    
What Disappointed Me: NONE!
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To tell you frankly even if I didn't had the chance to see this being raved from Pbookbuddy and just saw this from the book store, The book cover alone had me already. No need to know the book synopsis. It just got sold from the cover itself. I'd die for this cover. Its amazing!
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These type of books is the reason why I LOVE READING.

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