book reviews

Book Review: “Mirror, Mirror” by Jen Calonita

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Snow White is not one of my most favorite Disney Princess stories but I did like this twisted tale, even though the twist they promised on the cover really didn’t happen until the very end, the Prince being the one to be poisoned instead of Snow White.

This is the first book in the series by Jen Calonita. I’m glad they’re adding new authors to this series because it keeps it fresh. I can tell the subtle difference between their writing styles. At first I did not really click with her writing style but as the book went on I got into it.

This book is definitely filled with positivity and strength for women. I think this was done because the original Snow White Disney cartoon was so outdated. She just fled and waited and fell in love with the prince she met once, his true love kiss waking her even though they didn’t know each other at all. In this one Snow White does flee but she doesn’t just sit at the Dwarves house and wait. She builds a plan, she gathers allies, she plots to take the kingdom back from the Evil Queen. She gets to know the prince as he helps her and slowly through their endeavor they “fall in love”. Is it real love after just a few days with all they went through together? No clue. But they at least got to know more than each other than him just hearing her sing.

This was a good edition to Disney’s Twisted Tales. I can’t wait to read the next one, “Conceal Don’t Feel”, also written my Calonita.

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