Sunday, June 30, 2013

Snow White Sorrow Review

Sixteen year old Loki Blackstar is no Prince Charming. 
His mother is a ghost. His only friend is a red Cadillac that sings
 to him through the radio. He looks like an Angel but acts like jerk.
 No wonder he has been banned from Heaven, 
which is the least of his troubles. Loki needs a job to pay for school 
and support himself. Still, Loki has a rare gift: He is a 
Dreamhunter. One of the few in the world who can hunt and kill immortal 
demons in their dreams so they never wake up again. When Loki is 
sent to kill a sixteen-year-old vampire girl the locals call Snow White 
Sorrow, he is pulled into a magical but dangerous world. The locals 
believe the monster to be Snow White. The real Snow White...
 living in the ruins of an ancient castle in a small town. She is 
described as horribly beautiful, terrifyingly enchanting, and wickedly 
lovely. What he finds instead is a beautiful monster girl filled 
with rage and hurt, who has an epic untold story to tell of things such 
like why the Brothers Grimm altered the fairy tale, who the Evil Queen 
really is, where the mirror came from, and who possessed it. 
Snow White has killed every person who has 
dared come near the castle where  she once lived with the queen. 
Mysteriously, she lets Loki live, and whispers two words in his ears; 
two words that will change his life forever.
 What I thought: We've all heard the same fairy tales over and over again. So much so that we 
could probably tell them without the book in front of us. But what happens when 
the fairy tales we thought we knew were actually rewritten. The truth taken out 
or obscured so that we didn't know they were real and living in the real world. 
Most of them don't even know who they really are. Loki Blackstar is a vampire 
hunter who's trying to kill enough vampires to get back home and find out about 
his past. I love the premise of this book. Twisted fairy tales and them being rewritten to 
hide the truth. The writing is a little repetitive in some places,but other than 
that the book is good. 

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