to @jenwritesbooks on the release of POISONED!
Genre: Young Adult / Fairy Tale Retelling
In this retelling of the classic Snow White fairy tale, Princess Sophie must find the courage to stand up to her enemies (including her evil stepmother, Adelaide) in order to save her kingdom and, more importantly, its people.
“You can’t help who you are… Sometimes the thing that makes us all wrong is the thing that makes us perfect.”
Well, hmmmm. What just happened? This started off as a sweet retelling (some parts were reminiscent of the original fairy tale while others were original and different)… but about halfway through, I was surprised when things suddenly got deep and my heartstrings were tugged. Sophie’s adventures reminded me of the Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins, and since there were so many great lessons about life, love, kindness, and trusting yourself enough to listen to your inner voice, I would highly recommend it for young adults, especially middle grade readers.
“We must not run from our unhappiness. We must listen to it.”
I received an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.