A witch. An apple. A mirror. That’s all most people think of when they recall the story of Snow White. But the truth is rarely so simple. What if the Queen wasn’t born evil and the princess wasn’t always so pure of heart? Is it possible that these two women could have ended up in one another’s place?
The Girl in the Glass Box tells the story of Agrippine and Genevieve, two women who are not all that different, but who quickly learn through a series of choices, encounters, and devastating losses that the course of their fates can change in an instant. Through the influences of the people they love and lose, both are redefined as their stories head for a different sort of happily-ever-after.
A dark adaptation of the classical fairy tale Snow White. The plot differs from the traditional tale as do the characters. There is the evil Queen, beautiful Princess and handsome Prince but non are as you expect them to be. The characters are very unpredictable; which make the read more exciting.
The book invited me to develop a connection with both of the main characters Agrippine (the Queen) and Genevieve (Snow white). To my surprise they are very different yet very similar.
The tale begins with Agrippines own story allowing us to understand the reasons behind her dark choices and the fate that led her to become the evil Queen and step mother to Genevieve. The rest of the story quickly unravels into a spiral of love and devastation.
There are small similarities throughout the book to the original tale but this version continuously shocked me with the twists and changes of events throughout.
This is not your typical happily ever after fairy tale as there are elements of romance but more heartache and hatred.
This book made a good read from start to finish. I found the final chapter provided the shock of element and surprise but was slightly disappointed how the chapter closed. I feel the writer should have ended the story sooner at the moment when Agrinnine realized she was still not the most beautiful of all.
Reviewed By: Jessica
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