The world of fairy tales is twisted and corrupted. Two years after her entrapment and torture at the hands of the Seven Deadly Trolls, Snow White now works as an assassin for hire. Rude, crude and with her princess status long revoked, she has become a dark angel for the Ever After's damsels-in-distress. A game of cat and mouse soon begins when two of the Deadlies, Pride and Wrath, return to exact revenge on the fallen princess for the murder of their brothers. Armed with her trusty dagger carved from the magic mirror, Snow finds herself drawn into a conspiracy that involves an ancient relic from beyond her world's borders and the destruction of her world. Taking perversion to a whole new level, NEVER AFTER is an estrogen-filled romp to save the Ever After as Snow slices and dices her way through beloved characters leaving no talking animal safe!
Summary & Photo taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 191 pages
Source: Review copy
Publication Date: July 29th 2012 by Melange Books, LLC
Snow White isn't just another pretty face in this new and darker re-telling of the classic children's fairy tale. I was really surprised by this book, as a lot of you know I'm not a huge fan of retellings but when I got the tour invite for this one I really wanted to give it a try, I was also surprised to see that the book was written by a man. Maybe it's a bit sexist of me but I'm used to female authors writing retellings so I was curious to see how one penned by a male author would turn out.
I'm really glad that I gave it a chance because it was such unique twist on the classic tale and I have never ever read anything like it before. I loved Snow because she was kicking ass and taking names. Its about time that someone updated this story with a strong, female lead that is so different from any other retelling that I've read.
The violence, the gore, as well as the strong sense of independence that Snow exemplifies was great. I loved the thrills and chills in the book and I'm so glad that I was able to take part in this book tour, it introduced me to a new author and I can't wait to see what Jason writes next. For a 191 page novel it was more action packed that I would have expected and I hope to see more from this author.
I would recommend this novel to those who love retellings of popular fairy takes as well as those who like urban fantasy novels. It's a great read from a new and unique voice in the writing world and I highly recommend this one. It's one of my favourites of the year!
Jason Macumber has been writing since he could first hold a pen, weaving stories so grand his teachers would usually have to pull him back down to earth on more than one occasion. After beginning his writing career in the Young Adult genre, he found that the medium did not suit his more mature tastes and tones that were dying to rip free from the far reaches of his mind. Thus, Snow emerged and became a force to be reckoned and the Ever After Chronicles was born. He is currently living in Florida where he is finishing his graduate degree and punching out the sequel to NEVER AFTER in the company of his three dogs and one mischievous cat.
*I received a free copy in exchange for my free and honest review. I was not compensated in any way and all thoughts and opinions expressed therein are my own.
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