Title: Snow White Blood Red
Author: Cameron Jace
Series: Grimm Diaries, Prequel #1
•Source: Won @ Reading Until Dawn
•Publisher: Indie Author
•Publication Date: September 1, 2012
Opening Line: Dear Wilhelm Carl Grimm,
She is not the giddy, naive, and helpless princess she pretends to be.
What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?
I have always wondered why you never asked about my name. Was I so superficial to you? So stereotypical and mundane? Why did you treat me as if I were just the monster of the week? You know what I think? You never had the time to really hate me. You wanted to hate me, long before you even met me. You wanted to scrape my existence and avenge your childhood princess by laying all blame on me. What if they didn’t call me the Evil Queen, what if I told you the real story from my point of view instead of hers, would you ever think of me as an angel? Could I ever make you care? I know that deep inside of you, you adore me,but you’re just scared, afraid to admit how much you love the Snow White Queen.
This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series.
Snow White Blood Red is told from the Evil Queen's point of view, which I love. Apparently everything we thought we knew about Snow White is wrong. The Evil Queen is actually Snow White's birth mother and not her stepmother. While the Evil Queen is definitely as narcissistic as we previously thought she admits to being not even half the evil that Snow White is.
I admit that I am no angel. It would be foolish to pretend that I am. I have danced with mischievous faeries too close to the dark side of Neverland. I have ushered young butterflies to the deceiving light of fire. I have slaughtered, tortured, burned, suffocated, poisoned, ripped out hearts, and sat on my throne watching young beautiful girls lying dead on the floor of my castle as I bit on blood-apples topped with chocolate syrup and fresh milk.Snow White Blood Red is dark and mysterious, but most of all enticing. Snow White Blood Red does exactly what it was written to do, it draws you in and has you eagerly awaiting the release of Snow White Sorrow.
But you know what? I am not even half the beautiful evil that she is made of.
You let children believe that the bites were resurrecting kisses, and that torturing glass coffins were made for sleeping beauties, waiting for a prince to come and kiss them awake.
But she wasn't that kind of demon or dark entity. She was a beautiful monster, the hardest to kill, yet the hardest to outlive.