October 29, 2012

A White So Red - Review

A White So Red By Krystle Jones

Book Blurb
Take back what is yours.

Seventeen-year-old Snow’s life changed forever the night her stepmother, the Queen, sent her huntsman to cut out her heart. Fleeing for her life, Snow runs to the Silver Forest, a place as dangerous as it is enchanting, and begins an adventure she could never have dreamed.

With no one at her side but a rowdy band of carnivorous dwarves and an arrogant, rogue prince who’s too handsome for his own good, Snow must confront the challenge that’s been laid before her: Kill the Queen, and take back the kingdom that should have been hers.

But if she is to succeed, Snow will have to tap into a powerful, ancient form of magic, one that may have been sleeping inside her all along.

My Review
This is a retelling of Snow White and I love it! Natalia and her sister Rose are no better than slaves after her father the King dies and leaves his new wife as Queen and ruler. Natalia tries her best to protect her little sister and often takes punishment meant for her. When she is took to the forest by the head huntsman she manages to escape before he could kill her. She finds herself around Dwarves who are carnivorous and very mean. There is a couple of them that is nice but only a few. Natalia knows better than to tell them her name so she tells them it's Snow. She agrees to keep their house clean and has to keep it. She meets Caspar who knows more about her than she may even know. He is handsome and tries his best to help her discover that she may just have magical powers she didn't know about. Hopefully enough to take back her kingdom.

First off the cover is so beautiful and the story inside matches it wonderfully. I loved Snow's character she doesn't lay down and tries to stay strong. You do get to see parts where she is scared but it doesn't stop her/ The Dwarves aren't the one you are used to they are so much better in this book. With the paranormal parts in it they fit perfect. Caspar hello amazing prince. He is so awesome you will want him for yourself. Why because not only is he handsome he doesn't try to hold Snow back. He tries to make her stronger. The Queen as always is evil but you get to see why and I love that part of the book. I didn't see it coming and it was a nice surprise. There is a whole lot more characters in this book some are human some are more paranormal creatures they are all fantastic.

I got right into this book as I love to see what authors do with fairy tales. This one didn't disappoint me at all. The action is always flowing at a good pace and you really get to know the characters. The love between Snow and Caspar is a believable one. It is not rushed and you can see it happening. The way Krystal Jones blends all the classic parts of the story and a new paranormal one is so great. I would recommend any one who loves a good fairy tale to pick this up. Believe me this book has it all and you will be right along side Snow on her journey.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam


  1. The cover is absolutely amazing! I think it would make anyone just grab the book and read it.
    I've noticed that fairytale retellings have been very popular lately. I haven't read any so far but I'm so planning on reading some.

  2. I love Snow White stories! Beautiful cover also. Looks like one I would really enjoy :) Thanks for sharing! Heading off to go find it now :)