Monday, 20 April 2015

Poisoned (Snow White #1) by Katherine Pine

Blurb (From Goodreads):
 Poisonous mists settled in the lowlands 17 years ago, rendering ninety percent of the land uninhabitable and killing over half the population. Most blame their misfortune on industrialization or the fey, but some curse Snow White, the princess who was born poisoned. As the only person who can survive entering the poisoned woods without a gas mask, Snow White has dedicated her life to studying the poison and finding a cure. This obsession draws her deeper into the woods and its secrets, where nothing is as it seems. When Snow White saves a man who should never have been saved, she unleashes an evil more horrifying and destructive than the poison.

Poisoned by Katherine Pine

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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“The people in the village silently worshiped Snow White, but the servants feared her. They remembered the beauty and kindness of the late queen. They never forgot that she’d died by her daughter’s hand.”

This was an interesting retelling of Snow White, but I did get confused in places.

I felt really sorry for Snow White at the start of this book. Watching her mother die the way she did, and being the cause of it must have been awful, and to then be locked up because of it was shocking.

She doubled over, grabbed my shoulder, and pulled me close for a brief, sweet kiss. “It’s not your fault. I love you.” Then she fell.

The storyline in this followed Snow White in the time after her mother’s death, as well as a girl called Rose who along with her father had rescued Snow White from her tower prison. I did get very confused by this story at points though. I didn’t quite understand the flowers Snow White was collecting, or the relevance of the man that Rose rescued?
Hopefully there’ll be more answers in the second instalment.
6 out of 10

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