Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review: Snow White & The Huntsman by Lily Blake

Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman

Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Poppy (first published January 1st 2012)
0316213276 (ISBN13: 9780316213271)
Copy provided by- Personal Purchase

A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale. Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.


 Fast-paced fantasy adventure -quick enjoyable read based on the movie.

Since I hadn't seen the movie yet, I wanted to read the book first. But, I really didn't know this book was based on the movie before I bought it.

We start the adventure based on the Snow White fairytale  by the original works of the Brothers Grimm.

King Magnus is killed on his wedding night, by the hands of his new wife Ravenna. Queen Ravenna then imprisons Snow, and takes over the kingdom. Ravenna is powered by magic, and needs beautiful girls, to steal their youth, and beauty to stay young and beautiful herself. After, many years Ravenna learns Snow White's heart will sustain the Queen's beauty forever, so the Queen set's out to fetch Snow from the dungeon. The Queen's brother goes to the dungeon to get Snow, only to be attacked by her and she flees into the Dark Forest.
Entering the Dark Forest is a death sentence, few have survived, but Snow manages to get lucky, although, I wouldn't call it luck per se. She passes out after a brief encounter with a drug-like plant. Meanwhile, back at the castle the Queen is irate and sends her brother and some forces to find and recapture Snow, with the help of a man who has actually survived trekking through the forest. The Huntsman, a drunk who is promised something in return for Snow, sets off with the Queen's men but as he sees Snow for the first time, he changes his mind and winds up helping her instead of the Queen. Now, they must escape this deadly forest or die trying.

Although, I would of loved to see more from this book as in the way of more elaborate scenes and settings it didn't disappoint or sway me from not seeing the movie. I adore fantasy novels, movies, etc.  I also love the scenes, special effects, etc. in fantasy worlds. I'll be looking forward to the movie, as the book does not depict every detail in the actual movie.



  1. Great review. I want to see this movie as well. I am glad the book was a good read...although disappointed it is based on the movie..since the book is usually better the other way around :)

  2. This isn't a book that would really appeal to me because I'm not a big fan of fairy tale retellings. And I would be turned off the movie just because Kristin Stewart is in it. I don't like her at all. Hope you enjoy it though :)