Twisted Fairy Tales? Snow White in a new setting? This time with robots and space? I am in. I am always hunting around for retellings of my favourite fairy tales and this one seemed delightful. I am also excited about the fact there are going to be more books like this. I cannot wait to see what else will get the Twisted Fairy Tales treatment hopes for Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty.
I have to say I thought, given the length, that this would be a picture book, but it is not? Or maybe my ADE messed up things, that also happens a lot. I still had fun, but I had to change my expectations a bit and that took some minutes.
I loved the plan of the evil queen (who had the awesome name of Star Queen). It still holds the basic line of getting rid of Snow White so that the queen is the best, it doesn’t have any murder or plans of murder. Instead Snow White is being put in a rocket and the rocket will lead to nowhere. The trees are truly alive (unlike in the original were she just thought they were due to being alone in the dark). And the dwarves? Robots! Cute and adorable ones which she made. yes, she did!
Of course, just like in the original the queen finds out and I was just rubbing my hands to see what she would do. I am not a fan of her, oh no, but I was curious what would happen in this robotty and space-filled world. What kind of tricks would the queen do? I won’t spoil what happens, but I can tell you I was gasping. Oh my!
The ending made me very happy and delighted. I am glad they didn’t go that way, instead taking a whole different turn. applauds
The art? It was amazing. I love the style and I so need more of it. The style reminded me of a combination of my favourite illustrators. I hope the illustrator will work on more of these Twisted Fairy Tales stories.
All in all, if you are in for a new sort of Snow White with robots and robots, try this one out. I would recommend it to all.