27 July, 2016

The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith - [Book Review]

Book Details:

Title: The Reflections of Queen Snow White

Author: David Meredith

Genre: Fiction

Source: A free e-review copy from the author


What happens when "happily ever after" has come and gone?

On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven's wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven's fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White's own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing:

The king is dead.

The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old.

It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what "happily ever after" really means?

Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White.

My Review:

This is the story of introspection of a queen through a magical mirror which can talk. The mirror says it shows only the reflection of her thoughts, her past scars which she couldn't forget, her positive attitude and courage which she forgot now.

We all have good times and bad days in our life. When we are in a confusing state or in depression, we should remember the days when we fought back in our life and won. Instead, if we are surrounded by the negative thoughts, the situation becomes tough. We always need to introspect regularly to know who we are, what we are capable of and how lucky we are to have our basic needs fulfilled. This is the gist of the book. The author conveys the message very clear through the magical mirror.

If you are looking for a story with twists, you can skip this. But, if you want to understand the importance of introspection in your life, this might appeal to you. 

My Rating: 4/5 

Ps: I have received this free review copy in exchange of an honest review and this is my unbiased opinion on the book.

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About the Author:

David Meredith is a writer and educator originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. He received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City, Tennessee as well as a Tennessee State Teaching license. He is currently a doctoral student in Educational Leadership. On and off, he spent nearly a decade, from 1999-2010 teaching English in Northern Japan, but currently lives with his wife and three children in the Nashville Area where he continues to write and teach English.

Until next time,

Linking this to #WritingWednesdays hosted by WriteTribe.


  1. An interesting review Ramya and the book seems interesting:)

  2. What an interesting plot! Thanks for your review.

  3. Sounds interesting. Well written review. :)

  4. wow this sounds so interesting!! Nice review.


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