Hello my lovely Princesses!
It's always fun to read stories on why certain villainous characters are the way they are. What made them so evil? Why do they do the things they do?
On a past trip to Disneyland, I discovered the book "Fairest of All" A Tale Of The Wicked Queen by Serena Valentino. I was intrigued immediately upon seeing the title, but I was also a little skeptical. I wasn't sure if it would be worth reading, so I didn't get it. I was pleasantly surprised.
Having a great boyfriend that knows what I love, he surprised me with the book last weekend on our most recent visit to the Magical Kingdom.
I joked with him that I'll probably finish the book in two days. And I did. I'm a pretty seasoned reader and the book is not long at all.
My thoughts on it?? It's a good light read and will keep you entertained. The author takes you on a journey with the Wicked Queen; from the moment she married Snow's father...to her dark ending. You get to experience her back story and what finally drove her to madness.
There are certain parts in the book that are eerie and twisted, which I personally loved. Valentino's writing style is darkly poetic and she does a good job at conveying every emotion the Queen experiences. From fleeting joys, sorrow, and guilt, Valentino describes them all in rich detail. I'm not a fan of sugar coating the story of a villain. I want to know all of the gritty details, so I can truly understand the character.
All in all, it's a little gem of a book. I wish it was longer though. It's only 250 pages long. Then again, I wish a lot of other books I'm in love with are longer. A good example, Harry Potter! But I digress... If you're one of those people that are fascinated by the villain's side of the story, then you'll definitely enjoy this book!
Do you have any good spin-off books that you would like to recommend? Or if you've already read this, tell me what you liked and disliked about it. Have a great weekend!