Snow White and the Vampire by Marina Myles
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book was packed to the brim with fairy tale, horror story, and typical London references: a cursed amulet, a forbidden castle, an evil stepmother, star-crossed lovers, Jack the Ripper, the Tower of London, and oodles of mystery.
Alba is playing the role of “Snow White” in this story. She’s got an evil stepmother and has been cursed. Dimitri is playing the role of Prince Charming (I think), if he was a vampire. If you can get on board with those ideas, you’ll really like this book. It was well written and had lots of twists and turns. Oh, and it even had some smutty good times in there (as much as old world London will give you, what with all the layers and propriety). A few stories are happening at once in this book – Jack the Ripper is hunting people, Alba is trying to escape her evil stepmother, Dimitri is trying to get away from his evil friend Somona, and they are both trying to escape some evil curse (or two).
Sadly, I don’t think this set of books is for me. I just couldn’t get on board with the many different curses and storylines that kept fizzling or counteracting one another. That being said, I don’t think that should put anyone else off from reading this book. The writing style was enjoyable and the mystery was well done (I had no clue who the killer was!). If you’re into fairy tales and vampires, this will be the perfect combination for you!
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