By: Gina Inverarity
Location: FIC INV
Genre: Fantasy, re-telling
When the girl brought my bowl she was in and out through the door like she couldn’t move fast enough. And when the lock clicked after her I found something she’d left. A knife. And not one for spreading butter, but a sharp one for slitting throats.
Locked in a cell by her stepmother, Snow grows small but she still grows. Even so, she’s hardly a match for a world gone wild, where the sun has disappeared behind clouds for good. The night the hunter takes her into the forest with orders to cut out her heart, Snow makes him a promise she isn’t sure she can keep. And then she runs.
Snow’s life is no fairytale. As she grows up her path will take her into the mountains, over misty passes, desolate gorges and alpine rivers, as well as to the city, where she will make her case for the return of what is hers.
And her childish promise will not be forgotten.
"Snow by Gina Inverarity is a post climate change, post modern world Snow White retelling that is honestly completely captivating and filled to the brim with a wonderful eerie setting and lyrical, illustrious writing and just such a fitting read for these unusual times that we find ourselves in at the moment.
I was instantly drawn into the frankly mesmerising world of Snow.
Snow was honestly such a captivating journey at every step throughout, with a wholly memorable, admirable and wonderful titular character. I’m definitely calling this one of my new favourite retellings this year and honestly given the time we’re living in and faced with now, I definitely encourage and advocate that everyone read Snow. " Brooke