Snow White and Rose Red: The Curse of the Huntsman by Lilly FangAdolescent Fantasy/Fairy Tales Retold
This was a really cheap buy on Amazon and definitely worth the price! It is a retelling of Snow White and her sister Rose Red and a huntsman that reminded me of Beast from another well-known tale.
The story centers around Rose Red, the younger and not-quite-so-beautiful sister of Snow White. Rose Red is given a rose by a secret admirer. She doesn't have time to wonder who it might be because her family must spend hours in the rose forest harvesting the flowers. When a young girl is attacked and Rose's mother has to leave immediately, Rose finds herself in a mystery as dark and dangerous as the forest of thorns. So, who is ravaging the village girls?
The character of Snow White was a real treat. She wasn't some fawning princess but a real kick-butt heroine who gets things done and falls in love with the substance of her man rather than just the beauty. I would like to know more of her story. One half of the book is hers; the other half belongs to her sister. Both are a great read.
This is a short read, less than 100 pages but fun all the way. I really like this story but if you like a traditional fairy tale, you will be disappointed. This book is about empowered princesses who act rather than wait on some guy to rescue them. It is part of a series by different authors and I can't wait to check out some other tales. A very likable series.