Snow: A Retelling of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (Once upon a Time Series) [NOOK Book]

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Snow White, Rose Red

In a tiny Welsh estate, a duke and duchess lived happily, lacking only a child -- or, more importantly, a son and heir to the estate. Childbirth ultimately proved fatal for the young duchess. After she died, the duke was dismayed to discover that he was not only a widower, but also father to a tiny baby girl. He vowed to begin afresh with a new wife, ...
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Overview

Snow White, Rose Red

In a tiny Welsh estate, a duke and duchess lived happily, lacking only a child -- or, more importantly, a son and heir to the estate. Childbirth ultimately proved fatal for the young duchess. After she died, the duke was dismayed to discover that he was not only a widower, but also father to a tiny baby girl. He vowed to begin afresh with a new wife, abandoning his daughter in search of elusive contentment.

Independent -- virtually ignored -- and finding only little animals and a lonely servant boy as her companions, Jessica is pale, lonely and headstrong...and quick to learn that she has an enemy in her stepmother. "Snow," as she comes to be known, flees the estate to London and finds herself embraced by a band of urban outcasts. But her stepmother isn't finished with her, and if Jessica doesn't take control of her destiny, the wicked witch will certainly harness her youth -- and threaten her very life....
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442408371
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Series: Once upon a Time Series
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 158,958
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Tracy Lynn is the pseudonym of Elizabeth J. Braswell. After the sort of introverted childhood you would expect from a writer, Elizabeth earned a degree in Egyptology at Brown University...and then promptly spent the next ten years producing videogames. Finally she caved in to fate and wrote Snow, her first novel, followed by the Nine Lives of Chloe King series under the name Celia Thomson.

Elisabeth lives in the East Village with her husband Scott, their cat, George, and a tank full of fish, all also named George. You can visit her Web site at tracylynn.com and email her at tracy@tracy-lynn.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2007

    Really didn't like the book - wish I'd put it down in the beginning

    Overall I disliked this book a LOT. It kept me entertained enough to keep reading, but barely. The author is clearly skilled in language, but her writing still needs a lot of refining. The sentences didn't flow very well, there was a lot of confusing transition from narration to characters' thoughts, and oftentimes, in the middle of narration appropriate to what it would be like in the 1800s, I would come upon a modern phrase that definitely didn't belong. The story was lacking in good description of its characters and left me wanting more effective description everywhere. The storyline would sometimes start quickly and go very fast, but then stop and be slow, and then start again suddenly. I felt like I was being pulled along in a car that kept hitting its brakes and then accelerating at odd intervals. The main character of Jessica/Snow really had no personality, which is the key to getting readers to like a character. I found that I didn't really like her or care about her that much, cruel as it seems. Creating likeable characters is essential for an author to accomplish to keep a reader hooked. When Jessica was young she just seemed silly, and when she was old, she was boring and, in some instances, still silly. The love story that unravelled leads me back to the car analogy, with the stopping and going suddenly and erratically. The author would lead me to believe that certain characters would be love interests for Snow, but then suddenly those ideas would be dashed and I'd be left saying, 'Wha-??'. The love story started out slow so you'd hardly know it was there, then all of a sudden it accelerated quickly and I was thinking, 'When did that happen?'. Characters were introduced suddenly when the book was almost over, and I thought they would be significant, but they really were annoyingly pointless. The author tried to have a modern take on the story, with the Duchess being a scientist instead of a witch, but the story seemed out of place and all wrong like this, and the 'scientific' elements of the story just seemed dumb and far-fetched. But enough of that. As I was reading the book I figured it deserved 3 stars in a review. That is, until I got to the end. All - and I mean ALL! - problems in the story seemed to be resolved with an infuriatingly low amount of conflict. Suddenly all seemed to be well, and I felt like throwing the book accross the room! The ending itself was completely lame, and left me wondering why on earth I didn't stop reading the book after the first few chapters. Perhaps I am hard to please, but I definitely don't recommend this book.

    10 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2008

    A wonderful read!

    I fell absolutely in love with the book the first time I read it! The story was wonderful and the character development was top notch. I fell in love with the character Raven! This book is shrouded in mystery and has a bit of every genre in it. I recommend it to anyone who loves fairy tale retellings!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2008

    Incredible

    This is a super book it's one of those special books that you can read repeatedly, over and over again without getting tired of it. It's a beautiful Snow White story, and there's a wonderful romance between Snow and her 'Prince', the misfit-but-still-really-amazing Raven. This is a must read!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    love at first word

    While trying to avoid gushing, i have to say that this is one of my favorite books i have read. My copy is so worn that i have been looking for a new one. The adventures snow goes on and the outstanding cast of supporting characters makes this read one for all to enjoy. The only thing i would say is that it isn't the garden variety fairy tale and some of the themes may not be suitable for all ages.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2007

    How Terrible!

    I didn't like this book at all! It really didnt have any magic in it at all. Like when Snow White woke up it wasnt a kiss that woke her up. It was just a machine that put her to sleep then it made her wake up. The first few chapters I liked it but then it got boring and stupid. Some of the books in these series are very disappointing. Some are really excellent. But all in all this was one of the bad ones.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Set up to love, then dissapointed

    When I started reading this book I got hooked. I was falling in love with it. The story line, the new look on an old classic, it was going great. So as I got to the end I was ready for something that would make me just as happy as the rest of the book. I got the opposite. Without giving anything away the ending was...bland. I found myself thinking, "really? That's it?" It was set up to have such a great powerful climax with many different directions. But it just kind of fizzled. It makes me sad. I'm not saying that I wasted my money but as a reader I feel kind of cheated.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    I really liked this retelling of Snow White. You could see the s

    I really liked this retelling of Snow White. You could see the similarities between this story and the original Snow White, but this one had a lot of originality that it kept me riveted.
    Snow—or rather, Jessica—is a child raised by servants. Since the servants obviously do not know how a proper duchess is to be raised, Jessica mostly runs wild among the estate. That is, until her father remarries. Everyone, including Jessica, is fooled by Anne, the new duchess, except for Alan, the fiddler. He is Anne's servant, and has an enchanted chain around his neck that prevents him from being able to tell anyone what goes on in Anne's room. Alan is also Jessica's best friend, and when Anne reveals her plan to steal Jessica's heart, Alan rushes—and struggles—to try and save Jessica without revealing anything.
    Then we meet the band of outcasts, Chauncey, Mouser, Sparrow, Cat, and Raven. They take Jessica in when they find her wandering on the streets of London, and quickly become her family.
    But then Anne claims to have changed, and Jessica—now known as Snow—who yearns to have a mother, is willing to give her a second chance. Here is where I had a bit of qualms with Snow.
    The duchess, Anne, tried to kill Snow. Yes, I understand that Snow wants parents who care for her more than anything, but Anne tried to kill her. I would not be willing to go back and say, "Oh, hi, I know you wanted my heart for yourself and all, but I'm just gonna go meet you and put it all behind us." What?
    Though I know it was essential for the plot, I still wanted to smack some sense into Snow and scream at her that it was a trap.
    The Lonely Ones (the band of outcasts that take Snow in) quickly captured my heart with their quirks and care. As they became Snow's adopted family, I came to care for them.
    Another thing I really liked was the way the author wrote the book. It was in third person, which allowed us to see what was going on everywhere and be privy to what the duchess was going to do (and then yell at Snow for being so naïve.) Also, some chapters were things that weren't essential to the book but that allowed us to see what other character's were thinking, such as Alan's letter to his sister after accepting the position as a fiddler in the Welsh estate.
    Though I knew (for the most part) how the story was going to end, it wasn't boring in the least and provided much entertainment that kept me wanting to know how the author planned to have things happen—and therefore kept me eagerly turning the page.
    I recommend this book to people who love retelling of fairy tales, love, magic (or science), and a happily ever after that's not so expected.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    All the other readers cant understand books like me

    This book was overall amazing. Sure, it wasnt what people wanted for a regular fairy tale, but it was honest in saying a retelling of a story. The title said snow. And eeryone knows the title helps define the book, snow can be anything. Some people were complaining about the fizzled ending, but in the ending, it leads to alot more. It has this sense of a sequel coming on, but not. So a cliffy if you will. Snow is a story about a girl finding herself in the world while 'society' tried to correct her or capture her. Duchess being that 'society' before i spoil more, i would say this is a must read overall for critical thinkers or those who know how to enjoy a book and give it credit where credit is due.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Ok

    It was good but I wish she ended up with a cuter guy and really? A crow and kinda her half brother, that is just so wrong. Never really liked snow white anyways. OK BUT NOT THE BEST.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Love it

    I thought the book was very interesting. It lost me in the middle but i found my way back quick enough. A fantastic retelling of snow white and a very differnt spin to it. Was most enjoyable!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    A Great Book

    I never really like the story of snow white, but after reading this book, it became one of my favorite stories

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2010

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    One Lonely girl encounters other 'Lonelys' and learns what a real family feels like. Life may not be perfect but with good friends and love we can overcome anything, even a curse!

    Snow, born a duchess, is unsure of what life should and can hold until a fiddler, an insane stepmother, and group of unusual friends abruptly insert themselves into her life. One always wonders why Snow never rises up against her stepmother; well here readers are rewarded with a tale of pure hearts, and unfortunate circumstances that lands one very isolated little girl in the heart of London amidst a groups of siblings different from any characters ever encountered, retelling or not! Though far from home, insanity and danger follow this child even as she discovers family and, for the first time, love. An enchanting tale only possible from Ms. Lynn's imagination. Thank you for a wonderful adventure!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2009

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    Refreshing Retelling

    I really enjoyed the novel Snow by Tracy Lynn. Although it's a retelling of a beloved fairy tale, the characters are unique and the mysteries original. The main character, Jessica was born the day her mother died. Her father, the Duke of Kenigh, is heartbroken by his wife's death. He shuns Jessica because she is not a male heir and he blames her for her mother's death. Jessica is raised by the servants, running wild and happy. Then the duke remarries and Snow has a new mother, a haughty beautiful lady. Jessica's freedom is slowly taken away, but at first the new duchess was kind. There were only hints of her strangeness. The duchess works secretively in her labratory and is dangerously obsessed with having a son. The duchess hires a fiddler boy, Alan, as her servant and he and Jessica become friends. It's apparent that the duchess has some hold over Alan, and there are some things he's just unable to speak about. As her stepmother's experiments grow more sinister, Jessica becomes lovelier... and her stepmother grows jealous. Eventually Jessica is forced to flee for her life, taking on the new name Snow and hiding out in London. It's there that she meets the Lonely Ones... a truly strange group of people hidden from the rest of the world. This novel is well written and fast-paced. The setting of Victorian England jumps off the page. But what really holds your interest is Jessica. She's a determined main character who's not your typical damsel in distress. The ending is fully satisfying, with all the threads coming together and tying themselves up neatly.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2008

    Great

    I think the book was awesome! I can understand what people mean by say some of the phrases where out of place. But over all a very good read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2007

    Disappointing, Unsatisfying

    Okay i really didnt like this book at all. I bought because I thought that it would be a decent book but it was very disappointing and i wanted to burn the book. It was out of what i have read of this series the worst. The author did not make the charater interesting. The romance was very dry and I dont think it really resembled Snow White.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2007

    This was an awesome story!

    this book was positively amazing. the story shows magic, romance, suspense, and adventure. i agree with the person who said that you fall in love with the characters because it's true. And at parts the book made me laugh. and for the person who said that there was no magic in her waking up. there really was. tracy lynn showed a new way of Snow White waking up from a kiss. trust me it is an amazing book. and if you like fairy tales put this on your list.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2007

    I loved it!

    There are so many surprising plot twists, and it isn't so girly as you might think it is. Couldn't put the book down. And as for Snow & Raven- at first it's all like, they're talking. Then, next minute, they're kissing. But really, if you read closely you'll pick up the small details and it'll totally pay off.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Extrodanairy

    This book really shows (snow or jessica) her relationship with the seven dwarfs or as other words the friends that took her in when her evil stepmother wanted her beauty. It was really extrodanairy heart felt story. It had so mmuch drama and wierdness that you would be sperchless

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Great book

    This was a good book although true loves kiss didnt wake snow up. Instead of whitchcraft the author seemed to focus on science more. Except for these things the authir put a ton of similarities to the actual story. I enjoyed reading about all of the characters and especially how the lonly ones grew from hating snow to loving her and liked alans relationship with snow. Overall it was a great book and the longest out of the once upon a time books out of the 12 that ive read so far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    It book was fine.

    It book was fine. not my favroite book.

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