-- and the truth is rarely so simple.
Agrippine, the Queen of Arcana, a once innocent child with a future full of promise, suffers a terrible tragedy and abusive past. After being traded to the neighboring kingdom by her father as political leverage, Agrippine relies on the Dark Arts and blood magic - her only lasting tie to her mother and her childhood - to rule the kingdom under a reign of terror.
Genevieve, a spoiled princess unconcerned with her kingdom's distress, lacks compassion and understanding for the queen she will need to become in order to usurp her evil-stepmother. Being queen is a job she doesn't want. It's too much responsibility and too difficult a task.
But when Agrippine is advised to kill Genevieve in order to preserve her power, the princess must flee the castle to escape imminent death. Left to survive on her own, Genevieve must step out of her world as a self-consumed princess to discover her inner strength and learn what it means to sacrifice in order to save herself and her kingdom.
Through a series of choices, encounters, and devastating losses, these two women, who seemingly have their destinies determined, change the course of their fate and learn how the influences of others and the relationships they forge can establish their own version of happily ever after.
|Publisher:||Firefly Hill Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
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OMG READ THIS BOOK! I am usually not much of a reader (I know, I know - I'm working on it!), but a friend of mine told me how much she loved it and told me I just HAD to read it. And thank god I listened. This story is not only entertaining, but it's rich with depth, humor, and heart. I love how the Snow White character and the evil Queen are dynamic characters and how we see the "other sides" of their typical one-dimensional selves. This is not your typical fairy tale and I love how it challenges the traditional story we know by weaving the plot through new twists and turns. And the ENDING!?! OH. MY. GOD. The characters change and grow and their progression makes for such an interesting adventure. Seriously, take my advice and read this book. I promise, you won't be sorry!
I just finished The Girl in the Glass Box and it was a lot of fun and surprisingly romantic. It's a great retelling of a classic fairy tale that adds some new twists and deeper characterization. Great storytelling and I can't wait to see what Adams comes up with next!
Probably one of the most well-written books I've read in a while. Offers a fresh new take on one of my favorite classics (Snow White!) that is intriguing and exciting! Andi Adams shows promise in her writing, and I look forward to reading her next masterpiece - Bravo!
This book started out promising and devolved into a mess. I guess the princess is supposed to be a sort of anti-hero, but is generally unlikable and not much different than the villain. It's very hard to care a hill of beans about a princess who is supposed to be full of inner goodness when she doesn't care about her kingdom and is generally self serving. Some sympathy for the villain at first, but you lose all of that pretty quickly. Pretty much flipped through the last few chapters to the end, hoping it was worth it... it wasn't. Too bad because first half really felt like it was going somewhere but ending was meandering and ridiculous. Author seems to have lost track of the storyline and was just trying to wrap it up. Author shows some promise and hopefully her next book will feel more finished and deliberate.