Snow White & the Huntsman
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Snow White & the Huntsman

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  2,688 ratings  ·  447 reviews
A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale. Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.
ebook, 126 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Poppy (first published April 2012)
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Clover Donovan
I did it!! I finished the book before I saw the movie at 5:00pm today.

MOVIE:
You know what? I loved the book and the movie. Charlize Theron is a wonderful actress and she went hard as the Evil Queen "Ravenna". Chris Hemsworth *Swoon* I love him and as "Eric" he was perfect. I can't see anyone replacing him. Now onto Snow White... Snow... Oh, Snow... Kristin... Snow... WHY? To be honest I still don't think she brought anything to "Snow White". I'm sorry Twilighters but she will forever be Bella f...more
Anzu The Great Destroyer
I have no idea why I wanted to read this book. I just saw the cover and felt like I had to do it. Are they trying to brainwash me? Quick, bring me my tin foil helmet!

Snow White and the Huntsman comes as a pretty good concept. I like the idea of the Raven Queen, the creepy forest, the Huntsman *coughchrishemsworthcough* and Snow White being finally useful. But imagine having to squeeze all this in 200, give or take, pages. It feels hurried. Many scenes end up shortened, stiff and uninteresting. T...more
Helen
So much potential.
I saw the movie and LOVED it, then I thought; "OMG, if this was a book, it must be AMAZING!" You can imagine how excited I was to see it there in my local bookstore, sitting there, waiting for me. Calling for me.
So I picked it up, fantastic thoughts racing through my mind!
It was rubbish.

Writing: Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic. The style is more `narrative' and not detailed. There is no decryption to anything; it's as if the author expected everyone to know what everything looked...more
Caroline Victoria Murphy (CazzReadsYA)
Warning: MIGHT be spoilers.. I say a bit about the plot but I've done my best to leave out spoilers, but a couple might of slipped

I've seen the advertisement for the film on TV many times and it looks amazing, but going to the cinema is so expensive so I can't afford it which is why I decided to pick up the book instead.

And I'm so happy I did..

As you can tell from the title, this is a re-telling of the fairy tale Snow White by Brothers Grimm and it was also made into a Disney movie.

I am a huge...more
Leeanna
Tie-in books are hit and miss, usually miss.

“Snow White and the Huntsman” was a definite miss. I really wanted to like it, because I was so excited about the movie. The trailers looked amazing!

I read the book to tide me over until the movie comes out on DVD, as I won’t be seeing it in the theatre. But reading the tie-in made me not want to see the movie at all. The story, which seemed so cool and different in the trailers, was boiled down to a lackluster tale that went from A to B to C.

The wr...more
Kira Yeversky
I should have known better than to read a book based on a movie based on a folk tale, but I read it anyway. It had a lot of potential, plot-wise; I would be all about a well-written story in which Snow White escapes her evil stepmother and is trained to fight in order to kill the evil queen. But the book moved too fast. A teenage girl who has been locked in a dungeon for ten years is not going to be physically fit, even if she had spent those years doing situps and pushups and jogging in place (...more
Sarah
First of all, I haven't yet seen the movie...
Secondly, dispite giving this book 3 stars (I felt it was too rushed all the way through) I did enjoy it, and I still want to see the movie. (Chris Hemsworth DOES help swing this though lol)

To summerise: A nice, quick read :)
Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)
I confess that I'm a little wary of reading books based on movies as it seems a little unnatural - surely movies should be based on books? Still, I wanted to know what all the fuss was about surrounding Snow White and the Huntsman. To be honest, I lack the concentration span for films, so it was actually great to see that a novel was being released - I can use my own imagination and take it at my own pace.... but now, after reading the book, I do want to go and see the film version!


I have read...more
Ana
I'm beginning to think that books based on movies are forever doomed. From last year’s Red Riding Hood to this new gothic fairy tale remake, these types of books are setting the bar excruciatingly low for their kind.

I want to begin this review by saying that I have not yet seen the Snow White and the Huntsman movie. I do plan to see it when it comes out on DVD I’ve actually heard great things about it, which is why I picked up the book in the first place. Unfortunately, the book sucks.
I mean, Bl...more
Rachel
Since I saw the movie, that's probably why I gave this 2 stars, at first. This was a shoddily written book. I could have done better at writing it. It should have been listed as a junior novelization, it's that poorly written, except some junior novelizations are quite good. I like the character of the Huntsman, which saved this. More back story could have been included on every character, including Snow White.

She spent most of her life in a tower, yet she wasn't bitter, but kind. She should hav...more
Faller Mae
My bestfriend gave this book to me on my birthday so I started reading it right away :) It was quite an easy read. I finished withing 5 hours. Anyway, as everyone may already know its a book based on a movie that's base on a folk tale. The plot was promising though I think the story moved wayyy too fast. Snow White was trapped inside the dungeon for 10 years, it's a bit skeptical that she learned how to fight and hold a sword in just a few days. How the heck did she also have the stamina to run...more
Lyndi Steinhilber
Can't wait to see the movie!
It needs to hurry up and be June 1st already, SWATH is the movie I am most excited for this year for sure!
Kristen Stewart makes a perfect Snow White, she is so beautiful and talented. and Chris is a perfect choice for the Huntsman!
I can't wait to see the chemistry between Chris and Kristen as The Huntsman and Snow!

<3
Haley Mathiot
You know what I love? Creatively re-told fairy-tales. You know what I hate? Terribly re-told fairy-tales made into crappy movies and then made into a book, written with poor prose. That pretty much summarizes how I feel about this (audio)book.

Let's start with the good:

1. The narrator was excellent. She also read for Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Why We Broke Up, the Iron King, and many other audiobooks. She made even the dullest most pointless sentences, pieces of dialogue, and descriptions sound...more
Rosy
This review was written for 'The Review Diaries' http://reviewdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

Let me start by making it incredibly clear that this review relates to the book, not the film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ – despite the two being linked, I loved the film. My feelings for the book however are on the other end of the scale.

I usually make it a rule that books based on a screenplay/new film are to be avoided. The other way around and I don’t mind, I love seeing how a book has been adapted to make...more
Carolyn
Having seen the movie last weekend I decided to read this as a fill-in whilst waiting for another book to come out. I had read about 60% of it before changing to the book I was waiting for, then went back and read the rest this morning. I must say that I really enjoyed it. I realise that it was a movie tie-in book and written from the script but I found that it was really well written and slightly different to the movie. I honestly couldn’t picture the movie cast members as the characters though...more
Kristen
I saw the movie before I read this book. I enjoyed the movie so much, that I had to pick up the book and see how they compare. Now, I know this book was written based on the script of the movie, so I knew it was going to be pretty close to the movie. I think there were things I liked better in the movie and some things I liked better in the book.

Better in the movie:
1) Most of the backstory was told at the beginning of the movie - you knew who William was before she was trying to escape, etc. In...more
Red Kedi
Conosciamo tutti la favola di Biancaneve.
Una cosa che però non sapevo, è che la versione originale, non è quella della Disney ma quella dei fratelli Grimm. Pare (non avendola letta non posso essere sicura) sia ben diversa dalla favola melensa a cui siamo abituati, così effettivamente, posso capire perchè il Film e il libro siano tanto diversi dalla versione che conosco.
Una cosa che mi capita poco, è la voglia di leggere un libro e vedere il relativo film. Devo dire che, andando oltre l'antipat...more
Book Angel Emma
Review by Madison

When the beautiful but deadly Queen Ravenna murdered the King and captured the kingdom; Snow White was locked away, in a cell where she would spend the next ten years of her life.

However, when Ravenna's beauty and power begin to fail she calls for Snow White in order to consume her heart; the purest heart of them all. Miraculously, Snow White escapes.

Ravenna sends Eric, the Huntsman, to retrieve her. When he uncovers Ravenna's deceit he spares Snow White. Instead of disappearing...more
Bec ♥ Live for the ones you love ♥
What did I think of this book? The answer...I'm not sure. Yeah, I enjoyed it and all, but I'd seen the movie first so I'm not sure how to feel about the book. Was it written before or after the movie? During like Red Riding Hood was? Although that was a bit of a fail...the book wasn't very good. But I'm not talking about that book, I'm meant to be talking about this one. Snow White's character didn't develop much, simply because she didn't have much of a story, what with being locked in a room m...more
Despair Speaking
I have no idea how to rate this book so I opted with three because it wasn't boring and it was... well, okay. Not bad, not good. You know, that sort of thing.

I had watched the movie and I wasn't impressed. Of the plot I mean. The visuals was stunning and the setting was beautiful. My favorite scene was when Ravenna was surrounded by her (yeah, you guess it) ravens. I have a copy of the movie and I repeated that scene like twice. The second best scene was when the mirror took its "human" form. Bu...more
Alexis Steven
3.5 en realidad. Lo mejor del libro es sin duda la agilidad que tiene pues el lenguaje utilizado es fácil de entender, por consiguiente la lectura no se hace pesada y además pasan las páginas más rápido pues tienen algunos “dibujos” por así decirlo donde marcan el inicio de un nuevo capítulo y otro dibujo a mitad de página donde inicia la lectura.
La verdad es que no esperaba nada del libro. Al comenzarlo solo pensé en que sería igual que la película pues al contrario de la mayoría de las veces e...more
Encruzilhadas Literárias
Confesso-me que fui ler o livro após ter visto o filme por achar que este tinha muitas lacunas. Houve coisas que aconteceram muito rápido e o fim soube-me a pouco. Assim sendo, quando descobri que havia um livro do filme decidi ir lê-lo. Infelizmente, para mal dos meus pecados, só a meio do livro e após uma pesquisa na internet é que me apercebi que o livro é apenas uma transcrição do filme com uma ou outra nova informação e não o livro que deu origem ao filme.

Esta situação entristeceu-me pois a...more
Solara Martin
The book "Snow White and the Huntsman" was full of adventure and surprises around every corner! The main character Snow White was a very kind and smart person. She was locked up for 10 years in the castle. But when she escaped the whole story changed. She met many other characters. The Huntsman, her old childhood friend William, and many mythical creatures. The book was just so good! I could hardly put it down! The detail was amazing, I could imagine everything that happened! I was always wantin...more
Margaret
I have been looking forward to this film for a while and when I discovered there was a novelization that I should give it a whirl. This is my first read from the Poppy imprint of Hachette Book Group but I'd come back for more. Tonight I was able to turn the last few pages and finish this book and while it did not take incredibly long to read in less than a handful of sessions I am greatly looking forward to the movie even more now. It is a good thing on my timing to finish it as my Enginerd brou...more
Brenda
I love reading contemporary fairytales but think I would have liked this book better had I not seen the movie. In my opinion, the movie delivered the story more enjoyably. I expected the book to be much more three dimensional-to add some depth to the story. Other book versions of film, like Beastly and Red Riding Hood, have delivered better developed characters and events than the movies. They contain additional events that offer a deeper understanding of the story and its characters. Unfortunat...more
Dina Begum
Membaca kisah Snow White dan si Pemburu ini membuatku merasa ibarat harddisk komputer yang defragmenting. Semua pakem yang sudah kukenal dengan baik tentang seorang putri raja yang bangun dari mati surinya setelah dicium oleh pangeran tampan ditata ulang. Bagi yang berharap akan membaca kisah imut penuh dengan nuansa Disney dan lagu-lagu merdu, bersiaplah untuk kecewa. Tapi bagi penyuka kisah petualangan jagoan perempuan, cerita ini cukup mengasyikkan.

Kita semua tahu, kan, Snow White yang itu di...more
Hayley
In some respects, I was pleasantly surprised by this novelization of the film "Snow White & the Huntsman." Generally I'm quite wary of any type of novelization of films, but because I loved this film so much and because it left many questions unanswered, I decided to try this one.

Surprisingly the writing was decent and most of the powerful scenes in the movie were brought to life and portrayed accurately. Tragically, in the transition from film to print most of the enchanting qualities of th...more
Ady Ahmed
Kisah ini berjalan begitu cepat. Peristiwa yang terjadi selama sepuluh tahun terjadi begitu singkat. Detil-detil maupun pernik-pernik yang biasanya muncul pada setiap cerita fantasi, kali ini justru tidak tampak, meninggalkan kesan cerita ini dibuat terburu-buru untuk selesai. Dan mungkin faktor yang mempengaruhi hal ini adalah based on movie .



Seingat saya pada bagian akhir cerita aslinya, menyisakan kenangan indah untuk Snow White. Namun, dalam novel ini justru berakhir menggantung. Kemenangan...more
yoksan
Disclaimer: I was reading this book from an early copy, changes may apply.

Dunno. I just don't like this style of writing. Every other sentence something was added, kind of like an afterthought. It's rather awkward to read. It read to me like the author was watching the movie and simply wrote what was happening on the screen. I don't know about other people, but this is not something I would appreciate in a book.

There were also inconsistencies that I shall not mention now. They were minor ones, b...more
GIMENA VALLADARES
I love the movie and I love the book !! the cast is perfect.
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