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Blood and Snow (Blood and Snow #1)

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Snow White lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her dad, stepmother, and her cat, Gatsby. Her entire life she's been teased for her fairy tale name, and the fact that her seven best friends happen to be guys whose names begin with the same letters as the seven dwarves.

Everything changes two months before her sixteenth birthday. She's bitt
Kindle Edition, 53 pages
Published June 6th 2012 by Polished Pen Press
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Shambhawi P.
1.5 Stars

This is a collective review for the first four books in the series.

Books like these make me want to smash my head on the wall repetitively because I cannot, just cannot, understand WHY this book has such high rating.

*bangs her head on the wall again*

I could not, at any given point in the story, understand Snow's reactions to events. How can somebody be so clueless? Really - the girl has no freaking idea what is going on and all explanations given to her ends up with her exploding off in
This was my face during this whole thing starting from the very first lines:


I know many people enjoyed this, but I'm not sure this story is for me. It managed to do every single thing I hate about some YA novels, but the premise was interesting, which is about its only saving grace right now with me. I'm putting the rest of these books (novellas really) on the bottom of my TBR pile where I will wait for the day I feel compelled to continue this story. Hopefully later parts will make me forgive
Read this in the Passionate Bites: Hot Tales of Vampire Romance anthology. Blood and Snow is a unique blending of the Snow White fairy tale and a vampire romance... I am in for the next one! :-)

The challenge is determining what the next one is. The series isn't organized in GR. It was apparently first published as a serial, parts of which have been compiled into books or seasons. Book 1 is a compilation of Volumes 1 through 8. I need to find a reading order or guide...
Dec 27, 2012 Jolene rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Awful book. So many typos in it for it starters. Just another book about a teenage girl with low self esteem who all the other characters think is the next best thing since sliced bread, who then ends up being some lame supernatural chosen one. Vampire story was not interesting, and this is not a book for feminists. Snow makes out with one guy then repeatedly calls herself a slut because she likes a different guy. They also make a point of pointing out she dresses like a boy and how she should d ...more
Feb 19, 2014 Rose marked it as not-my-cup-of-tea  ·  review of another edition
Just in case anyone's curious as to why I'm putting this on my not my cuppa shelf - bad writing. Extremely bad writing. *sighs*

Kind of stinks because the idea behind the series is sound, but it just does nothing with that intrigue.
Where to start...I've written 3 reviews of this already, but Goodreads ate them all when I hit save, so I don't have the heart for another. I really kinda hated this, so much of it is illogical and makes zero sense, and the rest is comprised of fairly horrible characterization. Imagine Twilight's Bella as an even klutzier, super-tomboyish, sparkly vampire, and you have the premise of this book. Only instead of werewolves and vampires, you have the 7 dwarves reimagined as teenage boys and Cindere ...more
Cassandra Frederick
I got the first four volumes for free on my Kindle, eager to read it because I loved the concept and I’m really into these modern twists on fairytales that I’ve been seeing lately. But after finishing the first one, I was sorely disappointed. I think the only good thing I can say about it was that it so short that it didn’t take me long to get through.

The protagonist, Snow, is the classic insecure, helpless girl that everyone just seems to fall all over and all the guys lust after, but she doesn
"Lips red as rubies, hair dark as night. Drink your true love's blood, become the Vampire, Snow White."
(tahle věta se mi strašně líbí!)

Tohle bylo tak strašně divné! Jako to, že Sněhurka má 7 nejlepších kámošů se jmény jaké Dorian, Salvatore a Heatcliff je ještě v rámci možností pochopitelné. Ale potom... Sněhurčina matka je posedlá postavičkama od Disneyho (má jich přes 600!), její nejlepší kámoška (mimochodem prvotřídní husa) se jmenuje Cindy a vypadá jako Cinderella, Sněhurka je schopná zakopn
Ambs ❤❤

I used "whispersync" to get through this story. While physically reading this book, it wasn't too bad. However, while listening to this book, it was horrendous. The narrator was so terrible she killed momentum, entertainment, and my interest. I should have just continued to read it, but I wanted to get it wrapped up.

As for the story itself, it wasn't awful. I don't think it quite reached it's potential, but it is a series, and it needs to keep readers coming back after each installment. The stor
This is not a book. This is a collection of some halfway thought out ideas for a new take on the vampire genre and put together as little short stories that together, sort of add up to a full book, except for the fact that things happen constantly in it with no rhyme or reason. There is no clear rise and fall of the action. The first four pieces were disjointed and confusing with far more questions being asked and never answered, but not in a good way. The cliffhanger ending is just sort of abru ...more
Jan 13, 2016 Victoria rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, vampires
I was so confused. There's the mc, her female best friend, her 7 male best friends and the new boy in school. At no point did I know who was who. Gave up at 12% before more characters came in to the story and pushed me over the edge. I wasn't really feeling the story either but I'm not sure if that was because it wasn't great writing or if I was just too confused. I'm sure some people would be less confused and enjoy it but it's not for me.
Eugene Gorodinsky
Sep 26, 2013 Eugene Gorodinsky rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: my worst enemies, masochists, the blind
If you enjoy the sound of nails scratching the blackboard you have a chance at reading more than ten pages of this book. Seeing as how I'm not a fan of books grating on my nerves I was unable to pass the challenge.

If I were to pinpoint the main problem, it would probably be the protagonist being called Snow White in a non-fairytale setting. I wouldn't mind if that was her nickname, however, ten pages into the story and I still don't know what to call the girl apart from the obvious.
Jade Christyn
I got this the other day from Amazon for free. I thought this could be perfect for some reasons. First, I’ve never read a vampire book aside from Twilight! I don’t know, nothing’s compelled me to do so, yet. Second, I’ve never read a fairy tale retelling! I know, I’m missing a lot, aren’t I? And, of course, it’s free! So, I say, go for it!

I decided to read it while having a break from Norwegian Wood and 1984 (my current reads). I thought it’s perfect since it’ll be a fast read. Indeed, it is. Bu
Apr 27, 2013 Jillyn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of retellings?
Salem, Massachusetts is a place where magic is expected to happen. But the uniquely named Snow White never imagines that such things will happen to her. Sure, she's constantly reminded of her fairy tale name, and it doesn't help that she has seven best guy friends. Her sixteenth birthday is rapidly approaching, and her weird dreams of being bitten by a vampire and eating a heart are only dreams.... Right?


Why must the books I've read lately make me agonize over a final rating? It's mentally
Dec 12, 2012 Blakely rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I purchased this YA read on Amazon the other day on a whim. It starts off slow, however, Workman offers new tidbits of info at just the right moments to maintain a steady flow. The pace is perfect. And there is always a new element being dropped into the storyline, making it much more complex than originally anticipated.

My not-so-likes:
-I feel like the character Snow should be a little older. Maybe eighteen, but not fifteen. It just doesn't seem to fit that well. I still think her home life and
Jan 27, 2013 ~Kate~ rated it liked it
With this only being a series of short books this really does need to capture your interest straight away which it kind of did but it did take awhile to actually get to the point of the story which was a shame but maybe the next book will be better. I loved the idea of having the re-telling involving vampires but I did feel disappointed with the vampire side not coming until very close to the end. Instead of a book I felt like it was one long chapter just getting us introduced to everything and ...more
Kayla Eklund
RaShelle Workman is one of my favorite authors. When I heard that she had a new series coming out, I moved up to the top of my to-read list. It definitely didn't disappoint. The book was a mix of Snow White and paranormal romance. It had the seven "dwarves", an evil queen, and a few other things that made it like the original Snow White. The book also had vampires in it, which created a nice twist. Only one thing disappointed me about the book. I wish Cindy would have been in it more. She is Sno ...more
This was okay.

It seems a little harsh to say that I didn't really get a good feel for the characters in the short length I was given, but... well, I didn't really get a good feel for the characters in the short length I was given. I do want to read more and I've already started the second novella, though.

When I first started this, I thought it would be a bit more adult than it is. I don't have a problem with YA lit at all, which is what this clearly is, but from the first lines the characters
Jul 21, 2015 Brittney rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-owned
Definitely interesting. I like that some aspects of the fairytale are incorporated into this series. For instance Snow White's best friends are seven guys that live next door and a girl named Cindy who seems a lot like Cinderella. Surprisingly I think that the vampire idea works really well for Snow White's story. And what Cindy ends up being is a nice twist on Cinderella. I think that this would have been better as a novel and I wish the author would have taken the time to make that happen. But ...more
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Snow lives with her father and step-mother, next door to a family of 7 boys. When she starts having dreams about vampires though, she has no clue what is going on.
What is happening to snow?

I actually enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected to. I thought Snow was okay, and I really like Gabe! I liked the little twists to the story, and I liked how fast paced it was. Will definitely be reading the next instalment now!
Overall; better than expected
Janet Arroyo
May 11, 2015 Janet Arroyo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Snow White and her 7 best friends

I thoroughly enjoyed this book..I always loved the fairytale Snow White and the 7 dwarves. This book is a new twist on the fairytale. Snow White as a vampire. This book has non-stop action, magic, boy drama and first crush. I couldn't put this book down once I started reading. This book is a great read. It's also a series and I can't wait to read the next book.
Marie Hall
Not bad. Different than what I'd expected. Though I sort of like that. However, I won't continue reading the series until it's done. With a novel I can do it, because the book has enough meat to keep me guessing, but these novelletes are just too short for me to have to wait months in between to just learn one new thing. So I'll wait till the series wraps before I come back for more. However, I really did enjoy this read. Workman is an author I'll keep a look out for in the future.
Nov 11, 2012 Elgalla rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I felt there was a lot missing from this book, though there were several really good, creepy moments. I severely disliked the main character though and how the writer keeps repeating how ugly she thinks she is when she really is gorgeous etc. The mythology was very fragmented as well and needed a lot of unpacking. Yet, it was a mostly ok novelette and I must say I enjoyed reading it.

P.S. The thing with the names, thoug? Very obvious.
Aug 17, 2012 Mandi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I LOVE books that when i read the blurb (and reviews) makes me want to have it immediately even though i have like hundred or more books on my to-read shelf. This book was one of them and i am sooo glad i followed my instincts because it was a great read!! I just hate that i was so short. OF TO THE NEXT ONE!!
Kimberly K
Eh. It's YA and there's a sorts triangle. I hate triangles. And the immaturity of the MC was annoying. Plus, for being so short, it sure was repetitive. And there wasn't a lot is suspense. I don't think I'll keep reading the series. I just don't think I care enough. Too bad. It had a ton of potential.
Dec 12, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, paranormal
This novelette was a surprisingly refreshing take on the Snow White/Vampire mythos. I enjoyed the ease between the believable characters. Obvious liberties have been taken in this "adaptation" but it is an enjoyable and easy read. And at the moment, though I have no clue what's about to happen next, I'm eager to find out. A well-thought, well written quickie.
This book was weird but in a good way. Was it stellar but it completely sucked me in. And the ending just about guarantees you're going to go one click the next one lol. I picked this up as an Amazon freebie so I figured I'd give it a go and I was pleasantly surprised!
It's been so long since I've read about vampires. The hype they've had has dwindled my want for reading them, but... I'm very pleased that I gave RaShelle a chance and read Blood and Snow. I eagerly swallowed this novel just to move onto the next one in the series. Thank you. :)
Hunter Collins
I just couldn't get into reading this book, and trust me I read the whole thing even when I didn't want to finish it. Which is something I normally wouldn't do, but I have the whole series. And I will eventually read them all... I think.
May 01, 2016 Keri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting version of snow white with a supernatural twist. I like how the author breaks up the book in parts, it makes it easier to read. I will be continuing with the series to see how to goes!
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