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Snow White and the Vampire

(The Cursed Princes #2)

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Fog And Fascination

Alba Spencer thought her past in Romania and the dark magic that haunted it was behind her forever. She is one of the first female barristers now, safe in London. But London has its dark side, too. A man called the Ripper stalks the midnight streets. There are rumors that her hated stepmother has found her again, suggestions that the nightmares of her ch
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ebook, 238 pages
Expected publication: December 19th 2103 by Kensington Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Future Slayer Girl
DNF @ 41%

I tried with all my might to push though and keep going with this story. At the end of the day, it wasn't so much the writing that was weak and not working, it was the whole story and the voice in which the author told a vampire story for me.

I like my vampires evil, bad, and very alpha with a hint of a Sadist just ready to burst from the surface. What I got was a very whiny, very Edward Cullen like vampire that was very self loathing and unwilling to really embrace what he was.

This n
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Melanie Marsh
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was pretty different. I think it was fabulous. I finished it faster than I thought I would, so I don’t know if that is because it wasn’t that long, or I just got that caught up in the story that I didn’t notice. I started it in the morning and I was finished before dinner. I didn’t get anything done around my house, but that’s ok, I like to read more than I like to clean!

This book follows Alba Spencer, her relationships with her fiancée, Teddy, and a former love, Dmitri, who has unexpe
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Lover of Romance
I was able to get a copy of Snow White and the Vampire through Netgalley, and since I really enjoyed the first one Beauty and the Wolf, I was hoping I would get the same fun out of this upcoming release. Snow White and the Vampire is the second in the series, and is to be released mid December. Snow White and the Vampire, is a different setting than the first book. This story is about a young woman, who has come a long way from when she first fell in love in Romania. She is in London now, away f ...more
VampireNovelFan
Cheesy Cover, Good Story

Being the fan that I am of crossovers and retellings of old tales, I figured this would be right up my alley, cheesy cover aside. I'm a sucker for Disney and I make no apologies for it. After reading it I can confidentially say that the story is definitely better than the cover suggests.

One of the challenges of doing crossovers and retellings is that the author has to make the plot flow as cohesively as possible. I felt like this was handled well for the most part thoug
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Heather A
I received a copy from Netgalley.

I loved the first book in the Cursed Princes series, and now finished the second book I actually love the second book even more. At first I was starting to wonder where the Snow White retelling comes in. But as soon as the story gets going, it weaves itself brilliantly into the narrative.

Dimitri was a swoon worthy hero, Alba was a fantastic strong female lead. Both characters complimented each other well, their relationship was worked on through the novel, their
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Terisa
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was given this book by the publisher in return for an honest review.

Alba Spencer met and fell in love when she was just 14 years old to Dimitri Grigorescu who was a 16 years old and gypsy. It didn’t matter to Alba that she was a rich girl and he was a poor gypsy, they did everything that summer together and in hopes of escaping her cruel step mother they had planned to run away together but as you know life never goes as planned. Due a dare from Simona, a gypsy girl that Dimitri has grown up w
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Chris N
Oct 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This book is a mash of Snow White, Dracula and Jack the Ripper. Alba, Dimitri and Simona knew each other as children growing up in Romania. Alba, from a wealthy family while Dimitri and Simona are gypsy's from the same group. Alba and Dimitri become childhood sweethearts and become entangled in a dare put forth by Simona which endangers all their lives, puts them all under a curse and rips them apart from each other. Alba also has an evil stepmother bent on killing her because of her beauty.

Alba
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Crystal
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in place of an honest review.

Alba Spencer has moved from Romania to London after the death of her father and the boy that she loved. She is on the run from her wicked step mother. She found out that she practiced the black arts and wanted to kill her. She lost the boy she loved because she couldn't save him.

Dimitri Grigorescu is a gypsy who was given another chance from a doctor to make something of himself. Ever since the night he was dared to dig u
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Utena
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Sweets Books
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is such a good twist on the old fairytale! Dimitri just seemed like a great man who happened to fall upon the malicious ways of Simona and Ileana, who were your typical conniving witches of sorts! Although he does go out of his way to try to protect Alba he does fail but not quite in the way you would think. For he also succeeds in protecting her too, just not in the round about way he thought!

Alba was a very strong-willed woman and very independent for her day & age. She knew what she
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Big
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interesting retelling of Snow White. Who would have thought to throw Jack the Ripper and Vlad the Impaler in the mix. I liked that Alba (Snow) was intelligent and independent.
Cinzia
Nov 21, 2013 rated it liked it
2.5stars

New reinterpretation of the story of Snow White, which, if I have to tell the truth,I was notai eager. If it wasn't for the fictional stepmother/witch complete with her mirror, title aside, I wouldn't have understood that it was about Snow White.

Alba Spencer thought her past in Romania and the dark magic that haunted it was behind her forever. She is one of the first female barristers now, safe in London. But London has its dark side, too. A man called the Ripper stalks the midnight stre
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Lori Palle
Dec 22, 2013 rated it liked it
“She was his soul…his everything.”–Dimitri’s thoughts

Eleven years ago, Alba ran away from her life in Romania, including her love Dimitri and her stepmother out to kill her. Now a barrister-in-training in London, she has the eye of her handsome colleague and a surprising boost to her career. But with Jack the Ripper stalking the London streets, her opinions on justice changing, and Dimitri moving to London, everything she dreams for is put to question. The trouble is, Dimitri isn’t the only one
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Laura Greenwood
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Title: Snow White and the Vampire
Series: The Cursed Princes (#2)
Author: Marina Myles
From: Netgalley
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Fairytale Retelling
Release Date: 19th December 2013
Challenges: 2016 Blogger Shame, 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, My TBR List Meme
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Fog And Fascination. Alba Spencer thought her past in Romania and the dark magic that haunted it was behind her forever. She is one of th
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Erika Williams
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
I thought there was so much I was going to enjoy about this book. The notion of classic fairy tales being reworked with additional paranormal elements, in this case, vampires, seemed like it should be a winning combination. Unfortunately, I lost it at the phrase “stone-hard erection” and was unable to take the book seriously after that. I know sex scenes can be difficult to navigate, trying to tread that fine line between what is sexy and what is unintentionally hilarious, but I spent most of th ...more
Shauni

Originally Reviewed For: Tea and Book

Take a favorite fairytale, add a vampire, twist it with a curse, throw in a gypsy or two and top it off with a real mystery and there you have Marina Myles' Snow White and the Vampire.
Let me explain

Alba (Snow White) has a wicked stepmother she escaped from
Currently living with an old family friend who has Seven daughters
Grew up in Romania where she fell in love with a gypsy boy
Has a beautiful rival
Raided "Vlad's" cemetery and unearthed a vampire
Was given an a
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Jaime
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
This is the second book in the series, and unfortunately it suffers from the sophomore slump. The first book did a great job of grounding the characters in the actual social aspects of the time and then went wild with the fantasy, but this book required you to suspend all belief throughout the story. The ages of the characters made no sense. Dimitri was supposed to be about 28 and Alba 26. Dimitri was an uneducated Gypsy. He met Alba when he was 16 and she was 14. He taught himself to read. How ...more
Sharon Tyler
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Snow White and the Vampire is the second book in The Cursed Princes series by Marina Myles. Like the first book in the series, Beauty and the Werewolf, the book is a historical romance. Alba Spencer thought her past in Romania and the dark magic that haunted it was behind her forever. She is one of the first female barristers now, safe in London. But London has its dark side, Jack the Ripper stalks the midnight streets and her hated stepmother has found her again. To make things even more diffic ...more
Tina
May 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is a mixture of Victorian London, Snow White and vampires. Hell let's throw in some Romanian gypsies and Jack the Ripper as well. The book starts off with Alba and Dimitri meeting again at a birthday party that her suitor is throwing for him. After that encounter which causes her to faint we get to see their past in Romania and how they met. It turns out as a sixteen year old boy he was spying on her house to get a look at her. And low and behold they end spending about a month togethe ...more
PepperP0t
Actually 3.5

Law student Alba Spencer chats up Dr. Drake Griffin, the new toast of London, at a party. The two discuss the rampage of 'the Leather Apron' preying on women. When they're alone, Drake tells Alba they aren't really new acquaintances and reminds her of their past relationship. Alba remembers Drake as Dmitiri, her gypsy love from her teen years and faints.

Explaining why she fainted to her roommate when they're preparing for bed after the party, Alba revisits her memories of Dimitri an
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Gigi staub
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
Fog And Fascination

Alba Spencer thought her past in Romania and the dark magic that haunted it was behind her forever. She is one of the first female barristers now, safe in London. But London has its dark side, too. A man called the Ripper stalks the midnight streets. There are rumors that her hated stepmother has found her again, suggestions that the nightmares of her childhood are returning. And with them appears the cursed Gypsy boy she once loved, grown into a man more seductive and more te
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Pam
Alba has started a new life in London. She left Romania years ago trying to escape her stepmother who wants her dead and to forget her lost childhood love. She has changed her name and thought everything was going good. In London however a man called the Ripper is killing people. Alba has to face her fears when she comes face to face with Dimitri. Dimitri is the gypsy she loved as a child and she thought dead. Now her step mother has found her as well. There is a curse and Alba seems to be at th ...more
Carrie
Dec 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: calibre-library, 2014
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was packed to the brim with fairy tale, horror story, and typical London references: a cursed amulet, a forbidden castle, an evil stepmother, star-crossed lovers, Jack the Ripper, the Tower of London, and oodles of mystery.

Alba is playing the role of “Snow White” in this story. She’s got an evil stepmother and has been cursed. Dimitri is playing the role of Prince Charming (I think), if he was a vampire. If you can get on
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Samantha Woods
Apr 05, 2014 rated it liked it
'I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review'

Alba faked her own death and left Romania because her Stepmother was out to kill her. So now she is living with a friend of her mothers and her daughters. She is trying to become the first female Barister. She has a wonderful Beau... But then she see's him. Dimitri. She doesn't recognize him as someone from her past at first as he is also going by a different name. When she does realize who he is she faints.

Dimi
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Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )
'I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review'

Alba faked her own death and left Romania because her Stepmother was out to kill her. So now she is living with a friend of her mothers and her daughters. She is trying to become the first female Barister. She has a wonderful Beau... But then she see's him. Dimitri. She doesn't recognize him as someone from her past at first as he is also going by a different name. When she does realize who he is she faints.

Dimi
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T.A. Moorman
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
This review and more can be seen at http://gothicmoms.blogspot.com/

Snow White and the Vampire is a retelling of the original fairy tale classic in a darker light. So quite naturally I thought I would love it. While I did love the thought of it, the telling could have used a little more work. In all honesty, what probably threw me off the most was the vampire legend chosen by the author; that anyone who commits suicide will become a vampire. If that were the case the world would have a LOT of vam
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Tiffany
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
This review and more can be seen at http://gothicmoms.blogspot.com/

Snow White and the Vampire is a retelling of the original fairy tale classic in a darker light. So quite naturally I thought I would love it. While I did love the thought of it, the telling could have used a little more work. In all honesty, what probably threw me off the most was the vampire legend chosen by the author; that anyone who commits suicide will become a vampire. If that were the case the world would have a LOT of vam
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Courtney
I read the first book in this series last year and didn't review it. I remember liking it, so I'm not sure why I didn't continue to read the rest of the series, but this one popped up as available on my "to be read" list from my local library, and I thought "Huh. Why not?" I love a good fairy tale retelling.

On the up side, I enjoyed the retelling. I like the notion of True Love's first kiss also being a vampire bite, that Prince Charming is a vampire, and that the 7 dwarfs are females. I enjoyed
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Bridgette South
Dec 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Bridgette by: Bewitching Book Tours
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This book was given to me by the publisher through NetGalley for an honest review.
At first this books comes across as if it is going to be Snow White with a bit more paranormal twist…. But there were really a lot of stories wrapped up in one book with this one!! At the beginning, this book was a bit slow and difficult to get into, but I kept reading… not wanting to give up, and I managed to finish it!!
About 25% of the way through this book, I was able to
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Margaret Sholders
Feb 06, 2014 rated it liked it
This was a cute book. It was a nice, new spin on an old theme. Young love is the first start to the story. Alba loves Dimitri who loves her back but then there is Simona who isn't happy being the third wheel. Alba also has a wicked step-mother who wants her dead. Ileana brings in an Egyptian curse and everyone has a reunion in London after 11years. Simona is still jealous. Alba and Dimitri still love each other. Ileana still wants to kill Alba and Dimitri is a Vampire. If that's not enough here ...more
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