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Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen
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May 10, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fairy-tale, romance-as-a-side-dish, fantasy
Recommended for: People who love Fairy-Tales
Read in March, 2012

Snow in Summer's life is out of a fairy tale. With her loving parents, beautiful home land, and charming good looks she could rival many princesses. But that all changes when her mother dies. Her father becomes distanct; in the same room, but a million miles away. Her only comfort is Cousin Nancy. As Summer and her Cousin Nancy try to pick up the pieces of there shattered lives a new dark figure is introduced. Step-mama. Without a warning her father is bewitched and Summer recieves a witch for a Step-mama. But how can Summer now it. She works hard, desperatly wanting her mothers aproval. But no one can get the approval from the woman who's smile never reaches her eyes. Cousin Nancy is banished from her life and Step-mama is not all the sweetness she apears. Summer finds this out when finally venturing into Step-mama's room to find a magic mirror.
Summer can only hope and dream of better days as she faces her challenges. Now she must step up or step down and let her Step-mother weave a dark magic into their lives. In this novel join Summer as she embarks on an dangerous adventure including a deadly Hunter, 7 men, Magic Mirrors, and a caul. Can she stop her step-mothers deadly spell before it's to late, before the snake strikes?

A modern twist on a charming fairy tale. Jane Yolen will steel your heart and put it right into Summer's hands as you cheer her on against her evil Step-mother and her dark ways. Get ready to experience Snow White like you've never done before, and be rapped in the beauty of the language. As the seven brothers would say, "Wondervair!"

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