Neve is a morbid character with courage, strength, and a biting wit. Although frightened to face a cold, merciless world after being kicked out, she was no “damsel in distress.” You wouldn’t consider her Snow White with her “porcelain doll-meets-vampire” image; far from it.
When Brendan takes in Neve, it may seem like a dream come true. Again, far from it with Brendan’s chauvinistic and uncouth ways. Still, they make a great team and keep each other company.
Lushly poetic, story takes on a dark, melancholy tone and brilliantly distorts the traditional fairy tale with snarky satire. The reader will root for Neve as she finds her independence.
An enjoyable and well-written tale!
My rating: 5 stars