Every ten years a convention is held in a neutral location where people from all the realms come together and reunite. This is no ordinary conference, though, because everyone who shows up holds a place of honor in the legends of old. But there’s one person who doesn’t care that Earth is neutral territory. The Evil Queen, Naomi, is out to settle a score, and she’s brought along one of her most talented henchman to teach the one who got away a harsh lesson.
Snow’s past is shrouded in mystery. Mild cryptozoologist by day, private investigator by night, Snow is dead set on one thing — staying far away from the Huntsman who haunts her dreams. When she shows up to the conference with her two best friends in tow, things start going awry right away. Mere minutes after arriving, they find themselves thrust back into the world they’ve tried so hard to avoid. Now, along with the help of her friends, Snow is struggling to stay one step ahead of the queen who wants to destroy her — and the Huntsman who wants to possess her at all costs.
The hunt for Snow is on. But who will find her first?
Andi here 🙂 So as you know I don’t give that many 5 fangs reviews but this book deserves not only a 5 fanged review but so much more. It is that good, and trust me it is worth the read.
Lets get what I don’t like out of the way because there wasn’t much. I don’t like the cover, I just think that it is a little I don’t know.. kitschy. I personally think that it could have been done in a different way but the cover did not take away from the rating or the book it was more of a side note after I finished the book.
This book is set in the modern era so while there are bows and arrows, there are also glocks and sub machine guns. This is important because I believe this is one of the best attributes of the story. The author seamlessly integrated both the enchanted forest and medieval weaponry with current luxuries.
Okay to the story line. So Snow White, yes that Snow White escaped (i.e. ran away) from the Huntsman, her evil step mother Naomi, and the Enchanted Forest to live her life in our world. For ten years Snow worked as a Private Investigator and lived with her friend Cindi and Belle. Yup you guessed it, that Cindi and Belle.
Well every ten years the Enchanted Forest comes to our side of the veil to take part in a week of classes, drinking, dancing, and general enjoyment at the decennial Fairy Tale Convention. Although Snow does not want to go, she is personally invited and feels that it may be time to reconnect with those she left behind. Okay honestly Cindi and Belle pretty much drag her to it. While there she sees the one man who not only is trying to kill her but also makes butterflies jump for joy in her stomach.
While at the first night’s dinner Naomi dropped the bombshell that Snow was within 72 hours of forgoing her inheritance and her rightful place in the Enchanted Forest. With only 72 hours Snow and her friends must transverse getting back to the Enchanted Forest and enter the castle before the Huntsman and Naomi kill her.
This is a solid book that takes the fairytale creatures that everyone knows and loves and makes them real characters, with emotions, snarky attitudes, and personalities. The writing was strong and really engaging. I really enjoyed the plot and character development. I really enjoy the magic abilities that the girls had and how it transferred from the Enchanted Forest to the world. I really enjoyed this book and will be looking for the next in the series.