Snow White dreamed of venturing into the land beyond her walled kingdom and time is running short. Knowing her father is seeking a suitor for her marry, she sneaks into the Dark Forest, unaware of the dangers it conceals. Accompanied by her trusty guard, she soon becomes entangled in a savage game of cat and mouse.
Prince Donnigan is looking for his perfect mate in life. One who can truly appreciate his special gifts and not run in terror of them. Rumors have reached his land about Snow White and he hopes she will be the woman he has dreamed of. But, when he arrives to meet her, he discovers she has embarked on a treacherous journey into the woods and probably into the arms of the horrific dangers that call the forest home. Donnigan will attempt to rescue her, but by doing so he will expose himself in a way that could end his very existence.
Can he save the damsel in distress or will she be eaten alive? Will he be condemned if he tries?
Authors Note: "A darker version of Snow White where the Dwarfs are not sweet and enduring but instead are sadistic and cruel."
I went into Snow White and the Seven Cannibals hoping for the best. Sadly, I was disappointed. I’ve been looking for a super twisted take on a story like this for a long time. The idea of cannibal dwarves was right up my alley. As a teen, I remember talking with my cousin about all the different ways some of these fairy tales could go from sweet and innocent classics into becoming more like the dark and sinister things I enjoyed. This is BEFORE I discovered that many of them had much darker versions in Grimm’s.
I really liked that it was a unique take on an old fairy tale. I know that “twisted” tales are really popular, but most of the ones I read are too much romance for my taste. Being that cannibals tend to be a little less on the romance side and more of the horror side, I was drawn in by the idea of the seven dwarves being cannibals. It was something I’d not seen before and was eager to see how the author went with it. Sadly, it just didn’t work for me. One positive thing for me is that it was really short. If it had been much longer, it would have ended up as a DNF.
I can’t put my finger on what it was specifically that didn’t work for me, but it didn’t meet my expectations. I won’t even say it was badly written because I don’t think it was. I think it was just the story itself that let me down. The romance in the book was on an acceptable level for my own preferences. I didn’t feel like it was too much, and in that way, I thought it was sweet. The knight in shining armor rescuing the damsel in distress. I expected that just based on the blurb. I can appreciate the plight of the prince seeking a woman that will accept him for who he is, so I can’t complain about that either. I know a lot of people like that kind of thing, and that’s ok.
I may still try another book by this author and hopefully, I’ll enjoy it more. As I mentioned before, I don’t think it was badly written, there was just something about the story that didn’t sit right with me.