Publisher: Scarlet Primrose Press
Publish Date: March 21, 2012
Origins: From Author for Review
Format: Trade Paperback
Order From: Amazon
Synopsis: Snow White was a pet name her mother had given her, but her mother’s dead now. Adelaide hates that name anyway. A rampant fever claimed Adelaide’s mother just like a thousand others in Cologne where the people die without Last Rites and the dead are dumped in a large pit outside of the city walls. Adelaide’s father is determined to obtain a funeral for his wife, but that requires bribing the parish priest, Father Soren. When Soren commits an unforgivable atrocity, he pushes Adelaide to her breaking point, but if she seeks justice against the cruel priest, she risks sacrificing everything: her father, her friends, her first love, and maybe even her life.
Review: Ms. Cefalo has written a majestic and rich versions of several fairy tales, which seamlessly roll into one another through Adelaide's life in Cologne. A city which has become more and more corrupt as the fever has taken its toll on the inhabitants and their way of life. Thankfully Adelaide is not the weak little girl from the fairy tales brought to us by the Haus of Mouse. She is a spitfire - ready to take on whomever and do whatever it takes to save those she cares about. I absolutely love the reawakening of the truly Grimm fairy tales and Ms. Cefalo has brought them to vivid life for us in the first of The Fairytale Keeper books, Avenging the Queen. I am eagerly awaiting the next books!
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