Review: Dark Shimmer by Donna Jo Napoli

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A fresh take on the Snow White fairy tale and the origins of the “Wicked Stepmother”, set in a breathtaking Venice. In this version, Dolce (our future “Evil Queen”) is raised on an island of dwarves, where she is reviled and led to believe that she is a giantess. This is Venice, so of course there is glass, and where there is glass there are mirrors, but nothing is what you think. With dark, sumptuous imagery and filled with a rich cast of characters, this is probably my favorite version of Snow White to date.

~Allison Senecal

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