• Horror Graphic Novel Review

    Snow, Glass, Apples

    My Review: I really love when fairy tale retellings play with my expectations, mixing up the story to provide something fresh and new. Snow White is an icon of classic fairy tales, thanks in part to Walt Disney her appearance is unforgettable; raven black hair, deep red lips, skin pure and white as snow. The description alone makes me think of another legend, another creature, equally famous. Snow, Glass, Apples was a refreshing reimagining of the Snow White fairy tale. Keeping in mind the grim and brutal nature of the original story, I really enjoyed the role reversal that is presented, with the story being told from the point of…

  • Graphic Novel Review

    The Sleeper and the Spindle

    My Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle was a wonderful surprise and I’m so happy that I picked this book up. The story is a fairy tale reimagining of both Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, taking place after Snow was saved and awaiting her wedding day to the prince. In this version of Snow White, she finds herself feeling trapped by the prospects of marriage and makes a decision for herself to become the hero of someone else’s story. I really enjoyed this feminist twist on Snow’s character, a clear rebellion against traditional princess tropes. The story is told with a simple yet lyrical tone that reminded me of the…