Review: Snow White Sorrow by Cameron Jace. AMAZING!

Title: Snow White Sorrow (The Grimm Diaries #1)
Author: Cameron Jace
Publication: May 30th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Source: Owned
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What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

Sixteen year old Loki Blackstar is no Prince Charming. His mother is a ghost. His only friend is a red Cadillac that sings to him through the radio. He looks like an Angel but acts like jerk. No wonder he has been banned from Heaven, which is the least of his troubles. Loki needs a job to pay for school and support himself.

Still, Loki has a rare gift: He is a Dreamhunter. One of the few in the world who can hunt and kill immortal demons in their dreams so they never wake up again.

When Loki is sent to kill a sixteen-year-old vampire girl the locals call Snow White Sorrow, he is pulled into a magical but dangerous world. The locals believe the monster to be Snow White.

The real Snow White... living in the ruins of an ancient castle in a small town. She is described as horribly beautiful, terrifyingly enchanting, and wickedly lovely.

What he finds instead is a beautiful monster girl filled with rage and hurt, who has an epic untold story to tell of things such like why the Brothers Grimm altered the fairy tale, who the Evil Queen really is, where the mirror came from, and who possessed it.

Snow White has killed every person who has dared come near the castle where she once lived with the queen. Mysteriously, she lets Loki live, and whispers two words in his ears; two words that will change his life forever.

-- My Rating --

5/5 Oscars: Loved it.

-- My Thoughts --

     Ever since I read Cameron Jace's prequels, I have been dying to read this. And my expectations were set really high, fortunately, the book met my expectations. It was truly a delightful read! But I have to admit that I liked the prequels more, since they seemed targeted to an older audience.
     Loki Blackstar is a Dreamhunter. One of the few in the world. He has the power to enter demons' dreams and kill them in their sleep, so when he's asked to kill the demon that the townspeople call Snow White Sorrow, he is happy. But when he meets Snow White, she is nothing he expected. Wickedly lovely, Snow White will change Loki's life. For better or for worse.
     Before I wrote this review, I read a couple of reviews on Goodreads and what I noticed was that most of them complained that the blurb sounded like a mix between Anna Dressed In Blood and City of Bones. So, let me clarify. This book is NOTHING like either. I haven't read Anna Dressed In Blood, but I have read City of Bones. There is nothing in common between these three books and Snow White Sorrow is as original and unique as they come. 
    The world Cameron Jace created is delightful. It captures you. It intimidates you. And it doesn't let go. You'll get immersed in the beautifully frightening world he has created. And his characters are three-dimensional, they feel real. Loki, Snow White, Axel, Fable, Lucy, all characters that you'll care for. And connect with. I have never felt so in tune with the characters in a book as I felt with this one.
     The plot has so much information, so many details in it, but it NEVER felt like an info dump. It was explained step by step, in a way that you'll never get bored with. The ending was a cliffhanger of sorts, it has me waiting on the edge of my seat, just to know what happens next. There are still many amazing characters in the prequels that haven't made an appearance yet, so I gotta wait for the awesomeness to  continue. If you are ready for a unique, romantic read that's gonna drown in you in a beautifully imagined world, then this is the one! Start reading it now!

8 comments:

  1. This one does sound interesting! I've always steered clear because the girl on the cover FREAKS. ME. OUT! lol Glad to hear it was so good. :)

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    1. Well, she is creepy but also beautiful
      You'll love it, i think

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  2. Great review. This does sound really interesting. I am glad you enjoyed it. I agree with Sara, the girl on the cover is kind of freaky.

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    1. She is!
      GREAT for you to stop by!

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  3. Oh my goodness, I hadn't heard of this one :O Thanks, Soma!!!

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  4. I haven't heard of this one, but if it's good enough to get five Oscars it seems good enough for me! Thanks for the review Soma!!
    -Danna
    http://friendlyreaderohyeah.blogspot.com/

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