2017 Boek #19 Fairest of All

Fairest of All Boek omslag Fairest of All
Serena Valentino
18-08-2009
English
01-08-2017
04-08-2017
“I cannot live in fear of losing him, for fear of not living my life at all.”
“The words wounded deeper than the bruises and the scars from any physical pain he inflicted on me. At least those wounds healed.”
Mijn nieuwe verslaving, Fairytale adaptions. En dit boek heeft daar zeker aan meegeholpen. Wat een leuke twist aan het sprookje, en ook om dit dan eens helemaal vanaf de andere kant te zien! Heerlijk hoe Serena dit alles heeft verwerkt tot een prachtig boek.

The tale of the young princess and her evil stepmother, the Wicked Queen, is widely known. Despite a few variations from telling to telling, the story remains the same—the Queen was jealous of the girl’s beauty, and this jealousy culminated in the Queen’s attempt on the sweet, naive girl’s life.

Another tale far less often spoken of is the one that explains what caused the Queen to become so contemptuously vile. Still, some have attempted to guess at the reason. Perhaps the Queen’s true nature was that of a wicked hag and her beautiful, regal appearance a disguise used to fool the King. Others claim that the Queen might have hated the girl for her resemblance to the King’s first wife. Mostly, the Queen is painted as a morally abhorrent woman who never loved another being during the course of her miserable life.

In fact, the theories about exactly what cause the Queen’s obsessive vanity and jealous rage are too numerous to catalog. This book recounts a version of the story that has remained untold until now. It is a tragic tale of love and loss, and it contains a bit of magic. It is a tale of the Wicked Queen…

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