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The Rising
Kelley Armstrong
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
Ana Juan, Catherynne M. Valente
The Mark of Athena
Rick Riordan
Princess of the Silver Woods
Jessica Day George
The Serpent's Shadow
Rick Riordan
The Demigod Diaries
Rick Riordan
Scarlet
Marissa Meyer
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty
Jane Yolen
The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie
William Joyce
Perfect Scoundrels
Ally Carter
Snow in Summer - Jane Yolen 2.5 stars

It was an interesting take on Snow White and quite different from any others I have read. Set in the mountains of Virginia in the 1940's? and with precious little of any romance, this is a much more psychological story chronicling Snow in Summer's childhood, her father's decline in a stupor/madness when he meets and marries the evil stepmother. There are scenes from the stepmother's point of view and she is a witch. It is dark and creepy. Very creepy. The dwarfs were a nice aspect, though very brief. A very abrupt ending for the length the other events in the book encompass.

Overall, despite its original setting and style, I did not find the book particularly touching or endearing and was in fact disturbed by some of the elements of the story. The atmosphere left a bad aftertaste.