By: Danielle Paige
Published by: Bloomsbury
Publication date: September 20th/October 6th 2016
Page count: 384 pages
Source: Review copy courtesy of Bloomsbury Australia
We meet 17 year old Snow in a mental institution, where she was placed as a child after an event which injured her and her best friend. She is kept medicated, referring to her pills as the Seven Dwarves, based on their effects - Sleepy, Dopey, etc. Her best friend, Bale, also a resident of the institution, has been kept from her for some time since Snow kissed him, he broke her arm, and has been catatonic ever since.
When Bale disappears, seemingly taken through a mirror, Snow is told of a way to follow and rescue him. Jumping at the chance, she finds herself in another world, ruled by an evil King and featuring witches, ice monsters, robber gangs and cute boys that Snow can't resist. There is a prophecy that the King can be brought down, and Snow might just be the one to do it.