Title: The Glass Casket
Author: McCormick Templeman
Published: February 11th 2014 by Delacorte Press
Recommended If You Like: Retelling, Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Fantasy, YA, Romance, Paranormal
I’m a huge fan of fairy tale retellings so when good reads recommend this book, which a retelling of Snow White, to me I immediately went out and grabbed it. First of all can we just stop and appreciate this cover for minute? Gorgeous!
Now for the actual review: I loved it! I have to admit that it wasn’t what I was expecting and from reading the other reviews on it I think a lot of people feel the same way. But, I enjoyed the fact that it was different from anything else I had read.
I don’t want to say too much and give anything away, but basically a mysterious, beautiful stranger comes to town. And before anyone can learn much about her she’s killed by something in the forest. Only that’s not the end of her story, more people are killed and she may have something to do it.
Overall this book had a dark, Grimm feel throughout which I really enjoyed. it was also more gruesome than I was expecting. So if you can’t handle blood and gore this book is not for you. And it had an excellent twist that kept me guessing until the very end! You will finished this book with a feeling of closure. There’s no annoying cliffhanger, or question left hanging in the air. This is the first book I’ve read by McCormick Templeman but I will definitely be reading more by her in the future!
If you are looking for a book with good flow and is an easy, relaxed read pick this up and give it a go. whats your thoughts on this book and do you have any favorite retellings? If so let me know down in the comments!