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Blood Apples by Cameron Jace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this short diary, Prince Charming tells how Snow White was really killed -- or was she? -- and how he came to meet Rapunzel's and Jack the Beanstalk. Is it true that he really knows who wrote the original fairy tales and handed them over to the Brothers Grimm? And more importantly, Prince Charming explains why apples are red.

Actual rating 3.75 stars.

This one was actually pretty good. Just like the previous prequels, I finished this in no time at all. But after the magnificent Mary Mary Quite Contrary (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #5), of course I was expecting Blood Apples to be better but hmm, that didn't happen.

Not sure if Blood Apples is indeed less intriguing than its predecessor because this is actually a different story from the one told in Mary Mary Quite Contrary although they are certainly linked together. Suffice to say that Blood Apples is less darker, less twisted and less 'serious' than Mary Mary Quite Contrary. And I think that's why I didn't quite enjoy it this time around. I was also craving for more originality because the ending is very Romeo & Juliet-ish.

One thing that confused me is why Rapunzel has to be put together with Snow White in the same tower if they are indeed monsters in their own right. Wouldn't they tore each other to pieces LOL?

The Prince Charming. He is actually a bimbo which I found mildly annoying but well, he has silver spoon in his mouth his entire life, so I wouldn't expecting more anyway. I don't know if the readers will be supplied with enough backstory of Prince Charming and Snow White romance in later prequel/books but for now, their undying (or dying love in this case) for each other, didn't affect me one bit.

I'm also curious about King of Sorrow. As a king, what is his role? Is he is indeed a wimp who just follows whatever Queen of Sorrow says?

I'm not sure if I missed the description/explanation about the true role of Death and Angels (like Loki?)...I don't know, I ended up really confuse now. Who kills who actually?

Jack and the Beanstalk. He is very cynical but thank God, he isn't as annoying as Peter Pan. The troll scene in the climax ended as abruptly as it started.

Finishing this, I really hope that Snow White Sorrow would be narrated by Snow White herself. It'll be really interesting to be inside Snow White's head since she is portrayed as this innocent monster. I'm keen to find out if she really is an innocence without control of her own body.

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I received the ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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