So is this the last one of these then? It was a really good ending, if so.
It’s been five years since we last saw Zinnia Gray, and she’s spent that time hopping from world to world, fixing fairytales, and helping princesses, sometimes realizing they don’t need help at all. But Zinnia is beginning to realize she’s running from her own life. She hasn’t spoken to Charm or Prim (who are now married) in six months. She’s avoidance denialing. That’s when she’s pulled through a mirror into a different fairy-tale, the first time she’s ever hopped anywhere that wasn’t a Sleeping Beauty story. Now she’s in Snow White, and she’s the Evil Queen’s prisoner.
I think I actually might have liked this one better than A Spindle Splintered. I really liked the dynamic between Zinnia and the Evil Queen, and the shenanigans they get up to. I also like that Harrow resisted the urge to go with the easiest ending in favor of the one that rang true to the characters, and one that is more open-ended than is usual with fairy-tales.
This was an extremely quick read, and a very engaging one. Will definitely be revisiting both of these books again, and I kind of hope she leaves the story here. But of course if there’s more, I will read them.