Six Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente

In the past month I have read two completely different Snow White retellings. One set in space and one set in the old west. To different stories written by two different authors….What I liked was that there the perspectives of both authors was very different. There were some similarities to the Snow White character that I found interesting. However, what I found most interesting is the differences in the characters and the journeys the characters took.

Summary: A Snow White retelling set in the old west.

What I liked: I love the way Valente took Snow Whites story and twisted it to make it her own but you could still see the original story underneath. I don’t want to give away too much of the story but there are strong feminist underpinnings. I loved the twist with the Dwarves. The ending was amazing and I was not expecting it.

What I didn’t like: The story was slighty slow in the beginning but I think that it helped build up the anticipation for the rest of the story.

Star Rating: 5

My thoughts: I think that the story was told in such a way that it feels fresh and relevant in todays society. I truly enjoyed this take on Snow White. I was not surprised at the feminist undertone of the story but I think that it brings up a lot of important points that really make you think about aspects of society today.

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