Blog Tour #Review and #Giveaway – Snow White & the Seven Angels by Rhys Ethan

Title:Snow White & the Seven Angels

Series:Queerky Tales

Author:Rhys Ethan

Genre:Fantasy, LGBT, Retelling, Kids’ Books

Length:Novella

Publisher:Self-published

The classic tales you know, the characters with secrets you don’t 

Synopsis

White has a secret. One he has shared with his family to no avail. When he meets the Prince of his dreams, he decides he can no longer live a lie, but in order to do so, he will have to face his worst nightmares.

Queerky Tales is a series of classic fairy tales retold with LGBT characters. Snow White & the Seven Angels is about fighting for your happy-ever-after, whatever shape it comes in.

For children and adults alike.

Snow White Cover

Review

I have to confess I am a fan of retellings, although I tend to go for those for adults, of the darker variety – think Snowman and the Huntsman or the scary Red Riding Hood versions. I was however quite curious to see how a transgender retelling of a classic tale would work. To me, making a point, showing how difficult life can be, yet instilling hope in kids is a difficult task for any witer.

With Snow White & the Seven Angels, Rhys Ethan managed to keep key elements of the classic tale, while adding new challenges and characters that help shape up the life of Snow White in her journey to accepting her true self. I liked the transformation of dwarfs into angels, the role the fairy godmother still plays, the introduction of the prince, and the final revelation of the mother’s true self.

The story kept the balance between struggles – being shunned for who you are, rejected by family, friends, and random people who hardly know you, the self-doubt – White’s fear that she will forever be trapped in a boy’s life, that she will never be loved – and the positive messages that need to be present in a story for children – hope, acceptance, the idea that you don’t have to do it all alone. All in all, a quick, fun read, and quite a different tale to the classic we all know.

Giveaway

Prize: $5 Amazon Gift Card
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About the Author

Rhys Christopher Ethan is by no means a scientist, but he is an architect of his own fantasy worlds; an illustrator of emotional and multi-dimensional characters; a doctor of creativity and inspiration and a chemist of genres; mixing two or more, to find the perfect fit for his creations. He lives in a small, dusty lab he calls Home in London and works hard to bring his experiments out into the world. His companions (for now) are his pet-Laptop and his coffee-Booster and a bunch of notes, digitized and paper-wise. He voices his obsessions on his website http://www.rcethan.com, rants on twitter @Rhys_Ethan, shares messages on facebook.com/rcethan1 and pins his muses on pinterest.com/rcethan. You can contact him at rhysethan@hotmail.co.uk, or if you’re telepathic, he will probably meet you in your dreams.

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Writer, traveler, coffee and book addict, and also founder of EyesOnBooks. I've loved books all my life and now they are a huge part of my work. I have been blogging for about twelve years and have worked as a PR and marketing consultant in the IT&C field before shifting all my focus to books and authors.


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