Title: Snow White and the Vampire
Fog And Fascination
Alba Spencer thought her past in Romania and the dark magic that haunted it was behind her forever. She is one of the first female barristers now, safe in London. But London has its dark side, too. A man called the Ripper stalks the midnight streets. There are rumors that her hated stepmother has found her again, suggestions that the nightmares of her childhood are returning. And with them appears the cursed Gypsy boy she once loved, grown into a man more seductive and more terrifying than she ever could have dreamed…
Dimitri Grigorescu has become a surgeon, a gentleman—and a vampire. The lusts that drive his body are scarcely under control, and even he does not truly know what he is capable of. To fight evil and confusion, Alba must rely only on her wits—and a desire that overwhelms her doubts…
Author: Marina Myles
Series: The Cursed Princes
Published by Kensington Published: December 19th 2013
Genres: Fantasy Romance
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I guess let’s start of by saying this is not what I expected at all. I was pleasantly surprised. I find that whenever I read a fairytale retelling or a spin of the classic fairytales that it just never comes up to scratch – yet still I faithfully read all of the ones I can get my hands on. This is why.
I found it. The one worth the name of Snow White. Like I said, not really what I expected – Prince Charming is a Vampire and Snow White (Alba) is cursed to become one herself. Taking that out of account though, we are faced with an evil step mother, 7 lovely girlfriends (think tall, ballet dancing lady dwarves) and a possible HEA and you do have the makings of a perfect fairytale.
Ms Myles created such a fantastic world of myth and fantasy creatures where anything from shape shifting, curses, vampires and cursed amulets are possible. A colourful world filled with all sorts of possibilities that enables the reader to fully immerse themselves and stay down there until the book is finished.
So much thought and time went into the description of our mc’s pasts and where the curses come from that it lent such an air to it that it felt completely realistic. The setting was artfully described as I watched the story play out in an era of horse drawn carriages, chaperones and smelling salts. I loved it and am sure I would love the first book in the series too.