Book Of The Month is a monthly feature here, at Lost In A Book! It is where you can show the book that you are most looking forward to coming out during the current month, or your favorite book that has been previously published during the month.
The book of the month is....
With her black hair, red lips, and lily-white skin, Summer is as beautiful as her father's garden. And her life in the mountains of West Virginia seems like a fairy tale; her parents sing and dance with her, Cousin Nancy dotes on her, and she is about to get a new baby brother. But when the baby dies soon after he's born, taking Summer's mama with him, Summer's fairy-tale life turns grim. Things get even worse when her father marries a woman who brings poisons and magical mirrors into Summer's world. Stepmama puts up a pretty face, but Summer suspects she's up to no good - and is afraid she's powerless to stop her.
This Snow White tale filled with magic and intrigue during the early twentieth century in Appalachia will be hard to forget.
I saw this book ages ago, thought it looked good, forgot about it, and then about two weeks ago saw it again. I am a BIG fan of fairy tale retellings, and this one looks good! Plus, I've heard good things about Jane Yolen, and the cover is beautiful!
I almost chose DON'T EXPECT MAGIC just because it looks so good, but instead went with this.