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Side by Side: Snow White

We all know the story: a jealous queen, a magic mirror, a girl with skin as white as snow and a collection of amusing but caring dwarves. However, authors Alex Flinn and Donna Jo Napoli both spin the traditional Snow White tale on its head. Set in modern-day Miami, Flinn’s MIRRORED follows the beautiful Celine, her evil stepmother Violet and her best friend, Goose, who she eventually moves in with to get away from the family drama. Napoli’s DARK SHIMMER, on the other hand, takes place in ancient Venice and follows a mirror-maker named Dolce who has no idea that quicksilver has the power to drive her mad.

Below, we ask these two talented authors about their research, their characters and what they’d do with their own magic mirror. Read below to find out, and be sure to check out their books!


September 2016

This month’s New in Paperback roundup includes THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO, Huntley Fitzpatrick's highly acclaimed romantic companion to MY LIFE NEXT DOOR; THE SILENCE OF SIX, E.C. Myers' thrilling tale of hacktivists, government conspiracy and tons of suspense; and A MADNESS SO DISCREET, a haunting story from Mindy McGinnis in which a ruthless and brutal killer shakes the foundation of teen Grace's sanity.