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Fairest of All
Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen | Serena Valentino
For anyone whos seen Walt Disneys Snow White, youll know that the Wicked Queen is one evil woman! After all, its not everyone who wants to cut out their teenage step-daughters heart and have it delivered back in a locked keepsake box. (And even if this sort of thing is a common urge, we dont know many people who have acted upon it.) Now, for the first time, well examine the life of the Wicked Queen and find out just what it is that makes her so nasty. Heres a hint: the creepy-looking man in the magic mirror is not just some random spooky visageand he just might have something to do with the Queens wicked ways! /DIVDIV
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TorieStorieS
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Though I didn‘t knock out all my 2021 reading challenges, @Charityann posted the #FairyTaleReading challenge and I couldn‘t resist! This first book in the #DisneyVillainsSeries tells #SnowWhite from the Wicked Queen‘s perspective. She gets some background- as does the Magic Mirror- but not a name! I enjoyed the audio performance & it‘s a quick listen but not as meaty of a retelling as I prefer! Still it‘s fun & I‘ll check out more! #AudioColoring

Charityann Love the coloring page!😊 5mo
TorieStorieS @Charityann Thank you!! I‘ve used it before but I couldn‘t resist re-using it for this! Thanks for organizing such a fun challenge! 5mo
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LostInSpace
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An interesting take on the origin story of The Wicked Queen.

A good moral message on how beauty and vanity can destroy a person and become an obsession.

Definately going to read the others in the Villians series!

Cathythoughts That‘s some eyebrow 😳 6mo
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lydiadeetz31
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Pickpick

This was a great read! A quick book but really good take on the Queen's story!

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Roary47
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4✨ Callie‘s tail was tickling my neck as I finished this one. I‘m always up for a fairy tale retelling. This one did not disappoint as an origin story of the Wicked Queen. I wish she had a name besides “Queen”. I felt for her through the story as it leads up to an ending we are all familiar with if you know Snow White. The epilogue almost made me cry! It is a little dark, but not overly scary for an older kid.

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vonnie862
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Mehso-so

An interesting take on the story of the evil queen. Very simple writing but intrigued me enough to read the rest of the story.
3⭐
#fairestofall #snowhite #evilqueen

Lauraandherbooks Sounds interesting!! 10mo
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bookiemonster_ph
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ᴛɪᴛʟᴇ: ꜰᴀɪʀᴇꜱᴛ ᴏꜰ ᴀʟʟ: ᴀ ᴛᴀʟᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡɪᴄᴋᴇᴅ Qᴜᴇᴇɴ
ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀ: ꜱᴇʀᴇɴᴀ ᴠᴀʟᴇɴᴛɪɴᴏ
ꜱᴇʀɪᴇꜱ: ᴠɪʟʟᴀɪɴꜱ

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Lollymya
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️ ◼️ this was my #march #bookspin and it took me a while to read it cause I really couldn‘t get into it. I finally finished....I will post my goodreads review later. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3028661603 As promised here is my review. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
Lollymya @TheAromaofBooks so it counts??? 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh totally!!! You're always welcome to read BookSpin books late as long as you let me know which month they are for. At the end of the year I'll post a deadline (first week of January-ish) which is when the entries for this year's giveaway will officially close. But in the meantime, you can get them checked off whenever you get to them!! 13mo
Lollymya @TheAromaofBooks good to know 13mo
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BookBelle84
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I love the dust jackets and hard covers of these books.

Reviewsbylola So gorgeous! 1y
EdnaC I love this series 1y
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Rissa1
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Mehso-so

A solid 3⭐. I am going to try more of these villain stories in hopes that I enjoy them more.

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SpookyDonut
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The most reflective cover I think I‘ve ever seen. Found the new YA section in my local library (that I‘ve only been to twice!) and walked out with 4 books more than I had planned. So far, 115 pages into this one. It‘s been on my list for a long time now. I love villains and twisted tales.

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books_and_tea
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Okay, sorry for all the posts of these lol. I just love the covers and now I finally have them all together!
👸🏻🤴🏻🧜🏻‍♀️🧚🏻‍♀️😈👩🏻🍎👩🏻‍🦳. Hope you all are having a good day/night! The moon tonight is super big and bright. Looks so cool!!🌝☺️📚

Leftcoastzen So cool! 2y
CaliforniaCay Welcome to litsy! 🥳 2y
books_and_tea @Leftcoastzen Right!🤗😊 2y
books_and_tea @CaliforniaCay Thank you so much!😊☺️ 2y
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books_and_tea
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Have read so far of this series. I just love all the covers of all the books in this series!📚 👸🏻🤴🏻🧜🏻‍♀️🧚🏻‍♀️

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Samary
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Pickpick

Super cute, liked the reference to other Queens 😁 Got more emotion out of me than I expected!

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Clwojick
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#MidyearRush stats so far! Just passing the 39 hour mark, and still going strong. I‘ve finished my #ReadYourSign prompts, listened to 9 audios, read 8 graphic novels + 16 children‘s books, and surpassed my #goodreadsgoal. I‘m also on course to complete a few more challenges and projects this weekend, since I have no plans aside from reading and crafts.... and maybe a quick trip to the thrift store for more books! 😏☺️

Crazeedi You are rockin it!!🎉 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Clwojick
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Work was CRAZY today. The hospital is starting to ramp up clinics and surgeries again, which made for a chaotic day for my department. I‘m heading home to start my double #Readathon weekend with the tagged audiobook. Sorry not sorry for all the incoming posts this weekend 😂♥️

#MidyearRush #24b4monday @Andrew65 @SumisBooks @jb72

Andrew65 What an intriguing cover! Enjoy your double Readathon. I‘m hoping to catch up a bit with #MidYearRush. 2y
jb72 That sounds like a good book! 2y
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Koffeejazzandbooks
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Pickpick

Loved this....We have a little evil queen in us all 👑🔮🍎💜💜😋

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MatchlessMarie
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Here‘s my #TBR line up for tomorrow #readathon #deweyapril

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Kwrightson1986
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I joined a Disney Book Club. This is our first book! I‘m so excited for this group! #talejumpers

CrowCAH That would be a magical group to join-Disney!!! 2y
Kwrightson1986 Look for it on Facebook it‘s called Tale Jumpers with a picture of Mary Poppins 2y
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Reading_With_MrsB13
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“Madness is in the mind of the beholder, my Queen.”

Another Disney tale that I truly enjoyed! Maybe my opinion is biased, but I‘ve always like the Disney villains, so I‘m excited to read about their sides of the stories. Hearing about the Queen‘s life, and seeing her transformation throughout the book is enchanting.

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Sammidnightsun
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Pickpick

Sooooo good

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MatchlessMarie
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Feeling witchy and making some candy apples, hold the arsenic 😜🍭🍎

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CharismaRaven13
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5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wonderful written! A tragic tale of love, loss, magic and vanity! Love love love ❤️ now I will move on to read the other books of the Villains Series.

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Bookaholicforlife

So it‘s that time again for Dewey‘s 24 hour readathon! I‘m getting a late start because I was having a bad day and wasn‘t feeling up to it at first but now I kind of regret the late start. I‘ll read till 10 pm tomorrow to make up for it. I‘m gonna start by reading Fairest of all. No photos this time around because my camera on my phone is broken :( #dewaug #reversereadathon

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Lovesbooks87
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I really enjoyed the first book in the Disney Villains series. I also love that when you take off the dust jacket the cover has what the villain also looks like. This book gives the back story of the evil queen. It allows you to understand her more! I am so glad that I already have the other books and can continue with the series.

StayCurious Wow I‘ve never heard of this series! 3y
Meee96 So good!:) 3y
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Lovesbooks87
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Current situation: I have one full lap. Ruby isn't happy at all that Brillo is up here with her! 🐶🐱📚🐱🐶📚

Gaylagal2 So cute, but Ruby looks completely pissed 😬😂❤️ 3y
Lovesbooks87 @Gaylagal2 she really was. She lasted maybe 10 minutes. She wasn't feeling it at all!!! 🤣🤣🤣 3y
Gaylagal2 Hahaha!😂 3y
JoScho But Ruby‘s grumpy face is so cute! 3y
Erofan 😻 3y
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keys_on_fire
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I am really enjoying this series! Yes, this is a series and should be read in order, BUT each book can be read alone. I actually read the 3rd book first and realized that it was referencing things from the first two.

Its an interesting concept to try and tell the villains story while working within the confines of what has already been told about the heroines. These are not literary masterpieces, but are comfort food with a twist! Enjoy!

Meeko93 💜 3y
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Ash.on.the.line
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I definitely should have been done with this by now but the weather is discouraging me it seems. I just want to lounge and watch movies. Ugh! 😑 Also is it crazy I‘m ready for bed because I‘m getting book mail tomorrow?! 😬🥰😂

Crazeedi The weather does crazy things to us sometimes!!🙄 3y
Ash.on.the.line @Crazeedi yes it does! It can totally affect my reading moods. 🙄😝 3y
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Ash.on.the.line
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I tried reading this awhile ago but it didn‘t catch my attention. Hopefully this is the month. Also this will work for #Royalty for #LiteraryLuck yeah?! 😂
I‘ve been a little inactive because my phone is trying to break on me ugh.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no!! I hope it doesn‘t!!! 3y
Meeko93 Love this series 3y
vkois88 I got the Mother Gothel from B&N bc it was part of the 50% off sale. I can't wait to read it! 3y
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icy2
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I love fairy tales and books so this was a fun read. Very interesting. It gives a new perspective of the Wicked Queen.

icy2 Or not so wicked... 3y
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laur89
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Disney makes me happy. Books make me happy. This book (you guessed it) made me happy!!

This was an interesting perspective that actually made me empathize with the Wicked Queen. Quick, fun read! 😁👍🏼

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laur89
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Celebrating Mickey‘s 90th with the magic of #DisneySwap!

I was so excited to receive all of these gifts, but even happier to have made a new #penpal and friend! 💝

I‘ve been waiting to start the Serena Valentino series, and Belle is my FAVORITE princess, so I can‘t wait to read these books! 📖 Thanks for all of these great gifts @Whimsical.Curiosity 😁🏰🎢🐭

#disney #swap #litsyswap #litsylove

kstadt929 Oh man!! I wish I had known about this Disney swap!!! 4y
laur89 @kstadt929 It was only between the two of us, but maybe we‘ll do another round with more people!! 4y
kstadt929 Oh how fun! ☺️ That would be awesome @laur89 4y
Whimsical.Curiosity Yayyyyyyyyyyy!!! I'm so glad you like it! I thought that Belle pin with her reading was just perfect for you ❤️ I'm opening mine as soon as I get home!!! I'm so exited!!! 4y
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Ash.on.the.line
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I actually ordered a couple more but my little book stack of random books. All for under $13
Going to try the Disney villain books again, I tried as an e book but couldn‘t get into it. Here‘s hoping 🤞🏼 😁

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Jovy
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I love retellings! This shows a different perspective on the Wicked Queen. Short and sweet with an ending I did not see coming. On to the next villain!

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bels_books
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I didn‘t finish very many in August. With my new job I‘ve been running like mad, but it‘s been worth it!

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imabusybee
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Pickpick

Loved the queens point of view!!

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AnansiGirl
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📖 Fairest of All

🖋 Carrie Fisher

📺 Firefly

🥞 French Toast

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕 4y
AnansiGirl @JoScho the funny thing is I am now realizing today I was watching Friends but chose Firefly while uploading this 😂 (edited) 4y
JoScho 😂😂😂 4y
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imabusybee
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A little quiet time

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imabusybee
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When I need some quiet time I grab my kindle.

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imabusybee
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Finally some time to read

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Echo

Ok. Snow White has never been my most favorite movie. But the story being woven here is absolutely giving me everything I want. I‘m kinda getting a kick out how the evil queen is written. Daddy issues, insecurities out the ying yang. Addiction issues. Hate fueled jealousy. She is written as the psychotic, unstable, bitchy terror I‘ve alway envisioned her as. 😂I don‘t know if I should be laughing at this but I kinda am. 🤭

Insomnia What is she addicted to? Narcotics? 4y
Echo @Insomnia her addiction to the mirror is written as though it were an addiction to Mexican black tar heroin or the purest uncut cocaine that Columbia could offer. It‘s a fucked up situation. 4y
Insomnia Sounds like my kind of day. 4y
Echo It‘s quite the expansion on the Disney classic 4y
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Echo
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Update: angry widow gets angry if she isn‘t the prettiest broad in the room. Squashes stepdaughters hopes for love. Has an addiction issue.

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jfalkens
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Very good, I loved reading it from the Queen's perspective 😊 #blameitonlitsy #LitsyAtoZ #LetterV @BookishMarginalia

Stephykitten I adored this little gem too! I‘m so glad to see another reader enjoy it ❤️ 4y
jfalkens @Stephykitten I did 😊 I'm excited to check out the rest of the series 🤗 4y
MinDea Yay! You read one of the recs for Litsy A to Z you asked for! Do you plan to read them all? 4y
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MinDea I have read this one, the best and the next one but still have the last 2 to read! 4y
jfalkens @MinDea I have a few picked out 😊 I might save some for next year lol I'm excited for the next ones to come(inter-library loan) and for the next one to come out in a couple weeks! I love Tangeled so I'm especially excited for that one 🤗 tho I love most of the Disney movies the books are from lol 4y
MinDea Oh I didn't know there was a Tangled one coming out! 🏃🏽‍♀️ 4y
MinDea Yay!!! That will be a good one! 4y
jfalkens @MinDea I'm excited 😊 4y
jfalkens Thank you @TheBookKeepers and @MinDea for the recommendation 🤗🤗 4y
TheBookKeepers You‘re welcome!! Glad you enjoyed!! 4y
jfalkens @TheBookKeepers I did 🤗 I'm excited to read the rest of the series 😀 4y
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jfalkens
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Up next, I decided to read this instead since it's on its way(physical copy, mel-cat hold), I bought the ebook and its for #LitsyAtoZ and #blameitonlitsy thanks for all the suggestions for my missing letters for #LitsyAtoZ my holds are some of those books 🤗🤗

tpixie Ooo 4y
CoverToCoverGirl Love the cover art! 😍 4y
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Echo
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Beautiful bitch can‘t take a complement. Possibly lies about childhood. Clearly has undiagnosed schizophrenia. Hallucinates that her mirror talks.

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Echo

We all knew the queen was a a psychotic bitch, but the entire first chapter she just assumes anyone commenting on her beauty is trying to get one over on her. Absolute nut case.

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