Predicting the end…?

Have you ever been able to predict the ending of a book you’ve read? How often does it happen? Does it bother you that you were able to predict the ending or were you happy with yourself for doing so?

There have been a few times that I was able to guess the ending of a book but not often. I prefer to be surprised when I get to the end and find out I was wrong in my prediction. I love it when all the twists and turns throughout the book throw you off so that you can’t guess what’s going to happen at the end. There has only been one instance where I was disappointed with an ending.

“Poison” by Sarah Pinborough

This book is a pretty quick read (I was able to read it in one day) but it is still able to keep me interested while I was reading. This book is a classic retelling of the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. I was really surprised by the ending that I got but I understand that I was reading a “retelling” of a story, however, there are some things that you’ll notice that are similar between this and the classic story. The ending was kind of creepy though. (Please be advised that this book is definitely not for children.)

Synopsis: You think you know the story…

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, a handsome prince rescues a beautiful princess from the machinations of her wicked stepmother, sweeps her onto his white horse and rides off into the sunset.

Well, not quite.

Snow White as the innocent victim?

Prince Charming as the dashing hero?

Love at first sight?

Happily ever after?

In Sarah Pinborough’s wicked retelling of the classic tale, nothing is quite as you remember it…