Every thousand years the Vampire Queen selects a new body, always the fairest in the land, and this time she's chosen Snow White.
Snow isn't an ordinary girl. She doesn't know that yet.
When Snow gets bitten by a Hunter, her life is thrown into a whirlwind of change where instead of worrying about what to eat, she has to fight not to drink the blood of fellow high school students. She becomes a revenant - not quite human, not quite vampire.
With the help of an eccentric old Professor, his seven adoptive sons, and her best friend, Snow learns to control her blood craving. Sort of. She drinks a bloodlust tea, but she'd rather drink from her Hunter.
Or, a human.
She also discovers a whole other realm, one filled with fairies, dragons, and magic. And not only does the Vampire Queen want her, but there's a pendant called the Seal of Gabriel created for Snow by the Vampire Queen's twin sister. And Snow's supposed to use it to restore balance to all magical creatures. Including vampires.
*This is a series of 12 Novelettes*
Since each of these volumes are so short and there are twelve of them, there was no way I could find the time to write a review on each of them.
So here are my thoughts on this series… I love it! It was a fun and different take on one of my favorite classic fairytales the vampire twist was a very big plus for me.
So we start out with a very lucky tomboyish girl with seven hot guy best friends.
Sounds promising already doesn’t it? Then enter the hot Hunter aka Prince Charming who marks our lucky tom boy, Snow white, as the next chosen body for the Vampire Queen. It only gets better from there…
The Queen is ruthless and cruel, the hunters can’t be trusted and Snow fights against her ever increasing need for blood and her need for her one true love.
The Seven brothers are heartbreakingly sweet and you can’t help but love each of them. Though, I did go from loving Gabe, to wanting to punch him in the face, to simple acceptance. The others brothers didn’t seem to have as valid a role in the story as Gabe did, but they were still important (they are this series equivalent of the “seven dwarfs” after all) Dorian is also one to keep your eye on, he’s definitely my favorite of the brothers.
I will admit that I wanted desperately for Snow to be more of a girl from time to time, but you had to kind of love her not so princess-like attire and attitude.
Cindy was one of those characters I was iffy about at the beginning and then just flat out did not care for from by the middle of the series; I’m not sure she’s the kind of best friend any girl needs. After all who steals her best friend’s boy friend while said friend is “Sleeping”? By the end I was pretty much indifferent towards her. Which is too bad because the author is creating a spin-off series about Cindy.
There are so many other fun characters in the series and a well built background of fairytale creatures, and watch out for Abernathy—I enjoyed that dragon!
This series was truly a lot of fun to read and I believe it only got better with each volume.