No one hates Snow White more than her younger half sister, Rosavere. Not since a star broke the world a thousand years ago and cursed humans with Grand Banes--powers never meant to be theirs--has there been a more traitorous tale. Snow murdered their father and was executed for her crime by Queen Estelle. But Rose's world is shattered when an ageless Snow reappears eleven years later and tries to assassinate the Queen.
After a mysterious golden bear aids Snow's escape, Rose vows revenge on the ghost that still haunts her family. She hunts Snow across Albemar only to fall into the hands of a far more dangerous creature--Jack, a young man from a race of elves long thought extinct. Claiming the Queen enslaves elven children to create youth elixirs, Jack resolves to trade Rose's life to Snow to save the last of his kind.
Both loyalty and vengeance waver when Rose discovers that a mirror forged from the Starfall may have warped Queen Estelle into a cunning monster. She must decide where her true allegiance lies . . . with the mother she's loved all her life, or the enigmatic half sister she barely knows. The closer Rose gets to the mirror, the more she realizes that generations of her family are tangled in its reflection--and the price to free them all will shatter far more than glass.
"An intricate plot, a gorgeous fairy tale setting, beautiful writing, compelling characters—this novel was everything I want in a fairy tale retelling…and more! ...If you’re looking for a fluffy, romantic fairy tale…this isn’t it. This is the dark, creepy, dangerous kind." -Fairy Tale Central