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Review by Suze
Sarah loves the way she looks. She's a bit vain and wants to wear the perfect outfits, combined with the right accessories wherever she goes. Sarah constantly fights with her sister Rose. Rose likes archery and isn't as pretty and popular as Sarah, which is something Sarah can't help to let her know. When Sarah receives a beautiful mirror on her twelfth birthday she's thrilled. This soon stops when the mirror starts messing with her brain. It's clear Sarah isn't in the possession of a regular mirror and it shows its purpose when it makes Sarah disappear from her bedroom.
The mirror takes Sarah to the Underworld, a scary place Sarah wants to leave again as quickly as she can. There are plenty of monsters and other scary creatures, but Sarah also receives some help. Sarah's sole purpose is to get out, but unfortunately a trip to the Underworld isn't without consequences, Sarah's turning into a zombie. Her once so gorgeous looks are gone and they're being replaced for something green and creepy. What is the Underworld doing to Sarah and who is after her and her friends? Will Sarah's world ever be all right again?
Snow Fright is a funny creative story. Sarah's appearance is important to her. She likes being beautiful and it gives her confidence. Sarah is a sweet girl, but she can also be a little harsh from time to time. Her time in the Underworld is a nightmare and I admired her bravery and resilience. There's plenty for her to figure out, but she isn't entirely on her own and that teaches her a lot. The Underworld changes Sarah and I started to like her more with each page I turned. I absolutely loved that her actions continuously made me smile.
Snow Fright is a book that's enjoyable for both children and adults. It's based on fairytales in a surprisingly twisted and original way. Amie and Bethanie Borst have written a fantastic third Scarily Ever Laughter book. The books can be read as standalones, but my advice would be to read them in the right order as that gives the most complete experience and these books definitely deserve that. The combination of strong heroines creepy monsters, scary objects and a great sense of humor works very well and I highly recommend this series.
About the authors
Amie Borst still believes in unicorns, uses glitter whenever possible and accessorizes in pink. She enjoys eating chocolate while writing and keeps a well-stocked stash hidden away from her family. A native New Yorker she currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband, three children and a cute dog named Lily. She wishes she had a hot-pink elevator with carnival lights to travel the world. But for now, her minivan will have to do.