I guess I didn't really like this book because I kept putting it down to read something else. This book is a retelling of Snow White and Rose Red, but I think it might have been better if the author hadn't tried to force the backbone of the fairy tale into her story of dream and reality, fear and brutality. It would probably be a stronger, simpler story without the dwarf subplot and the weird bear stuff. Also, the bizarre revenge magic towards the end really turned me off to the whole book. I think the author missed the mark.