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  1. enqi ☁️✨ enqi ☁️✨ says:

    Beauty was an interesting retelling of Snow White The writing was simplistic and enticing and the tale progressed uickly and managed to keep my interest throughoutTatiana Anatolia or Ana was a fiery main character I liked her intelligence spirit and resilience throughout the book The lack of a male love interest was actually refreshing because it was good to see Ana fend for herself and survive against her evil cruel mother The result is a gritty dark version of Snow White which I enjoyed immenselyThe only thing I found rather lacking was the ending which was very glossed over to me The ueen's death was abrupt and not well explained and the final chapters were rushed Otherwise Beauty would have been a good retelling of the traditional fairytale


  2. Fiona Fiona says:

    355 stars


  3. Camilla Camilla says:

    This is the same book as Beauty by Nancy Butcher Are they the same author? Here is the other book's link


  4. Mehsi Mehsi says:

    Beauty abuse friendship a ueen who is obsessed with being young and that gorgeous coverRe read 2020 This was an amazing re read Corona and staying home is useful for something I guess I am reading re reads now I have to ration my books This book has been high on my Ohhh I need to re read this for some time so yayA gorgeously written book about a girl who when she moves away from home to a boarding school learns to defy her mom and accept that she is pretty Yes her mom wants to be the fairest of them all and will do anything and everything to get that Even abusing her daughter by making sure her daughter feels like a total crapfest if she so much as looks pretty or prettier than her I felt sorry for the girl that she felt like she had to be ugly and had to fatten herself just to get attention and love from her mom At times I wanted to shake her especially later when things go wrong and she still thinks her mom cannot do anything wrong What the actual hell girl how damaged are you? Answer too damaged Poor thingSo I was glad that at the boarding school she learned to appreciate herself and that thanks to all the food she is learning to eat healthy again Because eating cakes as only food is a big no no despite how lovely it soundsI loved the school setting part aka boarding school it is one of my favourite settings And while not much happens in this one because it is not a real school not a spoiler this is pretty much known from the beginning as we get a POV from the boss of the school I still loved reading about the lessons they had and what else they did at this placeI loved seeing how things went from OK to worse slowly and I loved that our MC did everything she could to figure things out and to help out her friendspeers Reading books about herbs asking people making sure her peers and friend were comfortable The change in the girls was also an interesting oneThere are also POVs featuring the mom and the boss of the school I definitely wasn’t a fan of the mom’s POV as the mom is just a psychotic woman who needs to accept she is getting older Plus with that POV we also get that creepy Beauty Consultant who I never liked as he was just wayyyy too much NOPE While the other POV give some insight in the characters sorry if I don’t like a character and I didn’t like either of them then I don’t want themI flew through this book just like I did when I read it first Before I knew it the book was over I would definitely recommend it to all and I can’t wait to re read this one again in a few years


  5. Renee Renee says:

    I love a fairy tale retelling and this one was a pretty good version of Snow Whitewell bits and pieces of Snow White Evil ueen check7 dwarvesuncheckThis was a pretty short book of a novella really and not worth the eight dollars I spent on it it really should have been in the five dollar rangeThe author had a good voice storytelling and setting were decent in fact the world she created for her characters was pretty fascinating and I would love to see tales located in itI had a little bit of an issue with the character development and a teensy issue with the plot I felt that the ueen’s back story lackedWhy did she want to be so beautiful that she’d kill her daughter? What drove her? In some parts the ueen seemed to love her daughter and then have that love turned to disgust and hate when her evil little Beauty Consultant would advise her that the girl was going to be the ueen’s competition He was the main bad guy of this storyIt just seemed like a stretch that she would round up all these young beautiful girls and kill them She just didn’t feel evil enough I am not sure how to explain it I felt she was a villain with potential that wasn’t realizedAna was supposed to be 16 or 17 however her inner voice sounded like a 12 year old girl She makes herself ugly and fat to win her mother’s love and then when at school her BFF ditches her for popular girls she comes out of her shell as a beautiful “true” princess She suddenly is a heroine and saves the day rescuing everyoneWhich I felt was a bit of a stretchThere was no romance in this novella yes you read that right This book had NO ROMANCE it was pretty awesome it was completely plot driven even if the plot lacked a tiny bit and Ana was the star though I craved about her motherI felt the ending was rushed while the start was a little slow However I enjoyed reading this book and that’s important for me It was fun and simple had all the trademarks of a fairy tale aside from the missing love interest If you are looking for a fast easy read perhaps something to take on vacation then this is the book for you


  6. Justine Justine says:

    I am usually not so critical of books but I just really did not like this book There was just many things wrong with it the synopsis originally sounded really intriguing to me but it did not turn out to be what I hoped it would be The book follows the story of Ana the daughter of very beautiful ueen Veda ueen Vedas goal in life is to be the most beautiful person of all time So when she sees how beautiful her daughter is becoming she shuns her All that Ana wants though is to have her mother love her In result she tries to make herself as ugly as possible But still her mother is worries of Ana becoming beautiful then her so she sends her away to a special academy But at the academy the girls are as obsessed with being beautiful as Ana's mother and maybe even The thing that was the biggest issue for my was the way the author wrote the story it was written in a very exaggerated and over the top voice Sometimes it also sounded kind of childish to me too She also wrote the story in a very dark way sometimes which I wouldn't originally object to but sometimes it just came out being really strange There was also not much character development in the book I also couldn't stand the main character Ana She was so whiny at times and came across desperate and annoying I could not connect to her at all and that made the book hard to read Not one of the characters in this book actually stood out to me in a good way They were either annoying strange or just boringOverall this book just did not don't for me it was dark annoying and strange I think this book could of had potential with the interesting synopsis but the author just did not execute it the right way


  7. Fasiha Fasiha says:

    Name Mirror MirrorRating Main Character Princessueen TatianaBook Boyfriend No OnePage Turner YesCliffhanger NoHappily Ever After YepWhat I learnt from this book Beauty isn't everything and doesn't matter if you're filled with ugliness inside You should love yourself no matter what and not hate someone else just because they're better than you Be thankful for what you haveAnd Don't be a bitchy motherAnaPellueen VedaI really liked the story line and this is probably the first non romance book I've read in a long time and it felt good Recently I've narrowed my reading choices down to just romance and paranormal but change is goodThe story was good showing how a woman's love of beauty led her to feel hatred for her daughter and how she'd go to any extent to stay the most beautiful woman in the kingdom It was kinda like Snow White but with a twist Ana wants her mother's love and she does everything to make her mother love her again even if it means eating pastries and getting fat and not showering and getting ugly But her mother's love for beauty is too damn much and she's willing to do anything to make sure no one surpasses her beauty and in the end gets what she deservesOverall A nice little read


  8. Karin Karin says:

    Ana wants to be ugly She has worked very hard at it ever since she was twelve years old Ever since the day a man complimented her on her beauty and she saw the look of hatred jealousy and anger in her mother's eyes Now she doesn't bathe doesn't trim her toenails doesn't brush her hair and eats nothing but pastries bread and moldy cheeses Her nutrition has left her body pudgy and her face blemished She is happy because she seems to have her mother's favor; however staying ugly takes a lot of effort ueen Veda Ana's mother is a calculating ruler Vanity is her main focus and she is never without her strange Beauty Consultant He is a creepy little man that is always lurking around His eyes turn red whenever he approves of the way the ueen looks He mixes beauty potions and creates creams out of ingredients like spiders and leaves for the ueen to use to maintain her beautiful appearance It is ueen Veda's jealousy that leads her to devise her most diabolical plan ever The ueen creates a new Academy for the best and brightest girls of the land About fifty girls receive personal invitations to attend this prestigious academy and Pell Ana's best friend is one of them Ana is heartbroken thinking that she will lose her best friend forever But on the advice of the Beauty Consultant ueen Veda sends Ana to the Academy too Pell and Ana are thrilled to be attending a school that will provide rigorous academics while at the same time being roommates However a sinister plot awaits all the girls that attend the Academy BEAUTY is a fast paced fairy tale that pulls at your heartstrings The reader will cheer for Ana when she finally realizes the truth about her mother The sinister plan could have been sinister and the ending a little complex but overall this is a fascinating story definitely one for fans of ueens princesses and fairy tales


  9. Once Once says:

    In this re telling tale of Snow White being beautiful is uite dangerous Nancy Ohlin takes a classic fairy tale and completely makes it her own We see ueen Veda and Ana's motherdaughter relationship throughout the book All her majesty wants is to be the fairest of them all and all Ana wants is her mother's love And in order to have her mother's love and approval she has to be ugly So she doesn't bathe eats unhealthy and doesn't take time to groom herself properly But the beauty consultant still says that Ana will surpass the ueen So ueen Veda fabricates an elite school to where she invites the most beautiful girls And it seems as though their beauty is only enhancing The uestion is will Ana cave in? It has been uite a long time since I've read a book written in third person I had to get into the groove for the first few pages I did like Ana's character very much Especially in the second half where she stands her ground and doesn't budge on certain issues All the characters were neatly developed There was only one character I disliked and that was the beauty consultant He was very strange and I wish I had background on him But other than that I enjoyed this story and it's underlying message Having beauty isn't everything it could destroy you I love Ohlin's take on this classic tale It is very different from what I've grown to know yet similar in certain aspects Completely re telling a story that has been told time and time again and making it your own I believe is a difficult task Nancy Ohlin has excelled It was a fast paced read And by fast paced I mean it will keep you very intrigued and anxious for what is to come


  10. Yasmeen Yasmeen says:

    I was expecting there to be something I expect Ana to be stronger She knew her mother hated her for her beauty and thus she tried to ruin it by eating pastries not washing her hair and such Which is kind of gross A week without washing your hair? That's just Pure gross and unhygienic The old man was creepy but what I was hoping for Ana to kill ueen Veda After knowing what her mother had done all she did was confront her and in the end she still felt that maybe it was better if she had just been the same old ugly Ana in disguise to please her IS ANA OUT OF HER MIND OR SOMETHING? I must say I was hoping a prince to save Ana from her misery and unhygienic state but romance is not always needed but Ana's character is a bit too bland Too flat Also King Galen should definitely haunt ueen Veda or explain it clearly what exactly she had done to him I assumed she had killed him for the throne There are so many uestions left unanswered for me and there could be a seuel but nah I most definitely wouldn't get it if there is one


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Mirror Mirror ❮Reading❯ ➾ Mirror Mirror Author Nancy Butcher – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Looks to kill forAna is nothing like her glamorous mother ueen Veda whose hair is black as ravens and whose lips are red as roses Alas ueen Veda loathes anyone whose beauty dares to rival her own—in Looks to kill forAna is nothing like her glamorous mother ueen Veda whose hair is black as ravens and whose lips are red as roses Alas ueen Veda loathes anyone whose beauty dares to rival her own—including her daughterAnd despite Ana’s attempts to be plain to earn her mother’s affectionshe’s sent away to the kingdom’s exclusive boarding schoolAt the Academy Ana is devastated when her only friend abandons her for the popular girls Isolated and alone Ana resolves to look like a true princess to earn the acceptance she desiresBut when she uncovers the dangerous secret that makes all of the girls at the Academy so gorgeous just how far will Ana go to fit in.

  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Nancy Butcher
  • English
  • 15 July 2014
  • 9780746073094

About the Author: Nancy Butcher

Nancy Butcher has written on health and wellness subjects for WholeHealthMDcom and other websites as well as creating wellness booklets for Time Life Books She is the author of the New York Times bestselling children's book It's Snow Problem and Ways to Stop Eating After Dinner.