Red Snow

A Twisted Fairy Tale

Young Adult - Mythology/Fairy Tale
311 Pages
Reviewed on 09/14/2023
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Author Biography

Robert is the author of multiple young adult fantasy and sci-fi stories populated with strong female heroes and captivating creatures pulled from his imagination. These fun stories along with his award-winning children’s stories are published under the name Witch Way Books (

His characters are based on drawings and doodles that he has worked on since he could pick up a pencil. Robert has traveled the world and met many interesting people but now lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife and youngest child. Bellingham and the surrounding areas are often the settings for his many (23 and counting) novels.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mimie Odigwe for Readers' Favorite

Red Snow: A Twisted Fairy Tale by Robert Wright Jr. is a thrilling re-imagining of classic fairy tales. In this captivating retelling, Snow White is not the passive princess we remember but a vampire with crimson lips and ebony hair. Red Riding Hood is no longer just a girl in a red hood but a fierce vegan werewolf, adding depth and complexity to her character. Cinderella is a novice witch struggling to harness her magical abilities, which adds an element of vulnerability and relatability. Fleeing her evil stepmother, Snow White meets Red Riding Hood and Cinderella, and they encounter packs of wolves, the seven dwarfs, the Royal Ball, and the classic battle between good and evil.

In Red Snow, Robert Wright Jr. seamlessly melds three classic fairy tales into a single paranormal adventure. His writing exudes a delightful blend of humor, clever banter, and a perceptual understanding of social issues, enriching the original storylines. This narrative is an enthralling and immersive experience, infusing renewed vitality into cherished tales. The protagonists are strong and work with a handful of exciting characters like the seven dwarf brothers, The Grim, the bald cat that protects Snow White, Prince Harold, and Mathilda, an old witch and Cinderella’s tutor, whom you may know as her Fairy Godmother. I liked the banter between The Grim and Red Riding Hood and a lot of situational comedy throughout the plot, such as when Snow White ate the poisoned apple. This is a refreshing and original read. It is steadily paced and focuses on the classic theme of love, except this story transcends gender and other barriers.

Nino Lobiladze

Welcome to the Isle of Fairy Tales. The beautiful princess named Snow White is soon to become queen of the land of Happily Ever After. Cinderella takes care of her stepmother and seven stepsisters in the Charming Kingdom. A pack of werewolves roams the Forbidden Forest, and the miners never stop their hard work at Dragon Ridge. Sounds familiar? But in this twisted tale, Snow White is a vampire able to walk in daylight; Cinderella is an aspiring witch; and a young vegan werewolf bears the name of Red Riding Hood. Snow White's evil stepmother wants to seize the throne from the young princess. Will the unexpected friendship between the vampire and the werewolf spoil her ominous plans? Red Snow, written by Robert Wright Jr. and co-authored by Sherrie Wright, is a fascinating tale of true love, bravery, and breathtaking adventures for young adult readers.

Red Snow is a refreshing interpretation of beloved classic fairy tales. Robert Wright Jr. and Sherrie Wright gave them a modern twist and a thrilling new depth. Red Snow is a fast-paced and engaging read. This action-packed story keeps us entertained from the intriguing beginning until the spectacular end. Robert and Sherrie created lovable characters. Red Riding Hood, or Red, seems a little coarse, but she is fair, brave, and loyal. As a lone wolf, Red opens her heart to a strong new feeling, step by step. Snow White, or Snow, is innocent at first, but she learns fast. Cinderella is eager to excel in her craft and is always ready to help a friend in need. I appreciated the humorous writing style and mysterious secondary characters, like The Grim or an entity dwelling in the magic mirror. A coming-of-age story with convincing character development, Red Snow encourages young adult readers to stand their ground while fighting for their true identity. I recommend this wonderful book to fans of fantasy, fairy tales, adventures, and novels with leading female characters.

Shrabastee Chakraborty

Many of us are familiar with the tales of Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, and Cinderella. What if someone told you there were more to the stories than you ever imagined? None of the three beloved heroines was an ordinary human, you see. Snow White was a vampire, albeit with a soul and a strong conscience. Red Riding Hood was a werewolf princess living with her grandmother, the queen of the tribe. On the other hand, Cinderella was a witch training hard to perfect her magic. How did they know each other and did they have grand adventures together? Did they get their happy endings? To find out, read Red Snow: A Twisted Fairy Tale by Robert Wright Jr.

I loved how Robert Wright Jr. took three well-known fairy tales and seamlessly blended them into a single engaging story. Each protagonist had a well-developed personality that complemented the others. Including paranormal elements and LGBTQ+ themes gave the stories unprecedented twists while keeping their essence intact. There was no shortage of adventures as cruel stepmothers morphed into vile beasts and fearsome guardians protected precious treasure. The characters were charmingly sassy with their lively banter and subtle humor to keep readers hooked. The use of contemporary words gave the dialogue a modern flavor. Using these tales, Wright shows us that it is perfectly acceptable to be different. Despite what the critics said, it was imperative to follow one’s heart. I loved the satisfactory character arcs Wright gave each heroine. A saga of friendship, love, and betrayal, Red Snow has something in store for every fantasy lover.