By: Sophie Masson
Genre: YFM - Romance & relationships stories (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Random House Australia
Published: 01 Jun 2015
ISBN: 9780857986030


Bianca Dalmatin wants for nothing. As the heir to a department store empire and stepdaughter of the beautiful Lady Belladonna, the only thing Bianca longs for is a friend.

It seems that her wish is granted at the Duke's Presentation Ball when she meets the handsome, mysterious Lucian Montresor. But after the Mirror newspaper names Bianca as Lepmest's new Fairest Lady, the true nature of her stepmother is revealed. Belladonna tells Bianca the shocking news that Bianca's father is dying - and, when Bianca races to be by his side, Belladonna sends her faithful servant to kill her. Who is friend and who is enemy?

Plunged into a terrifying world that will turn her from a daughter of privilege to a hunted creature in fear of her life, Bianca must find allies if she is to survive - and if she is to expose Belladonna for who she really is.


Mirror, mirror on the wall. When debutante Bianca Dalmatin, heiress to the chain of Lady’s Fair department stores is named the fairest at the annual ball, her life is turned upside down.

Her beautiful stepmother, Lady Belladonna, has always held this mantle and now that she has been toppled from her mantle by Bianca, what lengths will Lady Belladonna go to in order to maintain her status?

With shades of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, this modern fairytale is enchanting and will delight many. A world of werewolves, magic and long held beliefs and traditions, make this all the more intriguing.

It culminates with a classic fairytale ending.

The target audience for this wonderful story is younger secondary girls.

Reviewed by Rob