18 Oct 2017

Beautiful Books 2017

I was going to skip this one, because I'm not doing Nano. It gives me an excuse to talk about my Snow White retelling, so I thought why not.

 Beautiful books is one of my favorite link ups created by the ever fabulous duo Cait and Sky

On to the lovely questions.

1. What inspired the idea for your novel, and how long have you had the idea?

I created this for the Roogle Wood Press contest, so it was inspired by Snow White, and I have had the idea when the contest was announced, so sometime in June.

2. Describe what your novel is about!

It's about Snow, who is a circus clown in a fae ran circus. She wants to become a trapeze in order to eventually leave. She finds herself wanted by an evil queen and caught up in a deadly game with two enigmatic fae Princes.

3.What is your book’s aesthetic? Use words or photos or whatever you like!

Dark, grungy, with a wee bit of fantasy. I have a pinterest board for it  Falling Snow

4. Introduce us to each of your characters!

Snow- Tenacious and tough, was raised by a bunch of circus midgets and has never been handed anything in life.

The Queen/Madame

Beautiful and powerful, owns the circus and her workers. A fae queen, one should never trifle with. Doesn't mind getting her hands dirty.

  Chayse/Huntsman- The Queen's son, lion tamer, and fire dancer. Also some sort of were-cat, an enigma at it's finest.

Cynfael/ Prince Charming- A northern fae Prince with questionable motives and morals.

 Midgets/ dwarves

Moe, Lenny, Ted, Sean, Ben, also two unnamed ones who may or may not be included. A bunch of chain smoking, cursing circus clowns.

5. How do you prepare to write? (Outline, research, stocking up on chocolate, howling, etc.?)

Wallow in self doubt and pity for a couple hours, then type until I have to stop for a snack break which is every five minutes.

6.What are you most looking forward to about this novel?

The contest feedback and my readers feedback, as for writing it probably the end.

7. List 3 things about your novel’s setting.




8. What’s your character’s goal and who (or what) stands in the way?

 Snow's goal is just to find a better life, that changes towards the middle to just staying alive.

 9. How does your protagonist change by the end of the novel?

Her whole life is turned upside down, and she sees the world in a different light.

10. What are your book’s themes? How do you want readers to feel when the story is over?

wistful and hopeful. The only theme is probably overcoming fear, and fighting back.

Well hope somebody enjoyed this.


  1. This one definitely sounds unique! A fae circus... Man, this is making me really want to read Caraval and the Night Circus.

    1. Thanks! I loved Night Circus, haven't read Caraval.

  2. AAAAHHHHH!!! YOU NEED TO WRITE THE NEXT CHAPTER. This made me long to read more so bad!

    I looooved getting the visuals. I didn't realize Cynfael was portrayed by THAT actor--Ian whathisface? Suddenly can't remember that actor's name. BUT THAT IS PERFECT. His smirks and dangerous charm capture Cynfale PERFECTLY.

    This whole post made me sooo curious about what the outcome of everything will be!


    1. I know, I have been trying to finish it for the last couple of days. Life keeps intervening.

      :D I was hoping someone would enjoy the pictures. Ian Somerhalder, been wanting to use him for a character for ages. I wanted someone who was Chayse's polar opposite and someone who was super attractive ;)


      I WILL!!!

  3. Wow!! A circus theme! Now there's a different spin on Snow White! The parallels are perfect, Skye!!


    1. :D Thanks, I thought it was crazy at first but it's working out pretty well.

  4. A CIRCUS THEMED SNOW WHITE? sign. me. up. IAN SOMERHALDER? sign. me. up. This is so insanely creative, keep writing!

    ~ noor

    1. Glad you like the idea! If you actually want to read it, that can be arranged.
      Thanks, I will!

  5. I've been hearing a lot about the stories people are writing for the Rooglewood contest, but yours is really unique! I like the circus setting. Good luck with it!!

    1. Me too, it can be a bit discouraging. Thanks!

  6. Woo hoo!!!! So glad you did this one! I love this story. If by some freak chance the judges don't pick it (because they totally should, Snow White in a circus is genius) you should format it for kindle immediately. I will buy it.

    1. :D Me too, it helped me get excited to write. Aww, thanks for saying that. I don't know, the competition seems pretty tough.
      I think I will!
      Thanks, you just made my day!

  7. Snow White in a fae circus = um, YES!?! Good luck with the contest ^o^

  8. Ayy this is so cool!!! A unique kind of darkly beautiful. I love the pics, pins, and gifs you chose; they're exactly as I imagined these characters.


    1. Thanks! I like that darkly beautiful. Oh good, I was hoping I could capture them.

  9. Sooooo, I've read this now. ;) And know all these things! Huzzah! I do love the photos. They fit so perfectly.

    1. You have! I'm glad you think the pictures fit!