This is a nice little book. It's extremely short and you can knock it out in about an hour. It's very Neil Gaiman-esque with the illustrations and tone. I really loved the artwork-- it was beautiful. However, I wish the story was longer and had better characterization. It's still a great concept and a fun read. I loved Gaiman's creepy take on Snow White/Sleeping Beauty. I'm not a huge fairytale fan, but I would have gladly read a 400 page, fleshed out version of this story.
For what it is, it's worth the read. It's also a lovely gift for a reader. I'm giving a copy to my boyfriend's mother for Christmas, for example. I wouldn't necessarily spend the money on it for myself (since it's very short), but it's so gorgeous that I would love to have a copy on my bookshelf.
3.5 out of 5 stars, but I rounded up because of the illustrations