White as Snow by Tanith Lee was a depressed ball bearing disguised as a rewritten fairy tale. Sure, the whole thing makes you think twice about Snow White and the myth surrounding Persephone but in the end, it was more an exercise in discovering literary allusions then actually getting immersed in the story. If only the protagonists were a little more likeable.
Out of curiousity I also got my hands on Open Season by Linda Howard. I guess I was misled since all the suspense I was expecting fell quite flat and instead I got pages and pages of “relationship” (i.e. romance) type stuff. I didn’t find the main character very sympathetic even though I once was also a librarian. It would have been much more interesting if the author kept the illegal alien at the beginning rather than conveniently killing her off for the sake of a blotched plot.