With respect to the story, I love the twists he puts on both Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.
I love that Neil Gaiman the Snow White fairy tale it on its head. The queen is a tragic heroine.
I couldn’t put down this story. The violence is quite high, but the gore is minimal, and the reader isn’t given much time to process it, much the same way that many YA stories have been written. (I’m looking at you Hunger Games.) The key is survival, and as a reader I’m rooting for Riley and Max the whole time.