I suppose I should start by saying that no matter how talented an author, no one could get close to describing the gorgeous landscapes seen in the movie. The landscapes and scenes are beautiful and aesthetically pleasing; and something no book could recreate. But this novel makes a fairly good stab at it.
The book is written in a style which I don't quite like. The author has tried to focus too much on cramming every last detail into the book: so much so that each sentence reads as if the author has quickly gone back and added in an extra detail. This means that the book doesn't flow and can sometimes be painful to read.
But, it is an ok read and does manage to tell the story of the movie quite well. It also includes several pages that have nice printed designs on them, so this does reflect the visual element of the film. The book also kindly includes a double- sided poster which features the three main characters (Snow White, the Huntsman and the Queen). My only problem with this poster is that it's attached to the book's spine, so to remove it requires you to rip it out, which may damage the book and/ or the poster.
Overall, I feel that the book does get across the storyline, but does it in a way which is jittery and hard to read. The poster is a nice add- on, and so are the illustrations on the chapter pages, but this hardly makes up for the crude writing style which means this book may never appeal to adult fans of the film.