Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

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ONLY ONE CAN BE QUEEN

'A feminist fantasy fairy tale not to be missed' BookPage

Sixteen-year-old Mina is motherless, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone. In fact, it has never beat at all, for her father cut it out and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle, Mina forms a plan: win the king's heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she'll have to become a stepmother.

Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen's image. Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina, but when her father makes her queen of the southern territories, Mina starts to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do - and who to be - in order to win back the only mother she's ever known . . . or else defeat her once and for all.

'An empowering and progressive original retelling' School Library Journal

'Utterly superb' ALA Booklist

'Dark, fantastical, hauntingly evocative' Kirkus
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 30mm | 260g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529381363
  • 9781529381368
  • 58,003

Review quote

Girls Made of Snow and Glass is recognisably drawing on Snow White, but its queerness, and its focus on relationships between (step) mothers and daughters, makes it a compelling, refreshingly new version of a very old story. I liked it a lot * Tor.com * In Girls Made of Snow and Glass, Melissa Bashardoust has given us exquisite displays of magic, complex mother-daughter relationships, and gloriously powerful women triumphing in a world that does not want them to be powerful. A gorgeous, feminist fairy tale * Traci Chee, New York Times bestselling author of The Reader * A feminist fairy tale not to be missed * BookPage * Utterly superb * ALA Booklist * Dark, fantastical, hauntingly evocative * Kirkus Reviews, starred review * An empowering and progressive original retelling * School Library Journal *
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About Melissa Bashardoust

Melissa Bashardoust received her degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where she rediscovered her love for creative writing, children's literature, and fairy tales and their retellings. She currently lives in Southern California with a cat named Alice and more copies of Jane Eyre than she probably needs. Melissa is the author of Girls Made of Snow and Glass and Girl, Serpent, Thorn.
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Rating details

9,445 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 24% (2,295)
4 40% (3,811)
3 27% (2,545)
2 7% (650)
1 2% (144)
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