Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WoW: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

     Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale
     At sixteen, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, 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, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who to be—to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.
     Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything—unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.

Published by: Flatiron Books
Expected Publication: September 5, 2017

Why I'm Waiting: I almost put "Frozen/ Snow White mash-up.' *drops mic*," but I didn't feel like that would be sufficient ENOUGH. But to be honest, paired with the synopsis, it just might be. This book sounds bad ass and I can't believe I was just approved for it on Netgalley and I haven't started it yet because REALLY. Read that synopsis. (Although I'm not hugely thrilled with this cover, I'm hoping that the inside more than makes up for it.)

What are you waiting on this week?
Will you be waiting on this with me? 


  1. Oooh that does sound intriguing! I love a good fairy tale read!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)


  3. OMG! This is my WOW for today as well! great minds haha.xoxo

    1. LMAO This just means this book needs to be on EVERYBODY'S TBR!