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Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytaleSixteen year old Mina is motherless 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 It was kind of boring There was nothing terrible about this book but like the snow and ice imagery so prevalent throughout the book it left me cold This book portrays itself as a feminist fantasy modeled after Frozen and The Bloody Chamber I have not watched Frozen and I don t know what The Bloody Chamber is What it did remind me of was Snow White and the Huntsman with a magical twist We get to see things from the not so evil stepmotherueen Mina and the princess Lynet Both are beautiful in their own way both defined by their beauty by the world If they love you for anything it will be for your beauty Both portrayed as sympathetic women defined by the fact that neither are truly human not uite alive Mina lacks a heart and Lynet is made from snow and searching for loveWhen I say searching for love I do not mean to imply that this book is very romantic It is not At times I wish there were romance in it actually particularly between the king Nicholas and ueen Mina Mina is 32 in the book rather unusual of an YA novel Lynet 16 but we get to see how Mina grew up from her flashbacks of her youthThere is a hint of a lesbian romance and the characters are described to have olive golden light brown skin I appreciate the nod towards diversity I can t pinpoint anything outrightly wrong with this book except for the fact that it just didn t draw my attention and it didn t make me feel for the characters The writing is adeuate but emotionless Perhaps that s what it was meant to convey given the tone of the book

SUMMARY Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Ow 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 knownor else defeat her once and for allEntwining 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 stor it was good and all but my advicemake it gayer buddy read with my gay crew theo amelie thanks to Ju AGAIN for sending me this

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Heart with her beauty become ueen and finally know love The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmotherFifteen 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 ueen’s image at her father’s order But despite being the dead ueen made flesh Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother Mina She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet ueen of the southern territories displacing Mina N ARC provided by Flatiron Books in exchange for an honest review Girls Made of Snow and Glass is a debut novel that is also a very reminiscent loose fairytale mashup retelling of Snow White and Frozen but with uniue twists It s a dual narrative that switches between the points of view between two women One is Lynet a fifteen year old who will one day rule her father s kingdom while residing in the northern lands of Whitespring The other is Mina Lynet s stepmother who is from the southern lands and wants to be viewed for than her beauty This book does have feministic undertones and I loved every aspect pertaining to those undertones with my whole heart There really are some great messages in here Like that girls are worth so much than their beauty That young girls can be whatever they want to be they do not have to be the mistakes of their parents That every single living soul is worthy of love The feminist themes were hands down my favorite parts of this novel and I think these are really important themes that young girls need to be reading about Being delicate had killed her mother and yet he was so eager to bestow that uality on her I also loved the wintery scenery and atmosphere I truly felt like I was at Whitespring multiple times in this story and I give Melissa Bashardoust all the credit in the world for such a magical transportation And I really enjoyed the found family elements in this book too This book is like a love letter to found families I wish books talked about how it s so much important to find people who love you unconditionally and will support you no matter what rather than people who only happen to share the same blood as you My biggest problem with this book is that it reads like a middle grade novel You guys know that I very rarely will pick up a middle grade book and if I do I have to be in the right mindset for it The writing in this just took me by surprise and not in a good way It was just too slow too simple and honestly just too boring And major catastrophic events got somewhat skimmed over in a very middle grade like fashion My next problem with this book was simply that this book just wasn t as gay as I wanted it to be I wanted the romance between Lynet and Nadia to be the biggest part of this book but it wasn t even a major plot point in this book And that alone wouldn t even bother me that much but Mina s hetero relationship was for sure at the forefront of this story and that just feels really bad I still recommend this for anyone who enjoys a good fairytale retelling but just go into it knowing that it s on the slower side I also loved the important feminist messages and I would love to put this in the hands of every preteen girl I know I also think this would be a good book to curl up with this winter with a big cup of tea because the snowy wintery whimsical magic in this is amazing and perfect for the winter seasonBlog Twitter Tumblr Instagram Youtube Twitch The uote above was taken from an ARC and is subject to change upon publication


10 thoughts on “Girls Made of Snow and Glass

  1. says:

    It was kind of boring There was nothing terrible about this book but like the snow and ice imagery so prevalent throughout the book it left me cold This book portrays itself as a feminist fantasy modeled after Frozen and The Bloody Chamber I have not watched Frozen and I don't know what The Bloody Chamber is Wha

  2. says:

    Like no fairytale retelling I have read beforeSnow White is my least favourite fairytale Where other people see beauty and purity I see simplicity and oppressiveness So it’s a good thing Melissa Bashardoust has written this feminist retelling of it in which powerful women are not solely represented as villainous characters and where choices truly can be madeI hope you’ve noticed how many original fairy tales there are that ill

  3. says:

    This was an entirely magical book of 1 glass 2 snow 3 epic women and 4 extremely bad hair days Which is relatable honestly because I put my foot down when these fairy tales can just have wonderful ueens smiting galaxies a

  4. says:

    ARC provided by Flatiron Books in exchange for an honest review Girls Made of Snow and Glass is a debut novel that is also a very reminiscent l

  5. says:

    UPDATE 299 on kindle US today 62720I loved this book The end Happy Reading Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  6. says:

    I received an early copy of this book from Netgalley but that does not change my feelings on the book overall I went into this book with little to no actual plot knowledge I knew it was a retelling of Snow White I knew it was being marketed as having feminist elements and I had an inkling that the Snow White character would be ueer These things are all accurate to the story but they in no way to justice to the plot characters a

  7. says:

    holy SHIT i can’t believe how amazing this book was the writing is so gorgeous and the story is so intriguing there’s also an adorable ff romance between Nadia and Lynet these two are so fucking precious and soft 💘 I LOVED THIS SO MUCH this book is so magical lovely and interesting it's based a lot on character g

  8. says:

    As many of you may know I’m a huge fan of subersive retellings A retelling focusing on Snow White and her stepmother always sounded fabulous to me especially with feminist themes And thank goodness it didn’t disappoint This is really all I want out of fantasy; developed characters interesting subversions of done before tropes and sapph

  9. says:

    it was good and all but my advicemake it gayer buddy read with my gay crew theo amelie thanks to Ju AGAIN for sending me this

  10. says:

    Spoiler free review “Weak or strong she didn’t know what they meant any Maybe they didn’t mean the same thing for everyone”Fir

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