Snow didn’t break or shatter and neither would she. All she had to do was be true to her nature. Cold as snow, sharp as glass.
Ahhh I loved the premise so much and I’m very happy to report that the book definitely lived up to my expectations. I was over the moon when I saw that I’d gotten approved for an advanced copy of this book.
Girls Made of Snow and Glass is a Snow White retelling—complete with strong female representation, diverse characters, and a F/F romance. Oh, and the “Queen” and “Snow White” characters love each other and aren’t made out to be enemies. Feminist Snow White? Please count me in.
THE 411: Mina is young when her evil magician father removes her heart and replaces it with one made of glass. She sets her sights on the King of Whitespring Castle and becomes step-mother to Princess Lynet. Where does the “snow” part come in? Yup, you guessed it, Lynet’s made out of snow.
The mythology and storytelling is spot on and the narrative switches between Mina and Lynet in the past and present. It all works so well and I loved every second of it. The writing is gorgeous and it’s a super unique take on a well-known story. I hope Bashardoust continues with retellings, I’ll read whatever she comes up with next!
MY RATING: ✰✰✰✰1/2
RECOMMENDED FOR: lovers of fairytale retellings and strong female-female relationships
Thank you Flatiron Books for my galley. Girls Made of Snow and Glass is available now.