Waiting on/Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on Girls Made of Snow and Glass
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. This week I’ll also be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa.
My “Waiting On/Can’t Wait” Wednesday selection for this week is Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust. The idea that this is a feminist retelling of Snow White really intrigues me, plus the storyline itself sounds quite unique in spite of it being a retelling. I haven’t heard too much about it yet but I’m still pretty excited to get my hands on it.
GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
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.
Advance Praise for Girls Made of Snow and Glass
“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
“Girls Made of Snow and Glass is like reading a particularly wonderful and vivid dream, complete with imaginative magic, delightful characters, and beautiful language. Melissa Bashardoust’s debut novel is everything a fairy tale should be.” ― Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling coauthor of My Lady Jane
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your WoW selection for this week. 🙂
Ahh, isn’t this just full of such great potential??? I am hoping it lives up to the goodness in the blurb,
I hope so too!
I’ve been excited for this one as well. I am very curious about this one! Great pick!
Thanks! Hopefully we’ll both love it when we finally get to read it 🙂
This sounds like a very unique and intriguing story.
I hope it will be. I haven’t read a Snow White retelling yet so my expectations are pretty high 🙂
I’m anxiously waiting for this one as well. Great choice!
Hope we both love it!
Sounds like a unique take on the classic story! I hope you love it!
I hope it will be unique. I haven’t read a Snow White retelling yet so my expectations for this one are pretty high, especially with the feminist twist in there.
Hmmm…I’m not sure if this one is for me or not, but I really hope that you enjoy it! Have a great week!
Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
Thanks, you too!
Oooh, this book sounds SO GOOD, doesn’t it?! I just received an ARC of it in the mail a couple of days ago and it’s going to be one of my next reads!
Oh yay, I can’t wait to see what you think of it!
Oh! I JUST came across this one the other day, it sounds fantastic! I feel like we don’t see very many Snow White retellings these days, so I’m especially for that and the feminist theme. Great pick!
Yeah, I actually haven’t read any Snow White retellings yet so I’m very excited about this one, especially knowing that it will have a feminist twist to it.
Sounds good, and one with a lot of potential! Fingers crossed it’s going to be an amazing read 😀
Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier!
Thanks, I hope so too!
I’ve been anticipating this book for ages, so hopefully we both love it 🙂 Fabulous WoW pick!
Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles
I really hope so!
I seen this book on a couple Book Tuber channels, in there BEA / Book Con Haul.
I hope it will be a great read. I just got approved for an ARC so definitely looking forward to starting it soon. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Wow this looks interesting. I don’t think I’ve read a fairy tale reimagining but I know they’re super popular and hopefully this one will be good as well.
I’m kind of addicted to the retellings at the moment, and I like that this one sounds a bit different from most that I’ve read. Hopefully it will be as good as it sounds 🙂
I love retellings. Going to add this one to my TBR. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for sharing it! My WoW
I have this on my wish list too! It sounds amazing.
I hope it will be. I just got approved for an ARC a couple days ago so I’m looking forward to starting it soon.
I’ve just seen this one in Buzz Books YA edition now and I’m also super excited for it! Great pick!
I just got approved for an ARC of this book so I’m more excited than ever. Here’s hoping it’s as good as it sounds!
September is kinda far, but I am so excited for this! It sounds so good and unique, and I am always up for retellings.
Thanks! I just got approved for an ARC for this book so I’m even more excited for it than I was when I did this post 🙂
I’m so excited for this one. The cover is beautiful too. Great choice!
Megan @ http://wanderingsofabookbird.blogspot.co.uk/
Isn’t it? I just love it!