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SUMMARY Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

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 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 and heart of this bookLynet and Mina are remarkable characters Princess Lynet has been forced every day to grow up an exact copy of the mother who died before they ever met Mina has been an outsider her entire life first in the village where she grew up and then in Whitespring where she meets a King and hatches a plan to at least be respected even if she could never be loved Their relationship together is the driving force of every element of the story The depth with which the motherdaughter relationship of the Snow White and the Evil ueen is dealt with is compelling and occasionally heart wrenchingOn both a story level and a meta level Lynet and Mina are characters whose ability to define themselves on their own terms has been taken away On a story level their fathers both manipulate and control their daughters to become who they are expected to be But on a meta level Lynet and Mina have become archetypes without any control they are the Princess and the Evil Stepmother But neither of them is willing to accept any of these definitions that have been put on them any longer The story is deeply about agency and about self definition about relationships and the power to control your own connections to others in your life Is is about especially the viability of female relationships and about how even with the men in their lives trying to control how they relate to one another the connection between these women has the power to go beyond that controlI could honestly gush all day about how excellent and complex the motherdaughter relationships in this book are but I ll try to talk about other stuff now Suffice it to say I sobbed through the final paragraph of this book because it just brought everything I ve already explained to a conclusion incredibly wellThe other best part of this book in my opinion is the subplot of Lynet having a crush on another girl Lynet spends a lot of the book confused about her feelings towards Nadia the new surgeon in the castle This is absolutely a subplot not central to the story but I thought it was handled remarkably well and I loved the twists they went through together throughout the book I also thought that the power imbalance between them was handled in a way that helped make their relationship much stronger as the story went on Beyond that though they aren t named or in than one scene there is a very small scene with a wlw couple where they are clearly in a relationship in a public place and there is no mentioned homophobia or feeling that they are anything less than accepted by the community at largeMy only real problem with this book came with the pacing There is a lot about this book that feels slow and peaceful which I enjoyed a ton So weirdly my complaint isn t that this book needed to be faster but that it could have taken a bit time with certain plot lines I think there should have been periods of time that were allowed to go slowly especially later on in the story I know that the plot has to constantly keep moving but I think if those moments had been stretched out some of the reveals would have had impact Other than that I thought this book was incredibly atmospheric and magical in a much understated wayThis book was magical complex romantic and fascinating It was driven by female characters taking control of their stories and destinies and I absolutely loved it Seriously this book is not to be missed

SUMMARY ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Melissa Bashardoust

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 Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream past and Trial of a Feminizer 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

Melissa Bashardoust ´ 9 REVIEW

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


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

  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 charact

  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 and never getting so angry at their hair they just want to cut it all off 1010 for hair relatability BU

  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 loose fairytale mashup retelling of Snow White and Frozen but with uniue twists It’s a dual narrat

  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 char

  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 growth and it's VERY slow i was really surprised by how much i liked it because extremely slow books based on character grow

  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

  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 eve

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