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Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Melissa Bashardoust



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Hodder & Stoughton
14 April 2020
ONLY ONE CAN BE QUEEN 'A feminist fantasy fairy tale not to be missed' BookPage 'Utterly superb' ALA Booklist 'Dark, fantastical, hauntingly evocative' Kirkus 'An empowering and progressive original retelling' School Library Journal Sixteen-year-old Mina is motherless, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone. In fact, it has never beat at all, for her father cut it out and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle, 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. Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina, but when her father makes her queen of the southern territories, Mina starts to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do - and who to be - in order to win back the only mother she's ever known . . . or else defeat her once and for all.
By:   Melissa Bashardoust
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   240g
ISBN:   9781529381368
ISBN 10:   1529381363
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   14 April 2020
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Melissa Bashardoust received her degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where she rediscovered her love for creative writing, children's literature, and fairy tales and their retellings. She currently lives in Southern California with a cat named Alice and more copies of Jane Eyre than she probably needs. Melissa is the author of Girls Made of Snow and Glass and Girl, Serpent, Thorn.

Reviews 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 * An empowering and progressive original retelling * School Library Journal * Dark, fantastical, hauntingly evocative * Kirkus Reviews, starred review * Utterly superb * ALA Booklist * A feminist fairy tale not to be missed * BookPage *

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