Girls Made of Snow and Glass

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Melissa Bashardoust’s acclaimed debut novel Girls Made of Snow and Glass is “Snow White as it’s never been told before...a feminist fantasy fairy tale not to be missed” (BookPage)!

“Utterly superb.” —ALA Booklist, starred review
“Dark, fantastical, hauntingly evocative.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“An empowering and progressive original retelling.” —SLJ, starred review

Sixteen-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 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.

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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. Girls Made of Snow and Glass is her first novel.
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Sep 5, 2017
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Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
Young Adult Fiction / Girls & Women
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / LGBT
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MiNA tiene dieciséis años, una madre muerta y un padre despiadado. Su corazón silencioso nunca ha latido de amor por nadie: de hecho, nunca ha latido en absoluto, pero ella siempre creyó que eso era normal. Jamás imaginó que su padre, un poderoso mago, le había quitado el corazón y lo había reemplazado por uno hecho de cristal. Cuando se muda al castillo de Primavera Blanca y ve al rey por primera vez, Mina arma un plan: ganar el corazón del soberano con su belleza, convertirse en reina y por fin conocer el amor. La única trampa es que tendrá que convertirse en madrastra.
LyNET, de quince años, es idéntica a su madre fallecida y un día descubre por qué: bajo las órdenes de su padre, un mago la ha creado con nieve para que luzca igual a la reina muerta. Pero a pesar de ser la reencarnación de su madre, Lynet preferiría ser como su feroz y elegante madrastra. Cumple su deseo cuando su padre la designa reina de los territorios del sur destituyendo a Mina. Por ese motivo, Mina comienza a mirar a Lynet con algo similar al odio y ella deberá decidir qué hacer y quién ser para recuperar a la única madre que ha conocido… o derrotarla de una vez por todas.
Entrelazando las historias de Lynet y Mina en el pasado y el presente, Chicas de nieve y cristal narra la relación entre dos mujeres jóvenes condenadas a ser rivales desde el inicio. Solo
una puede ganar y la otra deberá perderlo todo… a menos que ambas hallen un modo de reconstruirse a sí mismas y su historia. 
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