Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

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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.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250077738
1250077737
Branch Call Number: Teen Bas
Characteristics: 375 pages : map ; 25 cm

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May 15, 2018

When I first picked up this book, I made a prediction. It actually turns out that I was right, which was pretty satisfying. Going along, I felt that the combination of the author's own ideas and the "original" plot was nicely mixed together. The story was unique, but catching enough with the hints. The chapters shift between the story of Lynet (the princess) and Mina, her stepmother. Not-so perfectly human, the two journey the ups and downs together as the dawn of ascension draws closer. Which of them will take/keep the crown?
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DPLjennyp Dec 12, 2017

Interesting idea, but a slow read.

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