Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday #184 - Girls Made Of Glass & Snow

Can't Wait Wednesday is a new weekly meme hosted here to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week's choice is -


Girls Made Of Glass and Snow - Melissa Bashardoust 
ISBN - 9781250077738
Publisher - Flatiron Books
Release date - September 5th, 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.


I was sold on this book as soon as I saw 'feminist fantasy reimagining of Snow White' but what makes me less enthusiastic is the reference to The Bloody Chamber. Being a huge fan of Angela Carter and her work makes me nervous to read Girls Of Glass And Snow, as well as excited. Here's hoping it lands on the good side of the comparison! 

5 comments:

  1. ooh, I was totally sold on this for the same reason -- a feminist retelling of Snow White?! SO COOL! HEre's mine: http://editingeverything.com/blog/2017/04/26/cant-wait-waiting-wednesday-marriage-thousand-lies/

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  2. I am OBSESSED with fairy tale retellings! Thanks so much for bringing this one to my attention, I'm definitely adding it to my TBR!
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  3. Wow! This book looks really interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  4. Love the title and cover. I'm also a big fairy tale retelling fan. Great pick!
    Check out my Wednesday post

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  5. I love retellings. Definitely adding this one to my TBR. Thanks for sharing it!

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