‘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 shed 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 shell 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 queens image, at her fathers 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 doand 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.’
Lynet was such a great character. She faces struggles between who she is as a person and who her father wants her to be. She’s fierce and is always looking for an adventure, which sometimes can lead her into trouble. I really loved reading about Lynet. She was interesting and I really enjoyed seeing her mature as the book went on.
Mina was a dysfunctional character. She grew up with a rough life, with a father who is hated by her village, a mother who died and not to mention the fact that her heart is literally made out of glass. Mina goes through her life thinking that she can never love anyone, which leads into the reason why Mina is Lynet’s stepmother.
The plot switches between Lynet and Mina’s point of view. When its for Lynet’s point of view it’s in the present time and when it’s in Minas its in the past talking about how Mina got to become Lynet’s stepmother and her life before everything. Both Mina and Lynet have rocky relationships with their dad. Lynet tries to gain her father’s approval while also staying true to who she is as a person, while Mina just doesn’t want to be a pawn in her fathers messed up game for power.
I LOVED the relationships in this book. There was Felix and Mina the dysfunctional couple and Lynet and Nadia, the young love. I loved both couples so much I can’t pick one. Felix was perfect for Mina and just what she needed. He was there for her and told her when she was doing something wrong, even though they meet in a really strange situation I still loved them. Then there Nadia and Lynet, they also face there struggles especially towards the end, I still think they were perfect for each other.
Overall, I rate this a 4.5 out 5. I loved the character and how they developed in the book. The plot was entertaining and I really enjoyed reading in between the past and the present. I also liked how this book had a sort of modern ‘Snow White’ take. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed.