YABC Scavenger Hunt: Girls Made Of Snow and Glass (Melissa Bashardoust), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share a playlist for Melissa Bashardoust's Girls Made Of Snow and Glass as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt! Read on for more about Melissa and her novel!

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Meet Melissa Bashardoust!

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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Meet Girls Made Of Snow and Glass!

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.

 

 

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~ Playlist ~ 

 

My writing playlists are a mix of lyrically relevant songs and instrumental pieces that set the mood. Here are two mini-playlists, one for each of the protagonists in my book. Happy listening!

 

Songs for the Princess:

Landscape – Florence and the Machine

The Sick Doll – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Dust to Dust – The Civil Wars

Ice Dance – Danny Elfman

Winter Song – Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles

 

Songs for the “Evil” Queen:

Pretty Hurts – Beyoncé

The Old Castle – Modest Mussorgsky

Hardest of Hearts – Florence and the Machine

Mareta no’m faces plorar – Montserrat Figueras

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Nina Simone

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Made Of Snow and Glass

By: Melissa Bashardoust

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Release Date: September 5th, 2017 

 

 

 

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John on Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:27

The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.

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The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.
Dianna G. on Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:00

Love the cover AND the title.
As for the summary, retellings are fun -- I would enjoy this book, I think.

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Love the cover AND the title. As for the summary, retellings are fun -- I would enjoy this book, I think.
Danielle on Monday, 10 July 2017 21:39

The cover is stunning. And I love the family dynamics in the story!!!!

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The cover is stunning. And I love the family dynamics in the story!!!!
Danielle Lynn on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 23:35

Okay, that story line is EPIC! That's probably the most creative adaptation for Snow White I've ever heard of! Sounds like it's going to an amazing retelling and I'm extremely excited to add this to my TBR.

And that cover...perfect! Not cheesy and overdone like some retellings tend to be. This gives me chills!

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Okay, that story line is EPIC! That's probably the most creative adaptation for Snow White I've ever heard of! Sounds like it's going to an amazing retelling and I'm extremely excited to add this to my TBR. And that cover...perfect! Not cheesy and overdone like some retellings tend to be. This gives me chills!
Julie on Thursday, 13 July 2017 04:36

This sounds really interesting! I love fairy tale based stories! The cover is pretty good too.

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This sounds really interesting! I love fairy tale based stories! The cover is pretty good too.
Penny Olson on Saturday, 15 July 2017 00:46

The cover is stark and jagged. You had me at feminist fantasy retelling of Snow White.

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The cover is stark and jagged. You had me at feminist fantasy retelling of Snow White.
Anne on Saturday, 15 July 2017 01:42

I love retellings! This sounds like a good one and the cover is pretty!

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I love retellings! This sounds like a good one and the cover is pretty!
Kristi Housman on Monday, 17 July 2017 19:49

Love the cover and I'm always excited for new retellings.

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Love the cover and I'm always excited for new retellings.
Shannon Mizikoski on Monday, 17 July 2017 22:26

Gah, this sounds so, SO good! I am picky about retellings, but this one captured my interest immediately. And the cover is simple, but seems quite perfect for the vibe of the synopsis, so I like it!

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Gah, this sounds so, SO good! I am picky about retellings, but this one captured my interest immediately. And the cover is simple, but seems quite perfect for the vibe of the synopsis, so I like it!
Nancy Hernandez on Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:44

Love the cover and story, intrigue!!!

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Love the cover and story, intrigue!!!

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