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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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