Book Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass Book Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass | rachelbrittain.comBook: Girls Made of Snow and Glass Author: Melissa Bashardoust

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Rating: 4.5/5

What it’s about: In a kingdom cursed to an eternal winter, a princess and her stepmother–both touched by magic–struggle to find the belonging and love that they long for.  Lynet’s father has always treated her like the delicate bird she is named for–but Lynet prefers climbing castle walls and trying to live up to the nickname of ‘wolf cub’ given to her by her stepmother. Mina has never known love, but at least as Queen she has power and respect– until it’s taken away from her when the king gifts power over the South to his daughter, Lynet. Lynet will have to choose between disappointing her father and betraying Mina, and either choice will have far reaching consequences.

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Book Review: The Seafarer’s Kiss

Book: The Seafarer’s Kiss

Author: Julia Ember

Genre: fairy tale retelling

Rating: 4/5

What it’s about: Ersel has always been fascinated by humans. She visits the shipwrecks foundered by the treacherous icy waters of her home and collects the treasures they’ve left behind, and when a sinking ship strands a young Norse woman on the ice, Ersel can’t help but try to get to know her. The woman, Ragna, is a warrior, and soon she and Ersel have developed a close bond. But when Ersel’s former best friend discovers them together on the ice, he threatens to kill Ragna and reveal Ersel’s indiscretions. Faced with a difficult choice and the prospect of being stuck forever under the ice, Ersel sends up a desperate prayer to Loki. But Loki is a trickster god, and Ersel learns that making a deal with a god can be a dangerous thing.

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