Author: Melissa Bashardoust
Genre: YA / fairy tale retelling
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.