Hi, everyone! I just saw this meme on YA and Wine and loved the idea of it, so I thought,”Why not participate?” Here’s how it works:

#ARCstravaganza is a weekly meme hosted by YA and Wine to give book bloggers/bookstagrammers a chance to show off their ARCs/eARCs that they are most excited about! Remember to comment on their weekly posts with a link to your own #ARCstravaganza blog post, or post a picture on Instagram using the #ARCstravaganza hashtag, and you will be entered to win an ARC copy of an upcoming YA novel! One winner will be chosen at random each month.

The first book I could think of when writing this post was Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust. Even though it’s a Snow White retelling and I’ve read a lot of those, I’m really excited for this one because I feel like it’s doing something special in exploring the relationship between the stepmother and stepdaughter. I always admire fairy retellings when they change the fairytale for the better! 🙂

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Blurb

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.

Sourced from Goodreads

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Have you already heard about Girls Made of Snow and Glass and are as excited about it as I am? Also, what other ARCs are you really excited to read at the moment? Feel free to share in the Comments Section below, as well as any #ARCstravangza posts you’ve already posted, if you plan on participating! Thanks for reading! 😉

–  Sumaya

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