I loved the feminist vibes Girls Made of Snow and Glass had. It wasn’t what I expected when people kept referring to it as a “feminist fairytale”, but I really enjoyed it. This book isn’t for someone looking for a steamy f/f romance, but it is for those that want to read about women loving women and going against what is expected of them. This is a good retelling of Snow White. It stays true enough to the story that you are able to definitely able to relate the two, without feeling like a copy of the original.
I wanted SO MUCH out of the relationship between Lynet and Nadia that I was disappointed when their relationship was more of the slow burn type with little more that handholding. I was placated some when I realized about 2/3 of the way through, that Lynet wasn’t even aware that women could be in relationships with each other. Her life within Whitespring had only shown her men and women marrying and then having children. She wasn’t aware that there was another option. But still, I wanted more.
On the other hand, I did love the relationship Lynet had with Mina. It was refreshing to see a depiction of a stepdaughter/mother relationship that isn’t full of animosity. The evolution of Lynet and Mina’s relationship is probably one of my favorite things about this book.
I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.