«Girls Made of Snow and Glass», Melissa Bashardoust (1/3)
"Only dead mothers are perfect"
First things first: Lesbians? Yes ✅
With that out of the way: This story was sold to me as a take on Snow White and the Snow Queen. I started reading out of my lifelong, hypnokinky crush on the latter; but I don't think the novel is very close to these tales, in theme or character.
«Girls Made of Snow and Glass», Melissa Bashardoust (3/3)
One fairy tale archetype that is explored in depth is that of the social-climber stepmother, of social structures pushing women against one another. The mother-daughter relationship is the focus of the story, and satisfyingly so. Feudalism, however, is never examined critically.
It was a light listen and I enjoyed it.
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