Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

 

I had a small idea of what this book was supposed to be about but what I read was so unexpected… and not in a good way.

The title of this book is to be taken literally. This a story of a girl made of glass and another made of snow. That’s all I’m going to say about that. There really is no hidden meaning, it is quite actually a story about one girl made from glass and another made from snow. While that sounds as if it had the potential to be a great fantasy story, this was anything but. It was painfully slow. It lacked that excitement to make this story good.

The girls in this story are not well developed at all. They felt flat, weakly defined, and blah. There was nothing that stood out about either of them, Mina or Lynet. Their voices came across the same so it was difficult for me to tell  who I was reading as the chapters alternated POV. I’m not sure how many ways I can say how boring and bland this story was. It just did not go anywhere. If this had truly been a Snow White retelling, which I thought it might be, it would have been loads better. Instead, I read an incredibly slow tale of two girls in an ice kingdom. One never gets cold while the other has no idea what she is really made of. Apparently she was made in honor of her mom? Either way, this story needed to be revamped, vetted, and re-edited. I saw where the author tried (and failed) to pull the reader (me) into a magical tale of fantasy but it not accomplished correctly.

Overall, it is no secret this was not a good story. I have already said it enough what I thought of this story. It is difficult for me to give more examples as I never connected with this story, nor do I remember much of it other than what I mentioned above. I found myself skimming just to finish the book. This was not good and I walked away very disappointed.

 

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