mardi 23 avril 2019

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Par : Melissa Bashardoust 
384 pages
ISBN 1250077737
ISBN13: 9781250077738

Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale.

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 shed 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 kings heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that shell 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 queens image, at her fathers 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 shes 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.

"In Girls Made of Snow and Glass, Melissa Bashardoust has given us exquisite displays of magic, complex mother-daughter relationships, and gloriously powerful women triumphing in a world that does not want them to be powerful. A gorgeous, feminist fairy tale." -Traci Chee, New York Times bestselling author of "The Reader" 

Mon avis : 
Version originale, livre audio.
Le conte de Blanche-Neige, raconté avec une tournure assez étonnante. 

J’aurais finalement préféré ne pas savoir que ce conte était inspiré de Blanche-Neige, car j’ai cherché la méchante reine et les sept nains tout le long de mon écoute… pour enfin comprendre que je cherchais en vain. Ceci étant dit, vous le savez maintenant, c’est vraiment différent du conte original. 

Mina, la belle-mère et Lydia, la princesse, sont deux femmes qui ont été créées magiquement. Elles découvrent, au fil des pages, que cette création leur donne certains pouvoirs et elles les utiliseront pour garder un certain contrôle sur leur vie. Elles découvrent qu’être sous-estimées des autres peut leur être d’une grande aide, une belle unité règne entre les deux femmes… 

Mon bémol : le débit est lent, le manque d’action bien présent, par chance que les dialogues et les pensées de chacun des personnages sont magnifiquement écrits. 

Malgré tout, c’est une très belle histoire, une histoire d’unité entre femmes que tout devrait séparer.

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