Stealing Snow #1
Young Adult/Fairy Tale
Releases September 27th from Bloomsbury Childrens
Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she's not crazy and doesn't belong there. When she meets a mysterious, handsome new orderly and dreams about a strange twisted tree she realizes she must escape and figure out who she really is.
Using her trusting friend Bale as a distraction, Snow breaks free and races into the nearby woods. Suddenly, everything isn't what it seems, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur, and she finds herself in icy Algid--her true home--with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai, none of whom she's sure she can trust. As secret after secret is revealed, Snow discovers that she is on the run from a royal lineage she's destined to inherit, a father more powerful and ruthless than she could have imagined, and choices of the heart that could change the fate of everything...including Snow's return to the world she once knew.
This breathtaking first volume begins the story of how Snow becomes a villain, a queen, and ultimately a hero.
I am ALWAYS on board for a good fairy tale, so this is one hundred percent right up my alley. I also have a soft spot for characters locked in a mental institution, as being in such a place is one of my recurring nightmares so I can't help but root for them to get out. How terrifying would it be to be in a mental institution when you know you're sane? The more you try to convince people you're of sound mind and body, the more insane you appear. IT'S A VICIOUS AND HORRIFYING CIRCLE!
I'm a little nervous about a possible love triangle since both the handsome orderly and Kai are mentioned (maybe they're the same person?), but after just having read the blurb I think I might already be backing the Kai ship. So looking forward to September!