From the New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die comes a thrilling, Maleficent-esque twist on "The Snow Queen" from the "villain's" point of view that's equal parts love story and Frozen--all grown up.
Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent her life locked in the Whittaker Psychiatric Institute, but deep down, she knows she doesn't belong there. When she meets a mysterious new orderly and dreams about a strange twisted tree, she realizes she must escape and figure out who she really is.
After Snow breaks free and races into the nearby woods, she stumbles into 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 secrets are revealed, Snow discovers that she's on the run from a royal lineage she's destined to inherit, a father more ruthless than she could have imagined, and choices of the heart that could change everything . . . including Snow's return to the world she once knew.
With Algid's fate resting in her hands, will Snow embrace her destiny, even it means paying the ultimate price?
This breathtaking, New York Times bestselling volume begins the story of how Snow becomes a villain, a queen, and a hero.
Danielle Paige is the author of the New York Times bestseller Stealing Snow and its prequel novellas Before the Snow and Queen Rising, as well as the New York Times best-selling Dorothy Must Die series: Dorothy Must Die, The Wicked Will Rise, Yellow Brick War, The End of Oz, and seven prequel novellas. Before turning to young adult literature, she worked in the television industry, where she received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She is a graduate of Columbia University and currently lives in New York City.
“Perfect for readers who want their fairy tales to have a darker twist.” —Booklist
“Fans of Paige's Oz series . . . will not be disappointed.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Suggest to readers looking for a modern story with dark, fairy-tale underpinnings.” —School Library Journal
“A classic made more sinister.” —Booklist on DOROTHY MUST DIE
“Paige delivers a solid, intense, and strange narrative that draws deeply on its source material.” —Publishers Weekly on DOROTHY MUST DIE