Wintery YA Reads You Need
March 6, 2020
Now that we’re fully entrenched in winter, and the new year and new semester have begun, you may not find yourself with a lot of free time to dedicate to your favorite pastimes. Between tests, terms papers and group projects, leisurely reading may not be your priority right now. It’s important to remember, however, to carve out some me-time to relax and decompress—and what better way to do that than curling up with a good book on a cold winter’s day? If that sounds great to you, here are a few Young Adult reads you need.
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardourst
List Price: $24.99 CAD
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A unique novel about two women looking to carve out a place for themselves at two very different times in their lives, Girls Made of Snow and Glass first follows Mina, the motherless daughter of a rogue magician who has never known love. When she lays eyes on the grandeur of Whitespring Castle for the first time, Mina begins to formulate a plan that will finally lead to love: Win the heart of the King, no matter the cost.
Lynet is the spitting image of her mother, and one day she discovers why. Her father, mourning the loss of his beloved wife, commanded a magician to create her out of snow in the dead queen’s likeness. Though she is bound to her “mother” by a striking personality, she’d much rather live in the same manner as her spirited stepmother, Mina. Tensions mount and relationships begin to fray the moment the King makes Lynet the Queen of the southern territories. Will the two Queens become bitter rivals destined to battle one another to the end, or, can they reshape their identities and avoid seemingly inevitable conflict? Grab your copy of Girls Made of Snow and Glass here.
Stealing Snow by Danielle Page
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A mysterious page-turner that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, Stealing Snow opens on the protagonist Snow, a seventeen-year-old girl who has been a resident of a psychiatric hospital for as long as she can remember. The strange thing is, she’s plagued by an unrelenting feeling that she doesn’t belong there—and never has. Snow continues to languish in captivity until one day, she begins dreaming of a gnarled, twisted tree and hatches a plan to escape the confines of the institution.
As she plunges deeper and deeper into the unfamiliar woods, she eventually stumbles upon icy Algid, a place she comes to learn is her true home. Filled with witches, thieves, and other assorted characters, Algid begins to reveal secrets to Snow, secrets that begin to shed some light as to why she was tucked away in the psychiatric ward for so many years. With Snow’s pursuers gaining ground, she must decide whether or not to embrace her destiny and save her home, even if that means making the ultimate sacrifice. Grab your copy of Stealing Snow here.
The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
List Price: $12.99 CAD
Our Price: $2.99 CAD
Sale Price: $1.39 CAD
A touching story about recapturing your spark after a tragic event, The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily has the reader bare witness to a truly trying time in Lily’s life. Her grandfather, a warm, loving man who has been a big part of Lily’s life, has suffered a heart attack. Though he has worked long and hard on the road of recovery, the going has been tough and the experience has indelibly left its mark on the otherwise cheerful and positive Lily. With just twelve days left before Christmas, Lily’s boyfriend, Dash, and a few of their friends decide the only thing that can bring back the Lily they know and love is to take Manhattan by storm and capture some of the holiday magic that can only be found in New York at Christmas. This book is the cheapest wintery reads we think you need, coming in at $1.39 CAD! Grab your copy of The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily here.
Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener
List Price: $23.99 CAD
Our Price: $9.05 CAD
A new take on forbidden love, Since We Last Spoke is the story of young sweethearts Aggi and Max whose relationship has been strained following a fatal car crash involving their older siblings. Though the accident rocks the small, tight-knit community of Plum Lake, two people who have spent the better part of a year falling in love must now completely avoid one another and cut off all contact. As luck would have it, Aggi and Max run into one another unexpectedly a year later and slowly begin to rekindle the relationship that was taken from them. Unfortunately, just as the mending of the broken relationship begins, they must confront their feelings and those of their families if their relationship stands any chance of surviving. Grab your copy of Since We Last Spoke here.
Now you have a few more reads you need to pick up before the season is done! Whether it’s a story about a fantasy world, or unrequited love, stocking up on a few discount fiction books will help you make the most of those cold, blustery days. To ensure you have a continuous supply to last you through winter, and even into the warmer spring and summer climates, be sure to buy books online today!
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