Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil
"Crown of Ice is a luscious and fantastical retelling of the Snow Queen."
"This book was fantastic, and so different from anything that I have ever read. I loved every single page of this book, and I very much look forward to whatever comes next from this amazing author!"
—The Best Books Ever
"Crown of Ice was a great young adult fantasy novel. It offers an interesting and refreshing retelling of the Snow Queen fairytale, but also so much more—realistic, confident, and a bit bad heroine, magic, cute animals, subtle romance.… I warmly recommend it to all YA fantasy fans."
Thyra Winther's seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can't reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she's doomed to spend eternity as a wraith. Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact. Unencumbered by kindness, she kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time rapidly melting away she needs all the help she can steal. A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai's childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles. Thyra's willing to do anything—venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts—to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within her breast. Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup's devotion and the fire of a young man's desire, the thawing of Thyra's frozen heart could be her ultimate undoing.
Vicki L. Weavil is the Director of Library Services for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She has worked for the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Television and Radio (now the Paley Center for Media). She holds two Master's degrees, in library science and in liberal studies. She loves good writing in any genre and likes to spend time watching films, gardening, and traveling. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Vicki is a member of SCBWI and is represented by Jennifer Mishler at Literary Counsel, New York, NY.