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 at the Whittaker Institute, a mental hospital in upstate New York. 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.
This breathtaking, New York Times bestselling volume begins the story of how Snow becomes a villain, a queen, and a hero.