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.