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Snow & Poison

Snow & Poison

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Snow & Poison

de la Cruz, Melissa

Love is stronger than poison in this lush retelling of "Snow White" by #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.

Known as Snow White, Lady Sophie has led a sheltered life in the mountains of Bavaria. Until now. Her father, the widowed Duke Maximilian, is at last remarrying, and on the day of his historic wedding, Sophie is making her high-society debut.

At the ball, Sophie charms the dashing Prince Philip, heir to the Spanish throne. But as Philip and Sophie start falling deeply in love, the king of Spain loses his temper. His wish is that Philip would marry a princess. And now, his command is Sophie’s death.

In a quest for survival, Sophie seeks refuge in the home of seven orphans, the counsel of a witch, and the safety of her blade. With the looming threat of war upon her duchy, Sophie must ponder: Can she do right by her home and honor her heart’s desire?

"[A] beguiling historical fantasy." —Publishers Weekly

Story Locale:Duchy of Bavaria, 17th C.
Contributor Bio(s)

Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Publishers Weekly internationally bestselling author of many critically acclaimed books for readers of all ages, including the Alex & Eliza trilogy, Disney's Descendants novels, the Blue Bloods series, and the Summer on East End series. Her books have sold over eight million copies, and the Witches of East End series became an hour-long television drama on the Lifetime network. Visit her at

Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA

Marketing Plans

  • National media campaign 
  • Consumer advertising campaign 
  • Online promotion and social media outreach 
  • Librarian and educator outreach 

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Key Selling Points

  • INDUSTRY DYNAMO: #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz is a prolific, popular superstar and a tireless advocate for her books. Also a powerhouse in middle grade, Melissa has a loyal, young fanbase that will grow into her YA fantasies!
  • REINVENTED CLASSIC: Damsels are heroines in this fairy-tale retelling with tons of modern appeal. Perfect for fans of Cinderella Is Dead and These Violent Delights!
  • SWOON-WORTHY ADVENTURE: Filled with magic, action, and heart-stopping romance, Snow & Poison is a must-read for those who enjoy sumptuous, spellbinding stories like Caraval and the Throne of Glass series.
  • GLAMOUR & INTRIGUE: Set in a 17th century Bavarian palace, Melissa’s new fairy tale romance is the perfect read for fans of Bridgerton and The Crown.
  • DE LA CRUZ PYR PIPELINE: The paperback of Cinder & Glass, Melissa's retelling of "Cinderella," comes out in March 2023, and we have more original novels signed up for 2024 and 2025!
  • STAND-ALONE APPEAL: This novel is perfect for readers who want a fun escapist read but aren't ready to commit to a series.

"De la Cruz loosely reimagines 'Snow White' in this beguiling historical fantasy set in 1621 Bavaria. . . . De la Cruz eschews the original tale’s fantastical aspects and creeping sense of danger for romance and courtly intrigue, grounding the gently unspooling narrative in the source material’s familiar framework." —Publishers Weekly

"Plot points from the original tale make their way into this drama-filled retelling, which nevertheless twists and turns. . . . Melissa de la Cruz knows exactly how to make [fairy-tale retellings] shine." —Booklist

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