Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis


Page Count: 338
Published on: October 14, 2014
Published by: Disney-Hyperion
Genre(s): Fantasy, YA, Adventure, Fairy Tale Retelling, Science Fiction, Romance
Source: Print: Borrowed from Julia
Age Rating: PG

Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon

Twitter: @RC_Lewis

My Rating: 4.75 stars

Goodreads synopsis:

Princess Snow is missing.

Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back—but that’s assuming she wants to return at all.

Essie has grown used to being cold. Temperatures on the planet Thanda are always sub-zero, and she fills her days with coding and repairs for the seven loyal drones that run the local mines.

When a mysterious young man named Dane crash-lands near her home, Essie agrees to help the pilot repair his ship. But soon she realizes that Dane’s arrival was far from accidental, and she’s pulled into the heart of a war she’s risked everything to avoid. With the galaxy’s future—and her own—in jeopardy, Essie must choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival.


Hey, guys!

      This book has been considered to be another version of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, but there were so many original and unique elements to this book that made it so much different. This book was so fantastic, but I had one issue with it.

      This book follows Essie. Essie is a mechanic and a secret cage fighter. She works hard to make her living and keep the mines going. One day, a huge ship crashes not far from where Essie lives. She takes in the mysterious stranger and starts to help him with his ship. Essie's life is changed forever when the stranger turns her life upside down with his reckless decisions. 

      Essie was such a badass all throughout this book. I really enjoyed her character all throughout this book. Sometimes characters go through gaps where they get annoying or stupid, but Essie was a really solid character. I loved her personality! She was so strong-willed and she never backed down from a challenge, and once she accepted who she truly was, she never backed down from doing what was right. 

      Dane was super cute, but for a good portion of the book, I didn't really like him much. He was very reckless, but for a good reason. I mean, I understand is motives, but still. 

     I didn't really enjoy the romance. It felt very abrupt and forced to me. If the novel had been a bit longer and fleshed out, then maybe it would be pretty good, but I wasn't impressed with the romance until the cheesy bits at the end. 

     I really loved this retelling, there were aspects that I didn't even realize were foreshadowing for the main structural events regarding the original story. I guess I'm just kind of oblivious and I got really caught up in the events of the book, that I managed to neglect the crucial elements of the Snow White tale. This is basically a Star Wars and Snow White mash-up, which was totally amazing to read. I loved the little unique yet familiar...the mind control, the apple, the parental dynamic, the runaway, the starships...

      I also really loved the secondary characters. They had such interesting stories and I loved how complete their stories made the story. Even though this book was pretty short, I still came out knowing a bunch of characters that I adore.

Overall, I loved this book. I can't wait to read more of R.C. Lewis's work. I love her writing style. I need to get my hands on Spinning Starlight. I need that in my life. 😍

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