I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Disney-Hyperion on 2014-10-14
Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, Young Adult
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.In her enthralling debut, R.C. Lewis weaves the tale of a princess on the run from painful secrets . . . and a poisonous queen. With the galaxy's future-and her own-in jeopardy, Essie must choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival.
I love fairy tales. I love retellings. I love Snow White! So this book? It was a MUST read for me! MUST READ! I was so thrilled when I received a copy from netgalley that I didn’t bother to wait the two months until it’s October release and jumped right in! Now that said? I have to admit – it take me a bit to get into this book. I kept making comparisons to Cinder – which I’ve seen a lot of other people say too. But let’s be real, re-tellings are all going to have some similarities because they’re taking the original story and twisting it a bit. So if you can get past that? (And trust me, it’s worth it!) I think you’ll really enjoy Stitching Snow!
Let’s take a look at these characters. I loved Essie (not so much her name, but as a character? I really liked her!) For me, she made this book – she was stubborn, but still believable and lovable. Dane on the other hand? Felt a bit flat to me and I didn’t really feel any chemistry with them. (I know, I know – feel free to throw things at me now!)
What I loved about this book though? Was the world building. I love the futuristic, sci-fi worlds! (Although I rarely read them…) and that this book takes place across three planets? Well… LOVE! It could have gone either way, really! But R.C. Lewis does a great job of building this world! And the Seven Drones?? OMG! I about died of SQUEEE!!
This may have been my favorite aspect ofthe book! So? In the end? This is one of those books that takes awhile to get into, but the payoff is well worth the wait!