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.Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Published by Disney-Hyperion on 2014-10-14
Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, Fantasy & Magic, General, Love & Romance, 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.
Here’s another hard one for me. It’s not that I didn’t think the story was interesting but it was harder to get into than most YA and especially retellings. Maybe I had my hopes up way too high but I think the spacey portion just was not my cup of tea.
So, the story starts on a planet where it is ice cold. There is snow everywhere. It’s also very dystopian and the main character, Essie, has to find a way to make a living. First chapter she’s beating the crap out of a guy so I was starting to think to myself… Hey we have here a smart, tough woman that can obviously take care of herself! Which is something that would normally drag me right into the story but for some reason it just dragged me.
I’m not sure if it’s all the techy stuff. I’m just not into that. The drones seemed cute but again, just not my thing.
The actual story IS really interesting though. I loved the way she twisted this fairytale that everyone knows and loves into something so different and yet it still mirrors the original. Very well done! The world building was unique and impressive as were most of the characters. And the villains were massively delicious! I love a good villain!
I think overall it was the sci fi that killed it for me. And those first few chapters where I really wanted to love it all but I just got underwhelmed. I definitely feel that if I were more into sci fi that I would have simply ADORED this but sadly it was not the case.
In short: Good read for those that enjoy fairytale retellings and a mash up of sci fi!
|Overall:||3.4 / 5|