I received this book for free from requested from publisher 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 October 14th, 2014
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Love & Romance, Retelling, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: requested from publisher
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.
Callie is an orphan but not alone because she also lives on the street with her Essie lives in insulation on a mining planet called Tandra and she loves her simple life. With the help of her seven drones, she has a peaceful life. When a shuttle crash lands near her home, she finds an injured Dane. Gaining her trust, he convinces her that he needs her help and she willingly gives it up him. What she decides sets her on a journey that she can’t get back from.
I’m pretty sure people will lower their rating with this because it has a similar feel to Marissa Meyer’s Cinder.. But I feel like it stands on its own. An exciting science fiction space adventure with a Snow White twist! That pretty much sums up this book. I enjoyed it immensely.
The beginning did drag on a bit, but I liked that it added a slow attraction between her and Dane. I never really trusted him in the first place and pretty much wanted to shout at Essie to not trust him, but alas that fell on deaf ears. I didn’t really understand her attraction to him because we don’t get to see much of his personality. It felt rather bland so I didn’t end up caring about the romance. Luckily there were other things that kept me interested. For one the story-line that kept me reading and invested. I wanted to know if I was right. I wanted to know if my predictions came true. There were some twists and some roadblocks set up for our characters and I rather enjoyed reading about it. Especially the profound world that Lewis had build. We see many different cultures and planets and it was interesting to see the differences. I liked Essie a lot. She was strong, smart and didn’t care about being royalty. Essie wasn’t one to let a man do anything for her and I loved her independence and feistiness.
A highly creative world set in the future, with cute Dimwit drones and a strong heroine to match, Stitching Snow will make you read to the very last page. Definitely for fans who are looking for a Snow White retelling with a hint of a space adventure to match!