Friday, October 31

Review: Stitching Snow

Stitching Snow
R.C Lewis

Published By: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
Date Read: October 22, 2014
Genre: YA - Sci-Fi / Fairytale Retelling
Source: eARC from Disney Hyperion / Netgalley
Format: E-Book
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From Goodreads:
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.

Stitching Snow was one of those books that I was dying to read ever since I first heard about it. The cover is gorgeous and the blurb sounds amazing. I am a huge fan of fairytale retellings and sci-fi novels and this one sounded like a mixture of the two. Stitching Snow ended up being absolutely amazing but the start was just a bit of a let down.

At one point I almost DNF'd the book. I was really bored with the beginning and I didn't really connect with the characters at the start. It wasn't until about chapter 8 that I started going okay actually this is something that I might like. The more I read the more I liked and it does get increasingly more addictive and awesome. I ended up really liking this one.

Stitching Snow is a sci-fi take on the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs fairytale. At first, due to the very slow start you can't really see it. I'll be honest and say that for those first 8 chapters I really thought this book was just trying way too hard to be like Marissa Meyer's Cinder series. A fairytale retelling with sci-fi elements but as you get further and further into this book then you start seeing the hints of the original fairytale and it really comes into its own.

Stitching Snow is filled with sci-fi awesomeness, some wonderful alien fighting and a slow-burning romance. I loved all of those elements. Each of them alone is good to me but mixing them all up together and adding the dash of fairytale retelling just made this book wonderful. I really enjoyed it and I will definitely be picking up any more books by R.C Lewis in the future. I am so glad I gave this book a chance and continued reading.

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