Monday, February 16, 2015

Review: Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

Author: R.C. Lewis
Publication Date: 10/04/2014
Audience: YA
Genre: Retelling, Science Fiction

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.
Summary from Goodreads

So there's this's called Cinder (a Snow White retelling) was crazily similar to Stitching Snow (also a Snow White retelling)...I didn't really enjoy Cinder...
Stitching Snow, however, found the winning combination of what it takes to get my attention and held it for the whole span of the book.  As I started reading it and realized the similarities I grew worried that it would end up on my DNF shelf, so it was with a sigh of relief and a goofy smile that I turned the last page.
The pacing, the plot, a kick ass heroine, crazy droid sidekicks, and hints of romance all flowed perfectly together creating this amazing story full of suspense, betrayal, and learning to embrace your destiny. 
I did feel like the ending was a bit rushed.  Like I said there was a hint of romance...there wasn't a whole lot of building up to it, just a thought here or a touch there.  So when the ending came around, and things happened, it didn't fit quite right.  But I do love the fact that this seems to be a stand alone rather than a series, that hardly happens anymore!
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this retelling and while there are definite similarities between Stitching and Cinder there are enough differences to make Stitching Snow it's own book.  Besides, with retellings there is always the same base story being built off of.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read Cinder yet (I do own it, bought it last year), I know everyone loves it so shame you didn't, but at least you enjoyed this! I'm always up for a kick ass heroine, shame about the ending feeling rushed though. :(


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