Author: R.C. Lewis
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
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 really went back and forth about whether I was going to read Stitching Snow or not. I’m always a bit hesitant with fairytale retellings, but thought this one sounded interesting. A Snow White in space? Of course I was intrigued. While I didn’t have strong feelings for it, it was still good.
We start out with Essie in the midst of a cage match with a big guy, kicking his ass. I admit, that pulled me in right away. And when a mysterious guy named Dane crashes on Essie’s planet, her life is turned upside down. Again. We are taken on a journey full of danger and secrets.
I like Essie and her constant need to keep her brain busy. She’s really smart when it comes to tech work, puzzles, and mechanics. But she’s also harboring some dark secrets. In fact, I was not expecting it to go there.
The romance was pretty minimal. I like Essie and Dane, but it was nice not having it as a main focus. The story revolved more around Essie and confronting her past, and moving forward. There is plenty of action and adventure, which kept me interested.
The seven drones were a fun twist, especially Dimwitt and Cusser. There were a lot of other cool twists on the Snow White tale that I enjoyed. It’s also nice that Stitching Snow is a standalone, so we get a fun, exciting story in one book.
Overall, I’m glad I read Stitching Snow, and would read another book by this author.