Sunday, February 22, 2015

Review: Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

Summary: 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.

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Initial Thoughts: Oh. my. gosh. I loved it! I had great world building, lots of action, and amazing characters. It’s a sci-fi twist to Snow White yet it’s still a completely unique story. It is definitely a favorite book of mine.
The Characters: Meet Essie, or ya know, Princess Snow. She is one awesome, kickbutt, take no crap person. She’s a mechanic, a fighter (literally), and she’s really smart. I loved how she handled situations, wouldn’t back down, and would keep on fighting her way through life and all the hardships she’s gone through. She’s a great example of a strong, well developed character!

Dane. Sigh… he’s pretty amazing. Though I just knew he was up to something when he met Essie. The little jerk. Anyways, Dane has great character development as well and ugh! I can’t spoil things but he’s smart, caring, and a really great friend to Essie and other people.

The Story: Essie is living on Thanda which is a really super cold planet. It actually reminded me of where I live because it’s basically cold seven/eight months of the year. Bleh. While on Thanda she’s a super smart mechanic and fights to get money too. She also has these robots that are hilarious and named after certain characteristics; there’s dimwit, cusser, zippy and so on. One day, Dane crashes near her house and upon finding him, finds out he’s treasure hunting, for stories.

“So why are you here?”
“You’ll laugh.”
Unlikely. I told him so without a word.
“I’m treasure hunting.”

And so their story begins. There are lots of secrets from everyone, suspence, action, planets to see and people to visit, people to avoid, and people you out right wish were dead. There was also this one thing that I suspect from the start and when it was confirmed, just aw! evil, evil people. Also, what’s a scifi story without some characters having some pretty cool abilities?

The Romance: Essie and Dane’s realtionship that starts off as tolerant of each other, then friends, then frenemies, then tolerant, then friends again, and then in a relationship which I absolutely adore. They just work so well together! I love them. You’ll have to read to find out all the in-betweens of their journey!

End Thoughts: It’s snow white combined with scifi, I think much more needs to be said… besides the fact that I love it and it is now a favorite of mine. 5 stars.

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