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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Review: "Stitching Snow" by R.C. Lewis

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 courtesy of Goodreads)
My Review:
This was unbelievable, in a great way.  It's like a futuristic-fantasy reimagining of the well-known fairytale Snow White.  I had high hopes for this book when I first read the synopsis, and I am pleased to say that they were exceeded. 
First off, can I just say how awesome this version of Snow White is?  She's a no-holds-barred, kick ass, strong female! Not the "I'm waiting on my Prince Charming to rescue me because I'm so feeble" version in the Disney fairytale.  I loved her wit and courage, as well as her resourcefulness.  Dane was an asshat at first,  but he changed my opinion of him, later.  The evil queen was evil as always, maybe even doubly so.  The king, well...I don't even want to get into that one.  I applaud the author on the amazingly written characters.
The twists in the story were fantastic, and the shocking revelations kept me flabberghasted.  It had me sad in certain parts, reminding me of real fairytales; not the Disney ones, where everyone is happy-go-lucky and gets their happily-ever-afters. No. The original ones by the brothers Grimm, which weren't so happy and reminded you of the bad parts of life.  Great book all around! I loved it.

336 pages
Expected publication: October 14th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion

Rating:  🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔
Recommend?  Yes. It's a great book.



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