Friday, November 21, 2014

Book Review: Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

Stitching Snow
Author:  R.C. Lewis
Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion, 338 pages
Publication Date:  October 14, 2014

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.

This is one of those books that I wanted to love, but it fell short.  I liked the premise, sci-fi Snow White re-telling, drones instead of dwarves, interesting world-building with different planets, and a strong MC (she fights, she's tech savvy).  My main complaints are the similarities between this book and The Lunar Chronicles and the lack of feels.  The romance had so much potential.  The set-up was perfect for tension, banter, and passion, but it didn't have any of that (no steamy scenes, unfortunately).  I did like the book, though, but it was a bit of a mixed bag.  

Fair warning:  there are some dark aspects to this book that surprised me.  

Posted by:  Pam


  1. You review is consistent with every other review I've read and that's kind of why I've been holding off on this one.

  2. I'm sorry you didn't love this! I seem to be in the minority because I had such a fun time reading it, and I thought the romance was really cute. :( I do understand what you mean about how similar it is to the Lunar Chronicles - I think it'll be a problem for lots of readers.

  3. Although I'm glad this is a darker sort of retelling, if it lacks in all those areas I don't see myself liking it either. Sounds like poor execution, which is really a shame since it had so much more potential.

  4. That is a bummer. I love the cover, and the premise was intriguing, but I've heard similar rumblings that this is just too close to Cinder and that series. I may still pick this up--I'm pretty sure I have it somewhere--but it isn't very high on my list. I hope your next read is better!