Review: Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

Stitching Snow - R.C. LewisPublisher: Disney Hyperion (October 14th 2014)
Hardcover: 336 pages
Source: Netgalley
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Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

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.


So I totally loved the idea of this book, a sci-fi winter wonderland universe with a lost princess who’s actually a totally bad-ass, like cage fighting bad-assery. Throw in a mysterious charming boy, throw in an evil Queen and clashing planets and we got ourselves are pretty (sorta) Snow White inspired story.

While I loved the concept, there wasn’t anything that actually got my attention in this book.

The good news is the book is pretty action packed so it does keep the story pushing forward, though I hadn’t realize that this book was a standalone, so the ending felt a bit rushed. I didn’t quite click with Essie (our missing princess). Essie’ is a pretty strong heroine, but I also didn’t always get her reasoning all the time. And while the romance with Dane (our charmingly too-perfect hero) had its pretty darn cute moment, they lacked that spark for that really swoon-worthy romance. Who I did love in this book though was Dim-Wit, the ridiculously adorable spider-like robot who was definitely the highlight of the book.  Awesome sidekicks is always a win in my book.

Overall, while it wasn’t terrible, it wasn’t fantastic other leaving me pretty much neutral to the whole book. It had great potential and I think it can really click with the right reader. I did enjoy the parallels to the story of Snow White, that was kind of nice.

{Thanks to Disney-Hyperion & Netgalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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0 Replies to “Review: Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis”

  1. The seven drones sounds cute, and I love the concept, but I think this is one I will pass on. Great review Cyn.

    1. The drones were pretty darn cute, especially Dim Wit (:

  2. This kind of reminds me of what Cinder did for Cinderella, although this one is the Snow White version. A shame you kind of found it lack luster – Essie and Dane sound kind of flat. Great review though lovely!

    1. Yes, totally agree. Yeah, unfortunately it didn’t quite live up to the expectations. Essie and Dane were cute, but there needed to be more sparks! haha.
      Thanks (:

  3. The premise is so freakishly awesome, though! GAH. I’m so sad it doesn’t live up to the rest. And the title…for some reason I love that title. And badass heroines are always my favourite. *sight* I’ll probably still read this, but my hopes aren’t terribly high at the moment. 😐

  4. I really wanted to love this one but I couldn’t 🙁 I’m with you there wasn’t enough chemistry for the romance. The concept was really the winning factor for me. Great review!

  5. Awww, yeah, that’s what I was worried about. A great concept, but not a fantastic read. I’m glad you were able to find some redeeming qualities and still enjoy it. Great review!! 🙂

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