Stitching Snow

Stitching Snow

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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. Praise for "Stitching Snow" "'Snow White' gets an upgrade in this clever, surprisingly gritty science-fiction version." -"Kirkus Reviews" "[A] gripping story with lots of moving parts and will likely appeal to fans of genre fiction." -"Booklist" "This has strong appeal for sci-fi and fantasy lovers and fans of Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles.'" -"School Library Journal" "In this interplanetary retelling of Snow White, debut author Lewis reveals a talent for worldbuilding and creating complex, memorable characters." -"Publishers Weekly"show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 332 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 30.48mm | 498.95g
  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1423185072
  • 9781423185079
  • 227,783

About R. C. Lewis

R.C. Lewis ( and @RC_Lewis) teaches math to teenagers-sometimes in sign language, sometimes not-so whether she's a science geek or a bookworm depends on when you look. That may explain why her characters don't like to be pigeonholed. Coincidentally, R.C. enjoys reading about quantum physics and the identity issues of more

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Essie, a part-time cage fighter and repairs genius on the subzero mining planet Thanda, has her life thrown into upheaval when a ship crash-lands. Inside, she finds the mysterious Dane, a young man from the planet Garam. They clash immediately, he from the upper echelons and she barely scraping by, but their romance builds gradually and irresistibly. Together, they seek a treasure that could change the galaxy and both their lives. They travel to other planets and meet revolutionaries while narrowly avoiding immigration control, which could imprison both of them, as well as hired killers with eyes out for anyone who could disrupt the status quo in the capital city of Windsong. Readers are thrown right into the action-the novel opens with a cage fight between protagonist Essie and a miner-but progress from there is slow. There's a definite learning curve to the invented vocabulary, which may deter causal readers. It's a gripping story with lots of moving parts and will likely appeal to fans of genre fiction. Stacey Comfort Booklist"show more

Our customer reviews

* * * NO LOVE TRIANGLE, YAY! * * * Really enjoyed this one! It reminded me a lot of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, and that's one of the best compliments I can give to a book. As a hardcore, and very picky, fan of fairy tale retellings, I can say that the author managed to successfully put a spin on the classic Snow White and wow me. The story is recognizable, but it also reads like a totally new and original tale--always my favorite kind of retellings. The world-building is fantastic--it's dark, it's futuristic, and it's literally out of this world because the characters at some point hop from one planet to another. My favorite thing about this book was the feisty, smart, strong and stubborn, so stubborn heroine, who definitely doesn't need a man to save her. Essie is independent, empowered, and truly a bad-ass. And not your regular bad-ass, nope, but A Bad-Ass, I mean, she does cage-fighting to win some extra money. Cage-fighting. Against men. But like everyone else with a heart and soul, she's also vulnerable, deeply lonely sometimes, and so scared--she would never let anyone see it, though. I also loved, LOVED the drones (Snow White and the Seven Drones!!), sweet Dimwit (Dopey) stole my heart. The interactions between them all and Essie would always put a smile on my face. The romance was sweet, I'm a sucker for deep-mistrust-or-hate-to-love type of relationships. Essie has a lot of issues in the men department (and reasons to), and Dane doesn't help because at first he's really not what he seems--to the point that I thought he was "the huntsman" of this retelling--and when the betrayal happens it only validates (more like, intensifies) Essie's fears. Like I said, it was sweet, but I do wish that it had been more. The ending was probably a bit too rushed, but still, the story wrapped-up nicely. So, fans of fairy tale retellings: don't miss out on this one. (I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Disney-Hyperion.)show more
by Carla *jen7waters*
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