BOOK REVIEW: Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis

stitching_snowBook: Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis

Genre: Sci-fi, YA

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. (

Just when I think the whole retold fairy tales theme has been just about done to death, I stumble across a new adaptation that proves me wrong.  Stitching Snow is a clever retelling of Snow White’s age-old tale.  We’re talking sci-fi, robots, different planets… the works.  It took the basic premise of an old folk tale and transformed it into a unique story that I, at least, had not heard before.

My biggest complaint with the book was that it took several chapters for me to really become engrossed in the story.  It felt like it just dragged on and on in mundane little details, just dragging you along by the choke collar until the real action started.  I’m all for not knowing exactly what’s going on in a book right away, but for it to work there has to be some driving motive that propels you to keep reading.  I just didn’t feel that with the first several chapters of Stitching Snow.  I am very glad I kept reading, though.  It was a pleasant reward for my patience.

It was the sort of book that I would recommend to my little sisters. (*hint, hint, JML, MGL, and ESL, if you’re reading this 😉  )

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars