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review 2014-10-23 07:34
Stitching Snow - R.C. Lewis
“Feelings can’t be wasted. Knowing they’re real for however long they last makes worth having.”

You know you’ve read a really good book when you start comparing it to other books with the same genre. Stitching Snow had a very similar vibe to Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles: the sci-fi feel and fairy tale reimagining. It was no wonder that I was drawn to Stitching Snow. But how far did it go to impress a fairy tale retelling junkie like me?

Stitching Snow offers its readers a not so typical protagonist. Essie, aka Princess Snow – that’s not a spoiler by the way, you’ll probably guess it around a chapter or two – is not your dainty little princess in distress. She’s a mechanic/robotics technician by day and a cage fighter by night…well, some nights. She lives a simple life on the planet Thanda, which eventually changes when a mysterious guy named Dane accidentally crashes into the planet…

Essie and Dane were characters I find likable, but I have to admit there’s not much to go on from there, other than their hidden identities. When all that is revealed, I felt like they didn’t come out as strong and as memorable characters that I was hoping them to be. They’re not the kind of characters that would be the first ones to come to mind when a random question about book characters would come about. Nevertheless, for Stitching Snow, they are the kind of characters you would appreciate reading about.

While the title “Stitching Snow” was first a mystery to me, finding out why was a fascinating spin. Although I felt that the numerous “stitching” parts were a little too time consuming, it was balanced out with the right amount of action packed and romantic scenes throughout Essie and Dane’s journey.

Stitching Snow is more likely a lighter take on the science fiction slash fairy tale reimagining mix. It may not be as epic as Cinder and the rest of the Lunar Chronicles books, but it is a good addition into the genre. Also, I’m happy to see that this wasn’t a series, not that it doesn’t deserve such, nor would I say no to another book, but the story was already as good as it could get. I really appreciated the kind of closure readers of this book were given.

*Thank you, Disney-Hyperion for granting my request to view Stitching Snow.

For more of my reviews, please visit my blog:
The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com
Source: theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/2014/10/stitching-snow-by-rc-lewis-arc-review.html
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