Book: Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Rating:★ ★ ★ ★ ★
For: readathon and supporting local authors and Beehive Award long list reading
From: The library
Short Synopsis: Our heroine Essie is living a rough life in an outer planet of the solar system. When a ship crash lands near her home, bringing with it a guy who is at once fascinating and terrifying, her life changes. They end up going off on an adventure (not really of her choosing) which forces her to face her past and become the person and heroine she was meant to be.
My Response: All I knew about this one was that Jenni and Jenny (was there someone else too?) both loved it and said I'd love it too, and that it's a Snow White retelling. Well, they were right. I love these space versions of familiar stories. So awesome! So cleverly done! Dane (the guy) ended up being one of those characters where you didn't know if you could trust him or not. I loved that. And Essie was one of those strong female types that everyone totally adores. What a fighter! And the ending was a bite your fingernails off kind of ending. Yeah, it was all wonderful.
Bottom Line: Love unique takes on fairy tales? Then, what are you waiting for? Read it!!
Let's Talk About: So, when it comes to things space stories.. as a reader, do you care about the logistics of space travel? Are you fine with the jump in a ship, push some buttons, and bam, you are on a different planet? Easy as pie? Are you good with that, or does it bother you at all? Asking for a friend....
The characters were fantastic. Essie was a heroine I could really get behind. She was stubborn, strong, and vulnerable. I related to her in a lot of ways. From Jenni Elyse
The wold is unique and the retelling is done so subtly it feels fresh! A gigantic accomplishment, if you ask me. From Alternate Readality
I highly recommend it for lovers of YA fiction with a bent towards Science Fiction, Paranormal Abilities and Fairytale Retellings. There is a romance in it as well for those of us that need a love story to make us happy! From Buried in Books
In all, Stitching Snow was a fun YA sci-fi novel with political games, near escapes, assassination attempts, kidnappings and cage fights. Oh, and a nod to fairy tales. From The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia