Stitching Snow by R.c. LewisStitching Snow by R.c. Lewis

Stitching Snow

byR.c. Lewis

Hardcover | October 14, 2014

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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 forStitching 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
R.C. Lewis (www.rclewisbooks.com 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 o...
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Title:Stitching SnowFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.62 × 5.88 × 1.12 inPublished:October 14, 2014Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423185072

ISBN - 13:9781423185079

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Science Fiction/Snow White #PlumReward This rewrite of Snow White is fascinating as I have never read anything like this before. I am not a huge science fiction reader, but this novel completely captured my interest and loved it. This Snow White is an exile from her Kingdom due to a civil war going on, she is a cage fighter who earns her living by doing this and also by coding and fixing small robots who work in the mines. Snow goes on an adventure when she finds this spaceship which belongs to a rogue prince. They travel from one planet to another, get captured and escape. They finally reach Snow's home planet and must convince the government that she is who she says she is. This book is a good read for those who are not huge science fiction readers, but want an introduction to the genre.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cool premise I loved this book for what it was. It was fast-paced and interesting, with a really cool world, interesting themes, and a heroine who just won't quit. I loved the side characters, the romance, and the grittiness. It was amusing and entertaining and pretty darn solid. What it wasn't, however, was particularly "Snow White"-like. There were elements, like the seven drones, the kind guard who couldn't bring himself to kill her, the apple poisoning (which was a pretty weak attempt and didn't have near the impact of the original story) or a wake-up kiss. While these elements were a nice effort, the whole thing lacked the themes or feel of a fairy tale. What it was was awesome, but what it wasn't was particularly fairy-tale like or even Snow White-ish. That being said, I loved the completely original direction it took, even if it lost most of its roots in the process. 3.5/5 stars.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This? So-so. Stitching Snow is the perfect science-fiction for new book readers of YA. I think that it's most perfect for readers new to the genre and are looking for something good. I've read too many like this and it's seriously getting boring. We have a lovely heroine who really does act like a hero and deserves the title, and a romance that isn't too great and seems forced, though. It's whatever your opinion on these kinds of books are. Fairy-tale retellings are always supposed to be pretty good, too. This? So-so.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great science-fiction SNOW WHITE Retelling! Callie is an orphan but not alone because she also lives on the street with her Essie lives in insulation on a mining planet called Tandra and she loves her simple life. With the help of her seven drones, she has a peaceful life. When a shuttle crash lands near her home, she finds an injured Dane. Gaining her trust, he convinces her that he needs her help and she willingly gives it up him. What she decides sets her on a journey that she can’t get back from. I’m pretty sure people will lower their rating with this because it has a similar feel to Marissa Meyer’s CINDER.. But I feel like it stands on its own. An exciting science fiction space adventure with a SNOW WHITE twist! That pretty much sums up this book. I enjoyed it immensely. The beginning did drag on a bit, but I liked that it added a slow attraction between her and Dane. I never really trusted him in the first place and pretty much wanted to shout at Essie to not trust him, but alas that fell on deaf ears. I didn’t really understand her attraction to him because we don’t get to see much of his personality. It felt rather bland so I didn’t end up caring about the romance. Luckily there were other things that kept me interested. For one the story-line that kept me reading and invested. I wanted to know if I was right. I wanted to know if my predictions came true. There were some twists and some roadblocks set up for our characters and I rather enjoyed reading about it. Especially the profound world that Lewis had build. We see many different cultures and planets and it was interesting to see the differences. I liked Essie a lot. She was strong, smart and didn’t care about being royalty. Essie wasn’t one to let a man do anything for her and I loved her independence and feistiness. A highly creative world set in the future, with cute Dimwit drones and a strong heroine to match, SNOW WHITE will make you read to the very last page. Definitely for fans who are looking for a SNOW WHITE retelling with a hint of a space adventure to match!
Date published: 2015-01-09

Editorial Reviews

Gr 7 Up Essie is the only female living in mining settlement Forty-Two and earns her keep by "stitching" or repairing junk-tech for the local miners. She is an unwelcome presence, despite her much-needed expertise, and leads a precarious and solitary existence. When a shuttle crashes, leaving a stranger named Dane without a functional ship, Essie begrudgingly agrees to help him. It turns out that Dane is on a search for Princess Snow, the royal heir who went missing eight years ago. Once he realizes that Essie is indeed the princess, he kidnaps her, intending to use her as a bargaining chip in a prisoner swap. Forced to divulge secrets that she has long guarded, Essie convinces Dane that she is no friend of the court and the two join forces. This is a superb sci-fi retelling of "Snow White." Lewis does a marvelous job of slowly revealing the backstory of Essie's royal childhood, her incestuous relationship with the king, and the mystery surrounding her real mother. Inventive nods to the original fairy tale, such as the seven droids Essie built and the death scene of the evil queen, are expertly done. This has strong appeal for sci-fi and fantasy lovers and fans of Marissa Meyer's "Lunar Chronicles" (Feiwel & Friends). Amy Nolan, St. Joseph Public Library, St. Joseph, MI-SLJ