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Disclaimer: I listened to the audiobook way back in August so I am not 100% certain about most of the details, but I will review this to the best of my memory.
Not another Snow White re-telling!
I know many reviewers have compared Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis to Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles but I promise you, it isn’t! Sure, it has the same themes as TLC but there is a marked difference.
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Obviously, Princess Snow is missing and she is masquerading as a prize fighter, programmer, and mechanic, Essie, in one of the outer mining planets (think Pluto, which is technically not a planet now). She has gone unnoticed until a someone [spoiler]a prince – Dane, [/spoiler] crash lands on their planet in search of the missing princess.
The seven androids.
I think the unforgettable part of the story is the seven androids, with very unique names. I especially loved Cusser and Dimwit (he plays a very important part of the story). Each of these are mining droids (haha similarities) but each with different personalities. If any, these droids will entertain you.
I didn’t feel much of anything about this plot. It has been mostly unforgettable (except for the aforementioned androids) and I remember being entertained when I listened to it. It was a slow start for me, in which I placed the book on hold and waited until July to start listening to the audio.
I really wanted to love Stitching Snow but ultimately, I wasn’t wowed by it. There was just a lot of promise to the story, but it didn’t deliver. I mean, it was good, but I wasn’t blown away by it as I hoped I would be.
Not a series!
Surprisingly, this is a stand alone book and ended a little abruptly for my taste. There is a second book, Spinning Starlight which is based on the Stitching Snow world, but not a sequel.
Because of its similarity to TLC, I recommend reading the whole Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer.