Sunday, September 7

Stitching Snow

Stitching Snow
R. C. Lewis

My Rating: ★★★

ISBN: 9781423185079
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Date of publication: October 14, 2014
Age: Grades 8 - 11
Genre: Science Fiction

Themes: alias, planetary war, secrets, drones

Essie has a knack for programming, and likes her job taking care of her seven loyal mining drones on the planet Thanda. But when a stranger, Dane, crash lands in her district, she decides to help him--only to find out that he has different plans. Dane knows her true identity, the one she's been running from, and he wants her to face it. So now she'll be dragged into the interplanetary war between the tyrannical, cruel King Matthias and the feared Exiles. Can she program a way out of this?

It's a sci-fi thriller with a very fairy-tale theme. Rather similar to Cinder, I enjoyed the book and idea behind it. The writing, however, left something to be desired...that I haven't quite figured out yet. It just wasn't all the impressive. There were some strange holes, several "Oh that's convenient" saves, and a pretty cheesy ending. Still, the story has thrills, heartbreaks, and a good romance--all while being clean. The unique solar system setting and high tech descriptions also make it exciting. So I would recommend it, definitely to those who are impatiently waiting for the rest of The Lunar Chronicles.

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(Digital ARC provided through NetGalley)

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