TRIGGER WARNING: Rape / Incestuous Rape.
Note: I’ve copied and pasted my review from GoodReads.
A big Thank You to Disney Book Group, via Netgalley for allowing me to review Stitching Snow in exchange for an honest review.
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. With the galaxy’s future—and her own—in jeopardy, Essie must choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival.
I don’t usually like to read sci-fi because when I read them I end up not liking them. At all. So when I decided to pick up Stitching Snow, I was pleasantly surprised. The way that R. C. Lewis wrote Stitching Snow was very compelling. There wasn’t ever a dull moment. There was action when there needed to be, and nothing in the story felt forced. So I was thoroughly entertained while reading the book.
I love this book. Stitching Snow is one of my favourite books. I love the story, the retelling. The settings. Yes, multiple, because the story takes place across a lot of galaxies. And there is so much character diversity! I was surprised by that, to be honest.
Right off from the start you realize that Essie is one tough cookie! On the part of the planet she lives; planet Thurda, its mostly men. Big burly men who work in the mines and then after work they get drunk. While reading this I was very worried for Essie. Again I was surprised. Essie can hold her own!
Essie is tough. She is so resilient, and she gets tested a lot in the book. What I like about Essie the most is that she is feisty. She stands up for herself, and she’s stubborn. And she hates being treated like she’s some weak person. All character traits I love.
I personally think that this is one of the best sci-fi stand alone’s that Ive read in a long, long time. And that ending! The ending is so precious.
BEWARE THOUGH! There is a incestuous rape scene in this book. It doesnt get too detailed but there is an attempt and then there are snippets of Essie’s past which involves the incestuous rape.
I gave Stitching Snow 5 of 5 stars on GoodReads.
Have you read Stitching Snow, or any other books written by R.C. Lewis?