Stitching Snow by RC Lewis
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.
Essie is a smart and brave young woman, making her own way in a harsh environment. Dane is a desperate young man, looking for a way to save his people. They have an endearing chemistry that grows throughout their tumultuous relationship.
Stitching Snow is a clever, science fiction twist on the Snow White fairy tale. It’s a dark and thrilling story with plenty of suspense, intrigue, and a bit of romance. I thoroughly enjoyed this exciting space adventure. This is a YA space opera set in a fascinating caste system with advanced technology and unique abilities. This is an impressive debut from a new author I’ll be watching going forward.