A new year is upon us! This week, with all the snow we've been having here, I decided to share with you a story that would be fitting for the climate, and that's Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis.
This is a sci-fi fantasy retelling of Snow White. It's as cool as it sounds.
We start the story with our main character hiding out on a frozen planet, with androids in lieu of the dwarves. Essie has a rough life, it's not all easy peasy in the forest. But that situation is better than going back to being a princess, with an abusive step-mother.
She assumed that her life will stay this harsh monotony until Dane, a unknown boy crashes land on her planet. And unknown boy on a secret mission...
I really like Essie in this story. She's really her own person, she doesn't feel like a stock Disney princess. She's a programmer and an engineer. She's a fighter. She's not a damsel in distress. She's not the princess waiting to be saved. And that's a nice change of pace for that kind of story.
So if you liked Snow White, or sci-fi fantasy stories, I suggest you pick up Stitching Snow. You won't regret it.