Goodreads rating: 3.93
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. With the galaxy’s future—and her own—in jeopardy, Essie must choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival.
I love my fairy tales, especially spin-offs of fairy tales, and this book went steps beyond.
At first I didn't see really any similarities between this and the fairy tale Snow White's story, aside from the 7 drones (which are actually kind of cute). But as I read more, the similarities kept popping up, even some from the Grimm's tale :)
Though it does have similarities with a popular fairy tale story, there is a very interesting and original story line about a new princess who frankly, kicks some serious butt :) There are tons of action, with a tyrannical king and a war raging in Essie's home land, mystery, and of course it wouldn't be a fairy tale without a little love ;)
Essie is probably one of my new favorite heroines! She's snarky, independent, and I wasn't kidding about the butt-kicking thing. Essie has a pretty interesting life, between fixing mining robots and cage fighting the local drunks. Her life is turned upside down when she meets Dane and is forced to go back to her old life to help her people.
This was such a great book and I could barely put it down!!! I really hope R.C. Lewis writes more books like this because she is a fabulous writer! The story was unique, the characters heartwarming (the villains you hated), and it left me with the best happily ever after :) A well deserved 4.5/5 stars!!! <3