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 absolutely loved this book! It was just so incredible, and in such a great, detailed, unique world, and Essie had 2 pretty different, but both awesome and useful skills-mechanical building and code, and fighting. So yeah, right off the bat, she's a pretty kick ass character.
I really enjoyed her drones, the ones that she upgraded, because they had quirks, like Dimwit, who messed up tasks, but as Dane points out, Dimwit doesn't mess up the really important ones. He just accidentally melds his feet to the floor, or sets things on fire.
I loved all the different places that they went to, how they grew in each visit, learned new things, and yeah, at times, I wondered how there was going to be more story, because what I was reading 3/4's in, was pretty different from the first quarter. Which was just fantastic!
I really enjoyed her and Dane's relationship-it evolved from maybe friendship, to almost hatred, to understanding, to liking each other, falling in love, and yeah, having to juggle that with the responsibilities of leading a rebellion. It was really rather awesome!
Totally enjoyed this book, and what I'd love, is if there was a companion book, we could be in this universe again, see these characters again, but not disturb their happy ending, where they're at, because it's a pretty good place!
Author: R.C. Lewis
Read: August 28th, 2014
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a 2014 Dystopia Book, 2014 Retelling Reading Challenge Book, DAC Book and a SAC 2014 Book!
Expected Publication: October 14th 2014