“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.
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.
In her enthralling debut, R.C. Lewis weaves the tale of a princess on the run from painful secrets . . . and a poisonous queen. With the galaxy’s future-and her own-in jeopardy, Essie must choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival.
Aliens? Fairy tale retellings? Dystopia? It’s like R.C. Lewis knew just how to entice me into reading her debut novel! And what an amazing sounding debut it is! I am a huge fan of fairy tales retold and I’ve never read one set in space! As soon as I laid eyes on the synopsis I was sold.
And then I read the release date.
Why is everything I want in my life coming out in October?! It’s going to be literary Christmas. And I might just die of happiness at the end.