Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars
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’m just gonna come out and say it. This is a MUST OWN! Whoot! that good! For fans of Marissa Meyer’s Cinder series will LOVE this book. And, get this, IT’S A STAND ALONE! Oh my heck do those even exist anymore?! sheesh!
The story followers a girl named Essie who lives on a planet named Thanda with miners. Essie is so resourceful that she enhanced 7 (eh, eh) drones to do the work that was killing off the miners and made it more efficient. Whether it is enhancing drones or fixes them she calls her work “stitching.” She is content with her life on Thanda and her drones keep her busy.
Enter in awesome male lead Dane, who crashes onto Thanda and even thought Essie is completely against helping him, she does it anyway. Dane is everything a guy in real life or in fiction should be. He is a bit flawed but heroic, kind, thoughtful, loyal, chivalrous and of course handsome. He is on Thanda chasing “treasure” something that will help him and his quest to help his people.
As the story progresses with Dane and Essie, their lives become more intertwined. The character development is great, flawed and yet discover what their lives should be and where they fit in it. This story has everything a person would need to enjoy, fun and CLEAN. The adventure was great, the romance was not overwhelming, perfect slow progressing that kept you wanting more, the villains were villainous even the father-what is up with that?! creepy and horrible. with twists and turns it’s a great book to add to your shelf!