Thursday, 24 September 2015

Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis

Release Date: 6, October, 2015
Pages: 336
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Genre: Retelling, Sci-fi
Source: NetGalley
Rate: DNF


Sixteen-year-old heiress and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen hates the spotlight. But as the only daughter in the most powerful tech family in the galaxy, it's hard to escape it. So when a group of men show up at her house uninvited, she assumes it's just the usual media-grubs. That is, until shots are fired.

Liddi escapes, only to be pulled into an interplanetary conspiracy more complex than she ever could have imagined. Her older brothers have been caught as well, trapped in the conduits between the planets. And when their captor implants a device in Liddi's vocal cords to monitor her speech, their lives are in her hands: One word and her brothers are dead.

Desperate to save her family from a desolate future, Liddi travels to another world, where she meets the one person who might have the skills to help her bring her eight brothers home-a handsome dignitary named Tiav. But without her voice, Liddi must use every bit of her strength and wit to convince Tiav that her mission is true. With the tenuous balance of the planets deeply intertwined with her brothers' survival, just how much is Liddi willing to sacrifice to bring them back?

Haunting and mesmerizing, this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans strings the heart of the classic with a stunning, imaginative world as a star-crossed family fights for survival in this companion to Stitching Snow. 


Spinning Starlight is a stand-alone by R C Lewis & a retelling of The Wild Swans. I was really excited when I saw this beauty on NetGalley. I literally started squealing when my request was accepted. But unfortunately this book didn't meet my expectations.
The pace of the book became real slow after like 50 pages. The world building was duh. I couldn't imagine anything although there was so much uniqueness in the novel. It was hard to grasp all the technology stuff. There was literally no romance. I stopped reading after 230 pages. This book started to become so irritating. There were times when I was just reading, like reading not imagining. This book felt like homework to me. Liddi never speaks because of this strange device in her throat. There was so much description. So slow pace. I never liked a bit of this book which sucks but this is the bitter truth sadly. There are many people who loved this novel so I won't discourage you to read it, but I dont think its worth the wait!
Happy Reading!

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