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Spinning Starlight de R. C. Lewis
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Spinning Starlight (edició 2015)

de R. C. Lewis (Autor)

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"Sixteen-year-old heiress and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen must save her brothers in this outer-space retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans"--
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Títol:Spinning Starlight
Autors:R. C. Lewis (Autor)
Informació:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2015), 336 pages
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Ok, so, sadly didn't work for me as well as Stitching Snow -- still a solid book and a good read, and YAY for taking on the Wild Swans. I also really enjoyed the world, there were just a few too many not quite believable holes in it -- Liddi is too suddenly genius-level talent, it's really weird that the answer to a perceived "heresy" is to completely cut off 7 planets from the universe of worlds, there's a lot of outrage that is somewhat hard to buy -- it just didn't quite do it for me. I plan to keep an eye out for future works, however. There's enough imagination in R.C. Lewis' work to fuel a universe. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
I'm conflicted with my thoughts on this book. For the first 60% of the book I didn't think I was going to like it very much, as a matter of fact, I was pretty sure I was going to give it 2 stars. But 60% through the whole book turned around and I couldn't stop reading it! I had to know what happened. I would say this is more of 3.5 stars than just 3. I would definitely give the author another chance, and I would recommend it to people who like a re-telling of a fairy tale ( )
  bookdrunkard78 | Jan 6, 2022 |
Coming soon... ( )
  sszkutak | Sep 28, 2016 |
I'm conflicted with my thoughts on this book. For the first 60% of the book I didn't think I was going to like it very much, as a matter of fact, I was pretty sure I was going to give it 2 stars. But 60% through the whole book turned around and I couldn't stop reading it! I had to know what happened. I would say this is more of 3.5 stars than just 3. I would definitely give the author another chance, and I would recommend it to people who like a re-telling of a fairy tale ( )
  pennylane78 | Jun 6, 2016 |
This book is what you call The Unexpected. In a very, very good way.

Spinning Starlight is a sci-fi retelling of The Wild Swans. Oh yes, your eyes weren’t deceiving you. It’s science fiction AND retelling, the two genres that you would never thought could combine. I was really excited reading this book, and deeply appreciate the fact that it was based on a minor fairy tale (let’s be honest, there are too many Cinderella(s) and Little Mermaid(s) out there). However, in the end, I was left…conflicted.

Don’t get me wrong, the book was really good. Really good. But I guess it didn’t give me the “on the edge” kind of feeling, not that there isn’t one. Perhaps I wasn’t giving the book the full attention it deserves, or maybe the plot wasn’t really appealing to me as it seems. Nevertheless, it was a wonderful read.

Liddi Jantzen is the one and only heiress of a large technical company after her parents’ deaths. Her eight brothers (this is why I sign up for this) are tech-geniuses, who are working on a project about conduits, or of some sort, portals, a transportation for people between the seven worlds (imagine “planets”). However, on a fateful night, a group of armed men broke into the Jantzen’s house, and her eight brothers were found missing, Liddi’s world seemed to change. She discovered a horrible plan, where the most trusted person of her company was the one behind all of these, and nothing will stop her from achieving what she want, including hurting people around Liddi. Now, Liddi is the only hope for rescuing her brothers.

I love how detail and vivid Liddi’s mind and emotion is. Reading the original tale, I can’t really picture the stress that the princess has to overcome, and so I truly appreciate how amazing Liddi’s inner narrator is. At first, she was seen as a “princess”, the young heiress of a large, successful company, which gave out the “shallow and naive” kind of vibes. However, slowly throughout the book, her true personality was revealed, not only for us readers, but also for herself. She’s a brave young girl, who always willing to sacrifice herself in order to save the one she loves (not in a rash way). She’s also a decisive person, the personality’s trait in which I love the most. She takes responsible for her own choices, and carries out the plan all the way to the end. The character’s development was beautifully written.

Liddi didn’t really talk in the book. Not that she can with the device implanted in her vocal, alerts the “villain” anytime Liddi does so, which can leads to her brothers’ deaths. As I mentioned before with the original tale, Spinning Starlight truly brings to life the frustration, the patience that Liddi must gone through without her voice. How she interacts with people and problems around her (note that she doesn’t know how to write, since the society is too advance that everything was controlled by voice). It was really fascinating.

The only problem I have with this book is Tiav, Liddi’s love interest. He’s really cool and smart and patience, and I also give him the credit for truly look at people and love them for who they are (like Liddi). However, he’s kinda the under-the-radar character, even though he could be considered the “male protagonist”. I couldn’t feel the connection between the readers and characters with him. I guess he didn’t have the right amount of attention in the book for me to really get him. However, this doesn’t mean he’s not an awesome and sweet boyfriend (aww ( )
  mariananhi | Mar 18, 2016 |
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