I found Stitching Snow okay. Spinning Starlight was much much more. I barely stopped reading to do anything else! In addition to finding myself quite riveted...
- It is hard sci fi, which is delicious to me (there are multiple worlds and there is travel between them).
- The world-building reminded me of Trudi Canavan, which is really saying something (since I consider hers immersive and sophisticated). It is like a YA cousin of Canavan. This was much stronger than I remember Stitching Snow's world-build, or maybe I just preferred these worlds?
- I enjoyed the characters.
- The story really resonated with me. I felt Lewis took on a broader scope of narrative and moral and it was tightly executed.
- It is so clean. There's no longing for sex (or sex), no swearing, no drug use, and very minimal violence.