Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Teaser Tuesday Final

Hey Bibliomanics,

I have been under the weather today, and it has been very cold out. Unfortunately, my reading and yoga routine were most definitely not on track. But, I am just going to go with the flow.

(Reading Update: I am currently 35 pages into Cress. I hope to read a little before bed today, but I think I might just listen to my audiobook (“Lock and Key” by Sarah Dessen) . Listening to audiobooks before going to bed has been kind of my thing during the past few weeks.)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB ofadailyrhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers

Cress

So, without further or due here is a little teaser from “Cress”.

Title:Cress

Author: Marissa Meyer

” “Peony…” Cinder shifted closer to the net screen. “Thats why the android wanted her chip.””(Cress, p. 35)

What are you reading on this fine Tuesday? Leave your thoughts, down below. I would love to hear all about the books your reading. Don’t be a stranger and leave a teaser or a recommendation.

 

Warm cups of Tea and too just a few more chapters,

Marina

Book Review

Cinder By Marissa Meyer

CinderTitle: Cinder

Author: Marissa Meyer

Pages: 390

Version: E-book

Authors website

Synopsis:Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. (Goodreads)

Review:  I gave this book starsstarsstarsstars , I thought it was very well written. Marissa Meyer, paints a world that you can’t help but being sucked into. During the time that I was reading the novel, I felt like I was in this world that was created for me. The world was intriguing, dangerous and extremely mysterious.

I was always turned away from this book, every time someone talked about, all I heard was it was a retelling of “Cinderella”, as I am a huge fan of the original story of Cinderella, this always stopped me from reading the book. But, recently  I was in a massive book slump and I was looking for something to read, when I came across “Cinder”, on Scribd.

This was not one of your fairy tale stories that your mom used to tell you before bed, this is a mix between sci-fi and fantasy. I personally am a huge fan of fantasy and seeing the element of science fiction in it was a very nice and surprising touch. It is very rare that science-fiction and fantasy can be worked in together very well, but Meyer did an amazing job satisfying my hunger for both elements.

Allow me to gush for a minute about how much I adore this book. I can not believe that I have been putting off reading “The Lunar Chronicles”, for the longest time. This book was pretty much everything that I wanted. It had an absolutely fascinating and exciting love plot, an absolute evil queen, a cyborg and a prince. The characters were lovable and our main protagonist Cinder, quickly became one of my bookish bestfriends, her kind demeanor yet strong personality and add mechanic to that made her pretty bad-ass. The plot was intriguing, I never read a book that was able to put a epidemic that was taking over society quite nicely, like this book did. It made me feel like I was in the midst of the city that this story was taking place,  living the life along side the characters. The ending left of on a major cliff-hanger, which is making me crave to pick up “Scarlet” the second installment in this fast paced series.