Friday Reads

#Friday Reads 1/22/16: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Hey Bibliomaniacs,

I haven’t done one of these post in a while. But, here is what I plan on reading this weekend. I hope to finish it by Monday, so I can start “Cress” the 3rd book in the Lunar Chronicles next week.

Shout out to Bunny Cates, from wearebooknerds, for encouraging me to keep blogging even though my reading isn’t sky rocketing as usual. Thanks Bunny for being my friend and an amazing support system. I am so fortunate to have met you.

13206760Title:Cinder

Author: Marissa Meyer

Pages: 452

Release Date:February 5,2013

Publisher:Feiwel and Friends

Synopsis:

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

 

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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.