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Book Review: Cinder

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Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: YA

Summary: 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.

Review: I absolutely devoured this book! I had wanted to read it for awhile, basically since it came out. And one of my friends just happened to give me a copy a few weeks ago! So, here’s my review. I like how complicated the world is, and especially how Meyer too the time to slowly introduce you to it. Layer by layer. It made the world real and tangible, instead of confusing and overwhelming. 

I felt connected to the main character, Cinder, almost right from the start. i think this due to how she was treated by everyone around her, as less than a human. I like that twist as well. It resonates true with our own history (see slaves).

I could see the Cinderella story parallel this story throughout the book, which was a great touch! I also thought that Meyer did an excellent job with every character. No one was flat and she left room for growth. Can’t wait to read the next in the series!

Recommendation: Read it! 

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Cheers!

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Put On Hold

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I absolutely hate doing this! But, alas, I have no choice. I would rather put a book on hold than read it without giving it my full attention.

That being said, The Salt God’s Daughter is POH, as of right now.

I’m about halfway through and I can honestly say that I will get back to it sometime this year. It is well written, don’t get me wrong there. It’s just not what I had expected and not really my taste in books. However, the reason I want to come back to it with my full attention is because I know that this book will have a phenomenal ending.It’s also the type of book that is very heavy in one’s emotional journey through life.

I have made many notes about the first half (for reviewing purposes) and want to give the last half of the book the same attention. And then I shall have a full book review for you to enjoy.

I’ll end this somewhat sad post on a happier note, I’m almost done with Cinder and I’m completely in love with it!

How do you guys feel about putting a book on hold? Do you ever actually go back to finish them?

Cheers!

WWW Wednesdays (Mar.27)

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Thanks to MizB for this weeks WWW!

What am I currently reading?

The Salt God’s Daughter by Ilie Ruby 

What did you recently finish reading?

Last week I finished Beautiful Creatures, which you can read my review of!

What do you think you’ll read next?

Cinder by Marissa Meyer 

What about you guys? What’s your WWW?

Cheers!