Monthly Archives: January 2012

Teaser Tuesday (12)

 Tuesday is a weekly meme anyone can take part in, hosted my MizB at Should Be Reading.  To participate all you have to do is get the book you are currently reading, open to a random page, and post a two sentence teaser that doesn’t contain spoilers.  Make sure you don’t forget to let us know the title and author of the book so people can add it to their To Be Read list if they liked the teasing!

Here’s my teaser:

I lower my voice to a whisper.  “You’re not just my brother, you’re my best friend.”

Forbidden
Tabitha Suzuma

 

Short, but sweet teaser this week.  This book is absolutely amazing so far!

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In My Mailbox (3)

Wow, it has been so very busy since the holidays, so sorry that the blog has been a bit slow!!  I promise to speed it up very soon.  I am still having to adjust my times since starting first shift a few months ago, it’s a bit difficult to find the time to fit everything in that I want and need to!  I wanted to do my IMM yesterday, but a hyper three year old kept me a bit busy, so here it is today!  I did some super bargain buying for some books I have been wanting to buy since B&N online has a massive after Christmas sale on some books, so I grabbed up a bunch I’ve been meaning to read, read and loved, or just some that sounded good.  This week I have:

Bought:

Jennifer’s Body – Audrey Nixon

Masquerade - Melissa de la Cruz

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac – Gabrielle Zevin

Cryer’s Cross - Lisa McMann

Destined - Jessie Harrell (so glad I finally have this one!)

Wither - Lauren DeStefano

Wake - Lisa McMann

Fade - Lisa McMann

Shadowland - Alyson Noel

Borrowed:

Forbidden - Tabitha Suzuma

Gifted:

Bedbugs - Ben H. Winters

Thanks Amber!

So that’s what is IMM for this week :)

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*Review* Cinder – Marissa Meyer

 Cinder

Marissa Meyer

387 pages

ISBN: 9780312641894

Format: Hardcover

Source: Borrowed

 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. 

In this thrilling debut young adult novel, the first of a quartet, Marissa Meyer introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine and a masterfully crafted new world that’s enthralling.

The main thing I have to say about this book is I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!  I was very excited about it from the beginning.  The cover is what initially drew my interest, and then I read the synopsis and thought it would be a very unique retelling of Cinderella.  Sometimes I can be a bit skeptical of a book when it uses known characters or retellings of stories, but this book was fantastic!  The only bad thing I can really say is that I am disappointed I have to wait a year for the next one!

I didn’t want to put this book down the entire time I had it, and when I was at work, I couldn’t wait to go on break or get home to read more of it, so it definitely held my attention quite well.  Being a retelling, you mostly know how the story is going to go, so a lot of it you can figure out or expect, but there is also plenty that doesn’t go exactly the way you think it is going to.

Meyer does a wonderful job at invoking your emotions through out the novel.  There are characters you love, some you hate profusely, and there are funny parts with witty android comments and heartbreaking situations.

Cinder was a strong character and I felt bad for her because of how she was treated.  Cyborg are nothing but property to most of the people and are not looked at as human, but she still stands for what she believes is right.  Prince Kai could come to my mechanic shop (if I had one) anytime he wanted!  He doesn’t come on strongly and there is not insta-love between the two of them.  There are a couple of points where he acted a bit immaturely, but considering the situations, many guys probably would have, too.  Adri made my blood boil through out the book, she is certainly a character you love to hate!

The story it self is very interesting and unique way to retell the Cinderella story and I can’t wait until I get to read the rest of the series, and my mouth is watering just wishing for the next book!  This book is a highly recommended read!!  I don’t give out 5 star ratings easily, but giving this one a 4.5 just wouldn’t have been good enough!

Unique, emotionally evocative, leaves you yearning for more!!

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Teaser Tuesday (11)

 Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme anyone can take part in, hosted my MizB at Should Be Reading.  To participate all you have to do is get the book you are currently reading, open to a random page, and post a two sentence teaser that doesn’t contain spoilers.  Make sure you don’t forget to let us know the title and author of the book so people can add it to their To Be Read list if they liked the teasing!

Here’s my teaser:

One by one, she disconnected the wires that still linked her foot and ankle, each spurting a tiny spark.  She couldn’t feel them through the gloves, but her retina display helpfully informed her with blinking red text that she was losing connection to the limb.

Cinder
Marissa Meyer

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