Cinder

AHH! Haha yes, I finally jumped on the bandwagon for this one.  I got very excited about her new release of Heartless and decided that I wanted to read previous books so I could love her and her style before I even started Heartless.  Has anyone else read Marissa Meyer’s work? There’s just something so strong and magical about it, and then towards the end it all pulls together like one magical work of intelligent art and you’re mind blown and impressed.  Can you tell I loved Cinder?

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So basically the story is a unique (and I mean unique) retelling of Cinderella.  I actually saw this book a year or so ago, read the info and went “Cinderella as a CYBORG!? No thank you.” and moved on.  I know, how awful of me.  Truth be told, i’m not much of a sci fi person so this past event, although embarrassing, doesn’t totally shock me. So a few weeks ago I bit my tongue and ignored the cyborg part, and I started it.

So yes, Cinderella as a cyborg. Weird, but awesome. The general plot is the same, Cinderella is mistreated by her adoptive family and she’s forced into work (she’s a mechanic!).  She has two step sisters and one evil step mother, and yes, there’s a prince.  But there’s also a plague and an evil Queen on the moon and an android best friend.  Honestly, I loved this book so much.  There were plot twists that yes, I may have seen coming sometimes, but I thought it was so unique and interesting.

Meyer develops a whole new world and you get to dive right into it.  But don’t worry, she kind of holds your hand through the first part, explaining a lot of the weirdness away.  I really hate when you read high fantasy or sci fi and the author just drops you in this world you know nothing about and nothing is explained and you’re just confused for the first ten chapters.

I highly recommend, it’s exciting and interesting, and there’s romance and intrigue and mystery and royal politics! I’m excited to read the next one although i’m not sure how I feel about it no longer focusing on Cinder (my new fave character at the moment).

 

4/5 Stars!

Have you guys read Cinder? What did you think?

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A Court of Mist and Fury

I thought I would try my hand at a book review blog!  We’ll see how it goes, I think it could be fun 🙂 So I figured start of strong and crazy, I just finished A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas.

Oh my goodness. All the feels and emotional rollercoasters put into one amazing, beautiful book. I just finished reading it (also just finished crying a little bit) and I must recommend this book to everyone!! I liked A Court of Thorns and Roses (the prequel) but I was absolutely in love with this one. It took me a long time to get around to purchasing it because I had loved Tamlin so much and heard that Rhys is the star of the show here BUT WOW. Seriously, it’s one of my favourite books and I can’t wait to read the sequel.

SJ Maas is a literary genius, we all know that by now, but this book was just a pleasure to read and had so many amazing little parts to it. I loved the characters and the imagery and the plot was perfect! A little bit of romance, witty banter, and of course an epic quest. Feyre finding herself in her new body and life but also learning how to piece it all back together really spoke to me for some reason. I really can’t gush enough about it!!

The book is hella long (624 pages) but so worth it.  There is a slow build in some areas but the forefront plot remains fast paced, exciting, beautiful, and has some awesome character development.  I’m in love with the Night Court wholly and want to live there for the rest of my life (no joke, it sounds ethereal).  Feyre really came into her own in this one and I found myself relating to her more and more as the story carried on.  I was able to picture the whole thing in my head and was wrapped up in the book from the start.  Highly recommend 🙂

  • 5/5 Stars from me