Saturday, August 22, 2015
Book Review of Cinder
By Sulphia Iqbal
Author of Cinder : Marissa Meyers
Book One of the Lunar Chronicles
Every book has a unique way of changing something original to something ...new and intriguing. When I read Cinder,I was amazed how well Marissa Meyers pulled that off in this book. Cinder is an interesting combination of a Cinderella Classic and Science-Fiction, which, to my amusement , worked out awesomely. And don’t worry, you don’t have to be a princess-lover or something of that sort to like this book. This is coming from someone who absolutely hates Fairy Tales. :)
Cinder, a cyborg mechanic, lives in a dystopian world filled with androids and humans. She operates a mechanic stall at a street market in New Beijing and lives with her evil stepmother ( Sound familiar? ). She meets Prince Kai, who is the heir to the throne. He becomes dependable friend and soon, changes her life. When Cinder’s stepsister get the savage plague that has been killing millions, her stepmother naturally blames it on her,who, to her stepmother’s belief, is a irresponsible robot human freak . When the Emperor dies, Kai takes the throne and the Lunar Queen comes to form an alliance. No one on earth trusts Lunars, but if peace is wanted, the Emperor must do everything in their power to stop war. No one except Cinder knows for sure that the Lunar Queen has other motives and when Cinder learns an impossible truth,she realizes that she alone must make many choices that will either bring peace or the wrath of Queen Levana upon Earth. The fate of both Earth and Luna rests on her shoulders.
Intrigued? Check out Cinder in the Library today!
Thursday, August 13, 2015
My good friend Nikhil bought himself a copy of this and lent it to me...I read it so fast you'd have thought there was a prize at the end. I fell in love with his writing in his first novel, Ready Player One, and this one was equally awesome (but had nothing in common)
Zach has spent his life obsessed with video games, and then one day; just like in the movies, he is recruited to save the world based on his amazing abilities as a gamer. Zach just knows that something is off with this, that somehow life doesn't work like this...but there are the aliens, and they are shooting to kill. SUCH a good book!!!
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