Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent ...more
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NEED. WINTER. NOW.
When I first jumped on the Lunar Chronicles bandwagon, I was late to the party. I tend to avoid any novel in the blogosphere that is garnering a ton of hype, due to past experiences where the hype completely killed my enjoyment. However, I dove into Cinder trepidatiously and came out completely in love, mostly thanks to the sweet nostalgia feelings from the cleverly added Sailor Moon references. And if that wasn’t clear bef ...more
"When she was jut a child, the witch locked her away in a tower that had neither doors nor stairs."
Cinder?...and Rapunzel?...in a desert?...in 2014?
Can life get any more depressing?!?!?! It sounds so interesting but also sooooo far away! I just read Scarlet and now I have to wait a whole year!!!!
(was that the perfect gif or what?)
Oh and Scarlet and Wolf better be there too or I'll just...I'll just:
In the mean time....
The cover for these book ...more
Are you absolutely sure you don't want to give it to me now??
Oh, and I had it straight from Marissa herself that, yes, Scarlet and Wolf will be in Cress with POVs!!! (I think the POV is Scarlet's though)
BEST YET. WINTER, WHY YOU SO FAR AWAY? WHAT IS BRAIN.
Originally posted at Writer of Wrongs
This review contains spoilers for books one and two in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Scarlet.
Okay. Words. I need to put together words for this book, but I can't because THIS BOOK.
It's a big, honking long book, and trust me, that's the best part. You never want this ride to end. We're thrust into action and adventure from the get-go. The characters you've come to love throughout the series su ...more
It will always be Kai and Cinder.
Her satellite made one full orbit around planet Earth every sixteen hours. It was a prison that came with an endlessly breathtaking view—vast blue oceans and swirling clouds and sunrises that set half the world on fire.
Teaser Sentence as Randomly Selected by Twitter. From page 28:
“I don’t mind the scars.” He shrugged, his eyes taking on a mischievous spark. “They hold better memories now than they used to.”
THINGS HAPPEN. AND IT IS AMAZING.
Full review to come.
Original Review 03/09/2013
Just got back from Marissa's signing in Toronto. She told us a number of interesting versions of fairytales which have given me a number of different theories about this book. The biggest being?
(view spoiler)[CRESS AND THORNE FALL IN LOVE! <\spoiler>
Basically Rapunzel's parents pawned her off to a witch after the witch gave her mother lettuce (her mother was craving lettuce while she was preg ...more
We swing into action from the very beginning of this novel, during which we meet Cress and get to know the kind of life she lived inside this satellite for almost a decade. Like always, I love the references t ...more
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads
I’ve been very up front about my love of fairy tales, and Rapunzel is one of the only Grimms’ Fairy Tales that has a somewhat happy ending (even if it is a little bit risqué). In the original version, the prince finds Rapunzel after hearing her sing. He comes back day after day to listen to her, and eventually he sees the Witch and learns how to gain entrance to the tower. Which he does. Frequently.
*suggestively waggles eyebrows*
Which brings us to how Witch disco ...more
“I will not be shackled to this satellite anymore.”
• Rapunzel • Crescent •
In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army....more
Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orde
PS: I LOVED IT!
MY LUNAR CHRONICLES DISCUSSION VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZizJB...
For some reason, I almost feel like I have to defend my love for these books. Is that weird? Or are there really a bunch of you out there giving me the Judgy Eye for being all aflutter every time I read another installment of the Lunar Chronicles? I'm just paranoid, right?
Ok, so...Cress = Rapunzel (or Tangled, as my little girl calls her).
She's been imprisoned in a Tower (read: satellite orbiting the Earth) for years by an evil witch (read: Sybil) Her parents were forced to give ...more
Cress was one of my most anticipated books of 2014 and so, I did a gleeful dance when it arrived in the mail. I really didn't know how Meyer could top the absolutely amazing Cinder and Scarlet, both of which are two of my all-time favorite books. Cress is definitely Marissa Meyer's best book to date and it upsets me how there is only one more book left in this series (Winter).
Cress, the titular character is probably my favorite character from Th ...more
So im trying to do reviews of books that i have alredy read
This book it’s definetly the best so far and im pretty sure that Winter is going to be even better tbh i have really high expectations on it. Just think how finally we’re having like the whole squad together and it’s so exciting.
Alright let’s sta ...more
OH MY GODDDDD!!!!! THE COVER HAS BEEN REVEALED!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
AND IT'S AMAZINGG!!!!!!!!
I CAN'T FUCKING WAIT OMG!
It sounds so amazing, I just can't.. like no.. waiting is so hard!
Cress comes out in freaking February! My birth month, so it's even harder to wait for considering it feels like I JUST HAD MY BIRTHDAY. But no... I didn't. 7 MORE MONTHS GUYS. IN THE MEANTIME I WILL HAVE TO BE TWIDDLING MY THUMBS...more
This book met all of my great expectations. The story was absolutely epic, the characters went through so much development and it was just EPIC. I mean, it's FAIRYTALES AND SCIENCE FICTION. What could go wrong? Nothing!
The ending makes you want Winter right away! I seriously can't wait for it! I need it! It left me with so many yet unanswered questions.
Speaking of Winter, she is such a fantastic character! We only meet her in one single scene, but tha ...more
+ the plot
The book started remarkably slowly considering what had happened at the e ...more
This book blew me away. I mean I really enjoy Cinder and Kai. I freaking love Scarlet and Wolf. AND I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THORNE AND CRESS! These two characters are so unbelievably perfect. I didn't want this book and more precisely their story to end. I NEED MORE! :(
I think Cress is one of my all time favourite female protagonists. I mean her actions and behaviour would probably annoy me if she was a normal teenage girl, but Cress' naivety and credulity is just so adorable. ...more
Upon typing the first few words of this review, I realized that I actually didn’t have a lot to say about the book, other than that I thoroughly enjoyed it! It’s action-packed to the max; it’s funny, quirky and romantic, and takes place in the most highly developed dystopian world I’ve read about. I can only recommend The Lunar Chronicles and can’t wait for Winter – I think it’s going to be amazing!
Me demoré más de lo que esperé en leerlo y creí que nunca acabaría, lol. Me pasó con este libro que al tener muchas páginas tenía la impresión de que muchas de ellas serían de relleno y es más, confesaré que me costo un poquito leerlo porque sentí algunos de sus capítulos algo densos y me costó tener esas ganas que dan de querer seguir leyendo. Hay capítulos y capítulos, por supuesto, y la verdad es que a pesar de ellos, el libro me gustó un montón. Sin duda supera mis expectativas dejadas ...more
I can't say I enjoyed reading this; I counted down till the end. For those of you who aren't aware, Marissa Meyer and I have a love-hate relationship, leaning towards the latter, unfortunately. I found Cinder to be less-than-stellar, devoid of world-building and overtaken by a plot that was far too predictable. When the synopsis of Scarlet released, all it took was one mention of Wolf to have me scrambling for a copy. Admittedly, Scarlet had its flaws too, but I loved it. Unabas ...more
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|Lunar Chronicles Elimination Game!!!||1699||531||May 29, 2015 01:59PM|
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CINDER, my debut novel, is a futuristic re-envisioning of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic. Release date: 3 Jan 2012.
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"Do you think it was destiny that brought us together?"
He squinted and, after a thoughtful moment, shook his head. "No. I'm pretty sure it was Cinder.”
Cress leaned forward, propping her elbows on her knees, "Like the star?"
She stiffened, instantly embarrassed, and scooted back from him again. "Oh. Um. In a constellation, the brightest star is called the alpha. I thought maybe you meant that she's...like...your brightest star." Looking away, she knotted her hands in her lap, aware that she was blushing furiously now and this beast of a man was about to realize what an over-romantic sap she was.
But instead of sneering or laughing, Wolf sighed, "Yes," he said, his gaze climbing up to the full moon that had emerged in the blue evening sky. "Exactly like that.”