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Cover Reveal: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

As you know, I recently read Cinder and LOVED it! This is book 2 in the series, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I don’t think this cover is as stunning and unique as Cinder’s, but that would be difficult to achieve. Cinder was one of my fave covers of 2012! I do like it though. It’s very cool. I like how you can only see part of Scarlet with her awesome red cape flying behind her. It looks mysterious. I can’t wait to read this book!

Click HERE to read my review of Cinder.
Click HERE to read the USA Today cover reveal article.
Click HERE to read Marissa Meyer’s blog post about it with links to the first 2 chapters of Scarlet and ARC Giveaway!!

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Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: January 2012
Pages: 387
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Source: library
5 Stars: I LOVED IT!!!

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, the 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.

My Thoughts:
I’ve wanted to read this book for months! The cover rocks. I finally got the chance, and it was amazing. I loved this book!! 5 Stars! Warning: I almost gave it 4 stars because I was so mad that the ending left me hanging so badly, but once I calmed down I realized I loved the read so much it deserved 5 stars. I’m dying to read the next book! I haven’t been this into a series in awhile.

I don’t read sci-fi so I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t expecting it to be a new favorite that’s for sure.

I loved the world of New Beijing. It was intense and heart breaking. The plague was terrifying and hopeless. Cinder was a cyborg which meant she was human but had machine parts added by scientists after an accident of some kind. The human citizens looked down on the cyborgs. Some felt they should have died in whatever accident made them need cyborg parts. They felt it was unnatural and basically were scared of them. Cinder lived in fear that people would discover she was cyborg. Her “family” hated her for it.

Cinder’s best friend was her droid Iko, a robot. Iko was unique with her personality. I loved it! She had a crush on the Prince. My favorite quote by Iko was after meeting the Prince. “Prince Kai! Check my fan, I think I’m overheating.” (pg. 14) Prince Kai was great! I think I’ll stop here so I don’t give away any of the amazing twists and turns throughout the book.

Cinder took me on an amazing ride. I laughed. I cried. I screamed. I sighed. It was wonderful.

Marissa Meyer will be at the Austin Teen Book Festival on September 29th. I can’t wait!

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: very mild ( kissing )
Language: very mild ( d***-3, h***-1 )
Violence: mild ( face slap, plague, death, blood )

Buy it!

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction

This is book #1 in my preparation for the Austin Teen Book Festival!

This is book #4 of my 2012 Debut Author Challenge, hosted by The Story Siren.

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2012 Debut Author Challange

The Story Siren is hosting the 2012 Debut Author Challenge! I was hesitant to sign up because I wasn’t sure if I read a lot of debut authors. I feel like I’m constantly catching up on other books my favorite authors have written or finishing a series. I thought about it some more and realized I was already planning on reading some debuts and didn’t know it.  It’s also hard to know if a debut author writes clean fiction so I just have to take a risk and read it. If the book turns out not to be clean I stop reading it and move on to the next book. =) I’m trying to read at least twelve 2012 debut author books for the challenge. Here’s my list so far.


Click the title to see the book on goodreads.com.

1. The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Witaker
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
3. First Date by Krista McGee
4. Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom
5. Fracture by Megan Miranda
6. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
7. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
8. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

. . . and those are just the books being released in the month of January. 2012 should be a great book year!

Are you part of the challenge?

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Waiting on Wednesday: Cinder

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly post, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

Cinder
by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: January 3, 2012

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.

I love this cover! It’s so simple but really intriguing. Let’s just say that I love shoes! This book sounds like a really interesting retelling of the Cinderella story. I love a good retelling. I can’t wait to read it!

What’s your WoW this week?