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"Cinder by Marissa Mayer gets a five out of five stars! The story takes place in a  futuristic world not long after World War IV with a disease that spreads fast with no cure. There is also the constant threat of war from the Lunars which are a new race of people that inhabit the moon. The main character Cinder, is a half-human, half-cyborg teenage girl that lives with her step mother and two sisters. Her only friends are a robot with a personality glitch, and her younger human step sister. Cinder always questioned who she was since she woke up with the surgery done and orphaned by a car accident at age five. The only person that could have known, her step father,  died of the disease in Europe after adopting her.
Life changes for Cinder, a simple mechanic, when Prince Kai comes to her stand and asked her to repair his old robot. Theirs is a romance that faces the challenges of duty and love. Another event is when her sister also being very best friend catches the disease. Cinder's step mother blames her and is quick to get rid of her. Cinder will learn so much about her self through these events and many secrets will be discovered about her past. Little does she now how important to the world she really is...
I loved Cinder! It was a quick read and I didn't realize it was over when I got to the last page. This story is loosely a retelling of Cinderella. It honestly only follows a few of the cliches from Cinderella. This story could appeal to different people because of the many genres it connects with.  There's some romance, some comedy, and lots of answered questions! Marissa Mayer did an amazing job!" --Shani =}
 
 
Shani is a regular at our NYMBC events! We met her at the Dark Days tour. You can get your reviews on our website, too, by introducing yourself to Maggie at ANY of our events! Thanks for your review, Shani!
"Brodi Ashton’s debut novel is a fresh breath of air in a genre swamped with witches, vampires, and werewolves! The mythology she brought to life in this story is amazing! I already knew the myths of Persephone and of Orpheus and Eurydice and so I was very interested to see Brodi’s take on this myth.
She did not disappoint at all!

This is my take on the story but in the synopsis the immortal Cole is the villain. I disagree-- I believed time was the bad guy. I actually fell head over heels in love with Cole. I believe he was behaving the only way he knew how. If I would have been Nikki I would have followed him wherever he asked me to. Nikki on the other hand is completely in love with Jack all her plans and her reason for coming back is Jack. I liked him but for some reason I didn’t connect with him like some of my other friends did. I figured out what was going to happen at the end of the story about half way in but that didn’t stop me from finishing I had to make sure that Brodi didn’t throw in any surprises there.
 
Another reason I finished? Brodi’s writing is superb and I had to see how she was going to write the end and like I figured she left me wanting more! I am so happy this is a trilogy I put Everneath down and immediately wanted to start book 2, which sucks because we have a long wait for that.

Lately I’ve been posting quotes from my favorite characters to show you why I love them so now for a quote from the immortal rock god Cole ;)

“Sometimes, when something hurts us, our hearts break a little- in a slightly more… literal way than for humans. Our pain sort of spills out and onto anyone around us. We call it a cracked heart.”
I loved him before that quote and I believe I fell a bit harder at that moment!

If you like mythology or just want an awesome read this book is definitely for you! The wonderful love story will keep you turning the pages either way you read it Nikki and Cole or Nikki and Jack it is epic and I highly recommend it!"
 

Did you miss the fabulous Tahereh at the Dark Days event? Shame. She was awesome, and she had the coolest purse I've ever seen in the history of time, and I thought about mugging her for it but that seemed woefully unprofessional and so I didn't, even though I'm pretty sure the law would have been on my side. I guess we all have regrets. Well, anyway, check this awesome review written by local bloggers GIRLS ON THE WEB. We met this fabulous blogger at Tahereh's event, where we did not mug Tahereh for her purse but thought very seriously about it. Check this *fab* review:

"Shatter Me is a thrilling book full of adventure, superpowers and love. In this book the protagonist, Juliette, starts out in an asylum with nothing but a broken pen and a notebook. She is not in this place because she is crazy, but rather because she is considered a threat to the human race. After almost a year, she sees someone again-they have sent her a roommate. Why have they sent her a roommate, she wonders? It turns out, it is because they want to use her as a weapon. Will she let them or will she rebel? Read the book to find out. This book was absolutely amazing! You don’t have to like superheroes to like this book. I couldn’t sleep until I finished it. Recommended for ages 14+.
 
Shatter Me is the first novel by Tahereh Mafi and is expected to be the first book of a trilogy. Mafi’s writing style is unique allows the reader to get to know the characters better. This book is truly one of a kind." --Girls on the Web 

 

 Don't forget! You can get your OWN copy of FRACTURE by Megan Miranda signed at our upcoming event!
"Although it took me a while to finally sit down and read Fracture, I was not disappointed. Fracture is definitely a pretty quick read, at only 264 pages, but each page is filled with so much emotion it was hard to put it down for long periods of time. I especially loved the relationship between Delaney and all of the most important people in her life and how everyone is so affected by her drowning. Fracture was an amazing read that had me wanting more and more until the very end when I was finally satisfied.

Reading Fracture by Megan Miranda is like listening to one of Beethoven’s symphonies. At first, the story starts slowly, building up to an amazing crescendo and cascading into a perfect finale. Miranda’s writing is just beautiful, she managed to keep me interested enough in the story without feeding me too much information all at once. When Delaney felt happy, I felt happy for her. When Delaney cried, I cried with her. When Troy kissed Delaney in his kitchen, I got butterflies and I could feel my face lighting up. When I finally finished Fracture I was a blubbering mess of emotions. Even remembering how things ended makes me teary-eyed.
 
Fracture is one of those books that you really need to dedicate your time to, because you won’t want to put it down once you start. Miranda takes you into the world of a damaged girl who’s just trying to figure out her life in the wake of a terrible accident. By the end of the book you’ll be laughing, crying, and cheering while still trying to comprehend what happened. I definitely recommend Fracture to lovers of mysteries, thrillers, paranormal, and romances." --Literary Exploration

Literary Exploration is a *FAB* local blogger who comes to ALL the NYMBC events. Check out her blog's home page here.

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