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Guest Review: Shani takes on CINDER by Marissa Meyer

"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!

Guest Review: Two Chicks on Books Takes on EVERNEATH!

"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!"
 
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