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Cress (The Lunar Chronicles), Marissa Meyer

Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair!
Cress has been living in this satellite away from Lunar for what feels like a lifetime. Even though she is stranded without human or Lunar contact she is supposed to keep tabs on everything happening on Earth. Well, according to Mistress she is supposed to for the Lunar Queen. To Cress the, everything is not so black and white, and she makes the decision to help Cinder and Scarlet even though they don’t know her… yet.
I still have continued to enjoy this series, and seeing where it takes you! All the twists and turns, and the continued growth of all of the characters. I highly recommend you keep going through the series. I cannot wait for he next book to come out in the series! I read some bad reviews on, Fairest, so I will probably read that closer to when Winter comes out in the fall! Until next time,
Keep Turning the Pages
90s Born Reader
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Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles), Marissa Meyer

Cinder_CoverNow, you all know how I love a good series. I finally started and finished reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Cinder is a modern and futuristic take on the story of Cinderella. In Meyer’s version of Cinderella we are placed in a time after fourth World War that has destroyed the world as we know it and has created an entirely different Earth. There are now humans and cyborgs, humans that have been altered with robot-like parts. Our leading lady, Cinder, is a Cyborg. Cinder, just like Cinderella is living with an awful step mother who does not want her, an awful step sister, and one nice step sister. She is forced to work for the family as a mechanic, but she happens to be the best in the Commonwealth. Instead of everything being all singing animals and Fairy Godmothers, there is true conflict in the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth is faced with a disease called Letumosis that reeks havoc on the population causing numerous deaths including the emperor of the Commonwealth, causing a young Prince Kai to come into the throne having to deal with both the epidemic, and a competing nation of the Lunars.
There’s so much more going on in Meyer’s version of Cinderella, but I don’t want to go into too much detail and I want to leave it up to you to figure out. I like her version because it is different, and darker. It is not just about all the singing animals, and Cinderella being nice to everyone, there’s a lot more going on. While reading I thought she also put in some things that are plaguing our world today. I would recommend this book. It is an easy read, and there are more fairy tales that she uses to weave her story. Until next time,
Keep Turning the Pages
90s Born Reader
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Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles), Marissa Meyer

ScarletIn the “The Lunar Chronicles”, we meet Little Red Riding Hood and the big bad Wolf, or Scarlet and… Wolf. Here, in a small town in France, we meet two people who Cinder does not even know she needs yet.
Scarlet has been living with her grandmother for most of her life, and recently her grandmother has been taken and no one believes her because everyone thinks that her grandmother is crazy and left of her own will. Scarlet knows better, she knows that her grandmother would not leave her on her own without telling her why. In town all people can talk about is a crazy cyborg girl who tried to assassinate the Prince…or the Queen… no one is exactly sure. When Scarlet almost starts a fight in a restaurant her family provides vegetables for, Wolf comes to her aid. Wolf is a known street fighter in these parts, and fights with a feral intensity. There’s something about him that Scarlet can’t get out of her head. It is with his help that they go on to try and find her Grandmother, but c’mon can Little Red Riding Hood ever trust the Wolf?
The second installment of “The Lunar Chronicles” was just as good as the first! I had a hard time putting the book down, or really my kindle app wherever I have it, my phone, tablet, computer. They way Marissa Meyer continues to put a twist on these classic fairytales is astounding, and I hope the third one is just as great. Until next time,
Keep Turning the Pages
90s Born Reader