Sunday, April 30, 2017

CINDER (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

AUTHOR: Marissa Meyer -- Twitter | Website
PUBLISHED: January 3, 2012 by Feiwel + Friends (Macmillan) 
GENRE: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Fairy Tale Retelling, Romance
PAGES: 387
SOURCE: Self-purchased
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RATING: 5 HEARTS

SUMMARY:
Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother.

Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder's brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it "a matter of national security," but Cinder suspects it's more serious than he's letting on.

Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder's intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that's been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter's illness, Cinder's stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an "honor" that no one has survived.

But it doesn't take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

THE ORPHAN QUEEN (The Orphan Queen #1) by Jodi Meadows

This book was provided to me by Katherine Tegen (an imprint of Harper Collins) in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book or my review. Thank you Harper Collins.


AUTHOR: Jodi Meadows -- Twitter | Website
PUBLISHED: March 10, 2015 by Katherine Tegen (Harper Collins) 
GENRE: Young Adult, High Fantasy
PAGES: 391
SOURCE: Publisher
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RATING: 4.5 HEARTS

SUMMARY:
Wilhelmina has a hundred identities. 

She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others.

Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

THESE BROKEN STARS (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner

This book was provided to me by Disney-Hyperion in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book or my review. Thank you Disney-Hyperion!

AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman -- Twitter | Website
               Meagan Spooner -- Twitter | Website
PUBLISHED: December 10, 2013 by Disney-Hyperion 
GENRE: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
PAGES: 374
SOURCE: Publisher
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RATING: 5 HEARTS

SUMMARY:


Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive – alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.  

The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.