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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cinder (audio)- Bookish Thoughts #35



What Cinder is about:
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.

Cinder is not your everyday average retelling of Cinderella! It surpassed all my expectations and I found myself enthralled and captivated by this fresh and very original story of cyborg, Cinder. I normally do not do futuristic or science fiction books, but I believe I have been missing out on some fantastic worlds and storytelling. Marissa Myer wrote a book that immediately pulls the reader into the story and has them rooting for Cinder from the very first encounter. I also loved, loved, loved Iko, Cinder's little robot friend. And how can I forget Prince Kai??? He was completely adorable, but also very strong willed.

Recommend? YES! I loved listening to this on audio. I thought Rebecca Soler captured the essence of each character and changed her voice just enough to make you believe each and every one. She nailed Cinder's sarcastic voice and I found myself more than once laughing out loud! I'm very excited because book two of the Lunar Chronicles will be coming out in February 2013...can't wait to read more from this talented author!

Source: Won from Sheree@The Eclectic Reader
Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Length of audio: 10 hours


Bookish Thoughts #35
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19 comments:

  1. I loved this also! And you're right - such a fresh, creative approach!

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  2. Glad you liked listening to it as much as I enjoyed reading it! I thought the mixture of fairy tale and futuristic sci fi elements was very original.Looking forward to seeing what the author will do with Little Red Riding Hood in the next in the series!

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  3. I received an ARC of this somehow and I've had others borrow it and love it. Perhaps I should be listening to them.

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  4. I've been on the fence about this book - just not sure it's for me. Maybe the audio is the way to go.

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  5. *nailbiting* Now I want it too!

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  6. I really enjoyed reading this one. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

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  7. I'm not a big sci-fan either, but this book interests me. I will have to look for it on audio. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  8. I have this one sitting on my shelf and really need to get to it. I love re-tellings and the sci-fi angle makes it sound unique.

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  9. I really liked the audio too. Mad that I have to wait so long for the next one!

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  10. Glad you enjoyed this one. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it and can't wait for book two.

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  11. I've wanted to read this ever since it first came out.

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  12. I can never decide if I want to read this one or not, you have me moving closer to the yes side.

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  13. I'm not big on sci-fi books either, but if you loved it, I'm willing to give it at chance. I'll have to borrow Serena's copy once she's had time to read it.

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  14. I absolutely loved this one too! It's difficult to retell a fairy tale and still keep it engaging, but she completely succeeded.

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  15. Woohoo so glad you loved it too!!

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  16. This book made my daughter want to wait until all the books are out in trilogies.

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  17. I had been avoiding looking into this book because I am not really a huge Cinderella fan, but after reading your review I am definitely interested! I did not realize Cinder was a cyborg. What an interesting twist! Thanks for the review, Staci!

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  18. Okay, I've been on the fence about this one. You know how much I love my fairy tales and the retelling of them, but I was scared off by the sci-fi component of this one. If it worked for you with the same kind of hesitation, then it just might work for me, after all.

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