Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
Goodreads Summary: Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.
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.
My Review: I have had this book on my TBR list for a really long time and my book club decided to read it which worked out perfectly for me!
The book started out a little slow for me because it seemed too similar to Cinderella but it picked up pretty quickly once the plot line was introduced. The whole cyborg thing mixed with a plague was fantastic and I have never read anything like it which was great and then the inclusion of alien creatures made the book even more unique. The only thing I didn’t like was how easily I figured out how the book was going to end, so there weren’t many things that caught me off guard but it was good regardless.
The whole insta-love thing was kind of annoying, but it was Cinderella so I expected it. The Prince did grow on me though because of the few times I got to read through his point of view. By the end of the book I was completely pro-prince-and-cinder.
I cannot wait to read the next one because the book may have ended how I thought but I have no idea what is going to happen next. I am hoping to fall madly in love with the Prince like in Cinderella.
You can buy Cinder here, and I recommend it. What did the rest of you guys think of Cinder?
Angelfire (Angelfire #1) by Courtney Allison Moulton
First there are nightmares.
Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her.
Then come the memories.
When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie’s power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will holds the key to Ellie’s memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream.
Now she must hunt.
Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember.
My Review: This book had a really interesting concept and really lived up to the great summary it had. I haven’t read many books about angels so I was pretty excited to try this series.
The plot took a bit to develop but it was immediately entrancing and I fell in love with the story. Ellie was a great main character and even though the story was extremely similar to the old Disney movie Wendy Wu, I was addicted to finding out what happened to her. The plot continued getting better and better and left off the book with an ending that made me wanting more.
Will was also a totally swoon-worthy attractive protective badass guardian and I love him. That is all I have to say about him.
I had to put the next book on hold and will be reading Cinder in the meantime so stay tuned. I miss Will already…
This book was definitely worth the read and I recommend it. You can buy Angelfire here.
Night Roamers Series by Kristen Middleton
Goodreads Summary of Book 1: There ARE creatures lurking in the dead of night… Seventeen year old Nikki and her twin brother, Nathan, move to the small town of Shore Lake to start over after their mother is brutally attacked. When a missing teenager washes up on shore during their first night at the cabin and there are whispers of vampires in Shore Lake, Nikki begins to realize that there are things roaming in the darkness that are far more sinister than what they left behind in the big city.
My Review: This series was extremely addictive and I fell in love immediately. I have to review the whole series in one post because I read all 4 books in 2 days and I didn’t stop to blog…it was a struggle. Binge reading series like this one is my weakness as a blogger.
Anyway, I wasn’t sure about reading another series about vampires because they can be so cliché, but I was pleasantly surprised with how the story played out. There was a super frustrating love triangle involved and I have to say I love both of them and I was happy/depressed with how it turned out. The vampire part of the story was actually not too bad, it was kind of dumb sometimes like how people got turned into vampires, but it was dumb in a good way.
The characters were really likeable and I felt like I was a part of their story which was why the series was so addicting. Each book picked up where the last left off so it was really easy to finish one and immediately start the next. The plot line was also really good and developed and I enjoyed following the plot through the books.
These were super fast paced amazing books and I would recommend these to anyone who likes paranormal books. You can get the first one here free for a limited time.