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Cinder
Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles | Marissa Meyer
The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!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. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading menWhich of your characters is most like you?I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but noI can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the nave sidethings that could be said about me tooalthough she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write?I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch.If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you?Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book?Scarlet is awesomeshe's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)
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Bookwormjillk
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This was a fun twist on Cinderella including a plague storyline that made it timely. #LMPBC

ozma.of.oz 🎉🎉 1mo
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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👥 Iko [The Lunar Chronicles]
👥 Depending on the story I like both

Thanks for the tag @Eadie

#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Excellent choice!Thanks for playing! 1mo
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Eggs Great choice 👸🏻 2mo
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KatieDid927
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My last book for April was my second book for April‘s Cinderella #FairyTaleReadingChallenge. I‘m glad I finally started this series! I love the mythology and I liked the first installment even more than I thought I would. Looking forward to May‘s challenges! @Charityann

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TheAromaofBooks
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I think this book has been on my TBR since it first was published in 2012 haha Worth the wait - creative and fun with likable characters. I did feel like the place cyborgs had in society wasn't very well explained, but on the whole I really enjoyed this one. And since it's been on my list ten years, I don't have to wait for the rest of the series! Bought all the others on Pango so they should be here next week!!

Someone gifted this one to me ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) for the #LitsyLoveWinterSwap back in 2019, but I didn't write down who... but thank you!! 😁

#Roll100 - 28 (March) @PuddleJumper
#19822022 @Librarybelle
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
#FairyTaleReadingChallenge @Charityann
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PuddleJumper Oh wow! That's a long time 2mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 2mo
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melmes awesome! i read this a while back and i enjoyed it. an interesting retelling 2mo
Bookzombie I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 2mo
Librarybelle Hooray!! 2mo
Ruthiella I loved this series. ❤️ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @PuddleJumper - Sadly, not a long time compared to some of the other books on my shelves 😂 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @melmes @Ruthiella - I'm really excited about reading the rest of the series, too!!! 2mo
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ozma.of.oz
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Cinder, a gifted mechanic, has no intentions in being swept up in interplanetary politics & a murderous Queen. But that‘s precisely what happens when Prince Kai asks her to repair an android.

I‘m really glad I had the opportunity to visit this again! The sci fi was fun, very space opera. Cinder was great & had a agency. The prince had his own story. I‘m curious to see what happens after that cliffhanger, so I‘ve got the sequel on hold! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

ozma.of.oz #LMPBC #GroupU #Round14 Hope to drop this in the mail tomorrow! We‘ll see how the leg is feeling! 🤞🏻 (edited) 2mo
Sharpeipup Love that cover! 2mo
Sharpeipup Love that cover! 2mo
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GondorGirl I love these new covers so much, but can't justify buying the series all over again. 😫 2mo
fredamans My favorite YA series of all time! 😊 These new covers are epic though! 2mo
Bookwormjillk Got this today! 2mo
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ozma.of.oz
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Doctor says the leg pain of the last few days is probably the beginnings of a small blood clot. 🙃🙃

So it‘s a take it easy day today!

Susanita Take care! 2mo
peanutnine Oh goodness, hopefully nothing too serious. Feel better soon! 2mo
BookishBelle Definitely take it easy! Feel better soon! 2mo
Ruthiella Oh no! Take it easy. ❤️ 2mo
BookBr Eek! Hope you stay well! 2mo
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adoramichaels
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Loved this book and so happy to have the anniversary edition!!!!! 😍😍😍

#specialedition #thelunarchronicles #cinder #marissameyer

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ozma.of.oz
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It snowed yesterday. 😤

I was getting all excited for spring, going to pull off the covers of the patio furniture. And snow. Boo.

So I‘m curling up with some cinnamon apple tea with a bit of honey and my #LMPBC book. #GroupU

Jgacreations Oh i love that one! 2mo
Marialou Love this book! 2mo
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ozma.of.oz
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I forgot to check my mail yesterday! Look what‘s here @Endowarrior21 ! So shiny! I am so excited to get started as soon as I finish off Vonnegut! 💕

CBee Ohhhh I adore this series 😍😍😍 3mo
kelli7990 I enjoyed this series. 3mo
hannah-leeloo Good series 3mo
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Endowarrior21
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My #LMPBC is on its way to @ozma.of.oz and my #SpeculativeSpringSwap @Avanders and my #LitsyLovesAnimals @DinoMom @ShelleyBooksie are on there way to their persons.

DinoMom Yay! 3mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🔮🦠🧬🧞‍♂️💜 3mo
ozma.of.oz Woo! 3mo
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Endowarrior21

This will be on its way to you Friday @ozma.of.oz . I did not get to read it so I can't wait to see what you guys think of it. @ozma.of.oz @Bookwormjillk @Johanna414 #LMPBC @suvata

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Twainy
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I read Cinder years ago & enjoyed it! Book one of The Lunar Chronicles. YA so beware of the typical tropes. I liked the original covers, I may collect them all.

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Ddzmini
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Just finished this game n my bedtime read… (see what I mean) … on my kindle app cute story

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khristen.samson
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Society takes places at the time with futuristic advanced technology and high risk of being infected by a deathly plague. Cinder, is just a mechanic that is trying to get through life by her awful step family. Likewise, the emperor decided to host a ball to find Prince Kai, an empress. However, she cannot go to the event even though she wants to. She was a cyborg and no prince would ever want to be in a presence near her.

khristen.samson If you like books that has fantasy, romance, and action that sets in futuristic society with hint of fairy tales then this book is what I would recommend for you. Likewise, the theme of this book is about gaining self-acceptance regardless of the prejudice one may face in society. For instance, cyborgs are seen as nothing more than a burden or vocal guinea pigs in the world. 4mo
khristen.samson Those who have experience prejudice will relate to the protagonist when it comes to accepting their worth regardless of systemic laws oppressing their rights. 4mo
MissYaremcio Khristen- nicely done!!! I‘m so glad you are enjoying this series! 6/6 4mo
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So I was gonna go with The Witch Haven as my pick for #LMPBC this round but I can't find it lol so Cinder it is lol plus I have not read it since it came out 10 years ago so it is going to be fun going back into that world all over again. @Bookwormjillk @Johanna414 @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz That‘s about when I read it! I‘m really looking forward to it! ❤️ 4mo
Bookwormjillk Sounds good! 4mo
Johanna414 Haha that works for me! 4mo
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A deformed cyborg with a missing foot.
A Lunar with a stolen identity.
A mechanic with no one to run to, nowhere to go.
But they would be looking for a ghost.
#Cinder #MarissaMeyer #TheLunarChronicles #lastline #closingline #book #books #bookmark #bookmarks #bookmarket #bookmarkets #bookmoment #bookmoments #bookquote #bookquotes #bookqueen #bookquirk #quote #quotes #bookworm #bookworms #bookwormlife #YoungAdult #Fantasy #ScienceFiction 💖💖💖💖💖

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TheBookAddict 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 Now I have to dig out my Lunar Chronicles series and reread them! 5mo
BookBelle84 I'm excited for this but I would have liked to see it as a live action series like Shadow & Bone. 5mo
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Branwen
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Here is another series I love that I ended up getting second copies of because they changed the covers and the new ones are TOO BEAUTIFUL TO RESIST! 😍 I mean seriously, look at them! I resisted for as long as I could and then ended up just caving one day! 😂🤣 There are worse things in the world than having two sets of a book series you love, right? 🙈💕📚💕

Kimberlone I never got into this series, but totally agree these newer covers are gorgeous 🔥 5mo
GondorGirl Ugh. If I hadn't gotten my original hardcovers signed I would have totally gotten these new covers... they're SO much better! 5mo
Branwen @Kimberlone The colors alone are mesmerizing! 😍 @GondorGirl RIGHT?! They're just so much better! 5mo
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aperfectmjk
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Finished this one today. I really didn't want to read this one believe it or not, but finally decided to give it a chance. The story of Cinderella has a special place in my heart, so I was concerned. But honestly, this was so loosely based in my opinion that I quite enjoyed it. I think I'll continue on with the series and see what happens.

#bookspinbingo #SeriesRead2022 #19822022 (published 2012) @TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView @Librarybelle

HollyBolly I absolutely love this series!! The next one is my favorite because it includes my favorite character! 6mo
Librarybelle I remember when this one came out and how many people I know who read it loved it! I have yet to read it for some reason…🤔 6mo
TheAromaofBooks I have genuinely been meaning to read this series forever - and I LOVE the new covers! 6mo
TheSpineView Great job! 6mo
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Joey! Thank you so much for these comfy socks and awesome cat clips!! And the book sounds amazing! I think I have another one in this series! Merry Christmas 🎄

DarkMina You‘re welcome! ♥️ 6mo
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sweetffa09
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thewallflower0707
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A fun, if predictable start of the series. I‘m starting #Scarlet right after!

#cinder #marissameyer

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ErraticElle
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An adventurous sci-fi fairytale retelling & an incredibly creative read with a lot of fun & intrigue built in. Absolutely its own story. There are parallels with the original tale, but so much of it is unique & new. The plot is admittedly a bit predictable, but still fun. The pacing is good & the detail in the writing evokes a pretty powerful atmosphere. The characters carry the story. I'm totally sucked in to this world & I'm ready for more.

fredamans My favorite YA series of all time! 10mo
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I'm looking forward to revisiting this series.

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If there had been one more page of plague stuff, this would be a so-so (I‘m not ready for that yet). I like modern retellings but I think I like future retellings better now. My one thing is that I wish that instead of Cinder gaining over Kai maybe it could have been vise-versa? In New Berlin, the blue fever sweeps across the Commonwealth, a place where cyborgs are looked down upon. Cinder, a cyborg herself, is a mechanic. When her stepsister ⬇️

Zoe-h ⬆️gets the blue fever, her stepmother volunteers her for vaccine testing, and Cinders life starts to unravel. (Docking one star for a *maybe* transphobic conversation) 4⭐️ 11mo
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Book 110

Tattooedteacher I played the audio of this while visiting my aging aunt. She could not believe that I was able to listen to a book from my phone, through my car speakers. Too funny. 12mo
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I need the next one. Now!
This is such a good twist on the classic fairy tale. Cinder is awesome and I want to know what happens next so badly!
I love the sci-fi world building - especially the personalities of the androids!

DarkMina Love this series! 12mo
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mimsy
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LOVE LOVE LOVE

PickwickPlockPlock Welcome to litsy! 13mo
mimsy Thank you!! 13mo
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Piper
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I absolutely loved this book!! Retelling of Cinderella. The whole series is great!1🙂

AliD73 I‘ve been wanting to read this. 13mo
Piper It's great!! 13mo
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Piper
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I absolutely loved this book! Retelling of Cinderella. The whole series is great....🙂

AliD73 Welcome to Litsy! 😀 13mo
ozma.of.oz Welcome to Litsy! 🎉🎉 13mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy! 🙂 #litsywelcomewagon 13mo
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Piper Thanks 😊 13mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🙌🏻🌹📚 13mo
Piper Thanks everyone!!🙂 13mo
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Blerdgal_Fenix

Picked up this little gym by accident. It was in my Libby holds multiple times and never read it. Now it‘s available - I am curious about the story. I head the series is worth reading. I am still up in the air about the whole thing but we will see.the little bit I have read seems to be interesting retelling of the classic story.

Liatrek I loved this book and the whole series 🙂 One of my favorite Cinderella retellings. 1y
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Loved this series. Great fairytale retelling.

Jgacreations I loved these too 1y
CrowCAH This series is AMAZING; love it!!! 1y
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#SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView

I'm so glad I finally read this; I loved it!

Cinder is a wonderfully complex character and the world Meyer has created is creative and fun. Probably one of the most unique retellings I've ever read. I hope the rest of the series is just as good.

TheSpineView Another book I own but have not gotten to! Sigh. 1y
Liatrek Loved this series so much ❤️❤️ Cinder was a fantastic character. 1y
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I read the first three books back when they were published but by the time book 4 had come out I just wasn‘t as into it at the time. I‘ve decided to fix that and am doing the books in audio while I start doing yard work to prepare my garden.
It‘s a fun book and I‘m enjoying it just fine, it‘s still a whirlwind adventure with interesting and fun characters and the narrator is easy to listen to.

hannah-leeloo Love this series 1y
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readordierachel
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The fancy new cover seduced me. I was really hard on this book the first time I read it. This time I enjoyed it much more, maybe because my expectations were appropriately calibrated. Think I'll just go ahead and reread the rest of these now.

I have to say though, if I was playing a game and had to drink every time it's mentioned that Cinder is a mechanic and has grease somewhere on her person, I would probably die 🙄😆

AlaMich I hate repetitive things like that in books. I start to obsess about it and I can‘t stop thinking that some editor should have put a stop to it. 1y
Ruthiella There were certain tropes and tics that slightly bugged me in this series and yet I really enjoyed it as a whole. It was fun and Meyers does witty banter well, which is particularly exemplified by Capitan Thorn in the later books! 1y
readordierachel @AlaMich I know what you mean. It becomes all I can see. I think repetition is more forgivable in YA, but at one point I actually started laughing b/c it had been mentioned so many times. Still a fun book though. 1y
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readordierachel @Ruthiella Yes! Cress was my favorite the first time I read these, because of him. He gives me Han Solo vibes. And I totally agree that these work better and are very enjoyable when taken as a whole. They build on each other really well. 1y
SpiderGoddess Oooooh! I love this author. I need to read this! 1y
readordierachel @SpiderGoddess It's fun 👍🏼 1y
merelybookish Cover is pretty cool. I haven't read these but my daughter loved them. 1y
UwannaPublishme I must finish this series. 🙌🏻Only read Cinder and really enjoyed it. But your cover is much cooler than mine. 😁 1y
batsy Yep, it's one of those don't think too hard books! I enjoyed it on that level 😁 These covers are very cool. 1y
readordierachel @merelybookish They are a fun way to pass the time when you want to "think too hard" as @batsy aptly put it ?, and cool covers certainly don't hurt 1y
readordierachel @UwannaPublishme You must! The books get progressively better, so if you enjoyed Cinder, you're in for a treat 😊 1y
Centique I liked this one then enjoyed the second one even more and loved the third one. Like candy really 😂 Oh you‘re rereading! I reread Cinder on audiobook which was fun too. (edited) 1y
readordierachel @Centique I had the same progression with these books. Loved the third (rereading it now!) If I reread these again, I'll check out the audiobooks! 1y
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A great sci-fi Cinderella retelling. For the full review, please visit http://benjamin-m-weilert.com/index.php/2021/02/10/book-cinder-2012/

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Mrs_B
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@bookgoil it's here!
I can't believe you chose this one! Even this week I was looking at this and thinking that I'd love to get my hands on this series!!! SO EXCITING!
Super grateful to #LitsyLove and being the winner of the November donator draw.

Bookgoil Yay it made it! I was so mad when the first one got canceled and it took them over a month to tell me 😂 I love that series so I hope you love it! ❤️❤️ 1y
reading_rainbow I Love that cover 💕💕 1y
DarkMina I love this series! 1y
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Mrs_B @Bookgoil I squealed when I opened it! 1y
Mrs_B @reading_rainbow it‘s so pretty. 😍 1y
Mrs_B @DarkMina I‘m looking forward to it! 1y
EatSleepRead Good series! 1y
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DarkMina
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#LovePrevails #lunarchronicles

Day 6: Fairytale Love

Eggs Perfection ❣️ 1y
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Kar2b
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One of my favorite series, which makes the collectible teacup that came in the December LitJoy crate so perfect!

Gissy So pretty! ☕️ 1y
Powered_By_Plants How cute 🥰 have you read ‘heartless‘ I just finished it , it was my first read by Marissa and loved it . 1y
Kar2b @Powered_By_Plants I have, and I loved it too. I‘m a big fan of all things Alice in Wonderland! 1y
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One of the better Cinderella retellings out there FOR SURE. I loved the sci-fi take on a classic story, and Cinder and Kai are both fascinating POV characters. Better go find book 2! #yalit #scifi #fairytales

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RainyDayReading
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I‘m doing #tbrdeckofcards hosted by the lovely @Clwojick but with @TheAromaofBooks twist. Instead of pulling a set amount of cards a month, I‘m going to pull one at a time and I can‘t move onto the next card until I finish the previous one. I‘m trying to keep extra pressure off of my reading this year so I feel like doing that will work better for me. First pull is Retelling! These are what I could find so I shall read whichever grabs my attention

TheAromaofBooks I'm way into everyone's variations of #tbrdeckofcards haha Also the two McKinley books are both favorites of mine although Spindle's End is definitely a more rambly tale. I love it, but it drives my sister crazy 😂 1y
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“ I'm sure I'll feel much more grateful when I find a guy who thinks complex wiring in a girl is a turn-on. ”

monkeygirlsmama I still need to read this. Thanks for the reminder! :) 1y
Infinityspace207 @monkeygirlsmama its my pleasure 😂 1y
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hannah-leeloo A great series 2y
DarkMina Loved this series! 2y
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Heyo guys, thanks SO much for y‘all who participated in Super Sunday, expect another this coming Sunday 😜
Moving on to the actual BOOK, you guys remember my #Seraphina review? I‘m starting to see some similarities in the two characters and overall book. Both girls are ashamed and hateful of their bodies; both have an unwanted love interest; both live in a world where their... KIND is hated. See what I mean?

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I remember when I first read this 5 years ago, the idea of a plague that had claimed hundreds of thousands of lives seemed astronomical. Re-reading it today, that number doesn't seem so big anymore.

Thanks 2020 😞

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BlazinHoney
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Not gonna lie, I read the description of this solely based on this cover 🙃 but the audiobook is cute and entertaining so far 👍🏽

CogsOfEncouragement I read the whole series (not audiobook) and really liked it. Enjoy. 2y
BlazinHoney @CogsOfEncouragement oh that‘s awesome❣️ thank you 😊 2y
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