Slightly incoherent musings: The lunar chronicles by Marissa Meyer

The lunar chronicles follow Cinder a lunar cyborg and her friends as they try to save the world.

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Hardcover, 1st, 452 pages

Published February 5th, 2013 by Feiwel & Friends

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.


Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

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I love Marissa Meyer!!!

Marrissa Meyer did a great job continuing the amazing story that began in Cinder and making readers unable to put it down!  The relationships and romance were great, the characters and the character development was also just as great. What can I say- it was great!

Really I don’t know how Marissa Meyer writes in so many different points of views and pulls it off!!! I fell in luuuuuve with them all as their own unique selfs.

One of the only flaws was the little world-building (Why are they on the moon?) apart from that pure fun and enjoyment. There was also a slight pacing issue and the issue of insta-love but still the good outweighs the bad.

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What’s not to love? If you liked Cinder I’d definitely pick this up. Scarlet and Wolf were just MADE ME SQEAUL!

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“I knew they would kill me when they found out, but…” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them than live because I betrayed you.”

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Hardcover, 1st, 550 pages
Published February 4th by Feiwel & Friends

In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has

Firstly I love Cress.She is such a loveable little jellybean.

AND OMG. I have so many ships to sail in these series.

The book was slightly predictable but the characters were just so entertaining. It was a big (bowl?bucket?) of fun. And there were definitely a few twists thrown into the mix that had me shaking in the middle of the night.

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I just realized how crazy I probably look when I read :/

Probably my favorite book … honestly the series just keeps getting better!!

The book is really high stakes although the pace isn’t tfast. I loved almost every part of the book though!!

Yes sometimes the romance was too cheesy or the point of view a bit tedious (ughh some of them were plain snore) as a whole though it was great.

Marissa Meyer is great at developing plot layers. She incorporates the original fairy tale of Rapunzel along with the fantasy elements of her series like the Lunars, cyborgs, Lunar/Earthen politics, even more twists with the Lunar shells, and the stories of Cinder and Scarlet as well.

There were more characters, locations; more to love!

“Captain?”
“Yeah?”
“Do you think it was destiny that brought us together?”
He squinted and, after a thoughtful moment, shook his head. “No. I’m pretty sure it was Cinder.”

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Have you read the lunar chronicles?? What are your opinions? ISN’T CRESS SO ADORABLE!! Do you like this style of reviewing … or more structured less squeals?? Let’s catch up! What are you reading now?

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#Spreadsmiles (a chain reaction)

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Hi everyone!

Yes! I’m finally back! OMG I missed blogging so much! Firstly I am dreadfully sorry for the delay in this post and for not blogging for so long. I had been planning a TON of special things and I had gotten really busy these past few weeks. I also had exams (unfortunately) but it’s over now and I couldn’t be more relieved haha… 😃

But anyway, the long awaited blog update is here! Yay!

Alright first things first, The makeover is complete! I simply love it and I really hope that you do too! Let me know what you think of it in the comments down below.

And you know, no makeover is complete without the before and after pictures..

So here we go!

Colour Scheme: White,Purple,Pink and Blue.

Theme: Sela

Features and what I liked.

I really liked the colour scheme that I had picked out and…

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#Spreadsmiles tag in which I share a poem (that may suck)

 

It is dark, the kind of dark that is intimidating
and they all fumble and stumble, lost
Their eyes open wide but they still can’t see
Not past the darkness that is thick and smothering
Then comes the light which slices through the darkness
Lighting up the room spreading positive energy.

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Review// Everything, everything by Nicola Yoon is everything I needed

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Author: Nicola Yoon

Published: Published September 1st 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Number of pages: Hardcover, 306 pages

My rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 (3.3)

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Everything, everything was almost everything I was looking for. Something new, different, that grips you from the start and never let’s go.

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I practically flew through the pages of this book. Devouring every word in one sitting and enjoying every second of it. The book was thrilling and fun from the start, Nicola Yoon completely hooks you. The illustrations aid in making this book such a visual and entertaining read. So does, the witty dialogue and unique plot.

The perfect example of something that is short but sweet. The book isn’t filled with exhausting or tedious medical information and it doesn’t drag on instead the little we get makes an impact. The format of the book presents Madeline Whittier in a manner that isn’t daunting but inviting. Although a little more insight on the disease would’ve been helpful in understanding the extreme measures that were taken to keep Maddy (Madeline) safe. After all, wouldn’t you need more explanation after being told that someone hasn’t left their house in 18 years?

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Madeline became my friend as her character was made real with every word, sentence, paragraph and chapter. Maddy was not only brave but kind and considerate especially after what she had been through… maybe a little unrealistically kind and considerate. She soon became someone I could root for. I didn’t want her to suffer, I did want her to be able to live her life and go out and enjoy the warmth of the sun and the feel of the unfiltered air. As the main character or protaganist, Madeline was interesting enough to carry the story and unique enough to capture readers hearts. Although her situation is rare the message is timeless:

Existing isn’t living. 

For so long Madeline had been alive and breathing the filtered air in her house but she wasn’t living. She would observe others’ and watch as time passed by from the inside of her decontaminated house. One faithful day, A new family moves into their neighborhood.  As fate would have it, a boy named Olly owns the room with a window opposite Maddy’s and Maddy takes to observing him. Forever wondering what he does on the roof. All thanks to a bundt cake, and a marker which Olly uses to write his email on the window, the two begin emailing and soon texting and their friendship begins.

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Which soon turns into more.

Olly makes her feel like she is outside and Madeline makes his life better. We can excuse the instant-love because they are adorable and real. Their character development is strong and their situation is unique. After all, Olly is the first boy Madeline meets so it makes sense that he is her first love too 😉 Although their love is foreshadowed by Madeline in the book we cannot prepare for the ride we are taken on. Slightly fast paced but bearable… it’s intense. The book is not solely a romance book but a coming of age story. We watch Maddy mature and go through experiences she would’ve gone through previously if not for her sickness. Her character becomes more complex and real when faced with choices that trigger deep feelings of want and need. This is all palpable.

What a great story that Nicola Yoon goes ahead and cheapens with a lazy and unsatisfactory ending. The ending doesn’t resolve things and was just unrealistic and ruined most of the morals that were being highlighted in the story. Turning this unique novel to something unremarkable and no different to other books of this genre.

Morals like:

Don’t want what you can’t have, True love is worth everything, everything, Life isn’t fair but thank god you’re alive.

All these morals were made meaningless in one fell swoop.

 Although the ending could’ve been handled better and apart from the few kinks with characters, writing etc.

This was a great book overall.

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