Thursday, April 4, 2013

{read} lunar chronicles - fairy tales with a futuristic twist

Do you like fairy tales? Did you enjoy The Hunger Games series? If you answered yes to either of those questions, I just might be able to suggest a new series for you to fall in love with.


I am a superrrrrrrrrr cheap-o when it comes to buying books for my Kindle, especially now that I live in Spain. It is horrible, but I would rather download the badly written free books to pass the time, than spend money on a book these days. 

As I was perusing my usual "best of free books" section of the Kindle store, I came across an option to download Chapters 1-5 of a book called Cinder (about a futuristic Cinderella.) After Googling it, I found a website that recommended it to people who enjoyed The Hunger Games series. And man, oh man, the first five chapters did not disappoint! I immediately downloaded the rest of the book - splurging for the $7.99 purchase ;).

I finished Cinder in two days and then looked up other books by the author, Marissa Meyer. I found out that she has one more full-length novel and two short stories that tie in with the novels. The Cinder story continues into her new book Scarlet (about a futuristic Little Red Riding Hood.) Her short stories can both be read on for free. Glitches is a short prequel to the Cinder story and The Queen's Army should be read before diving into Scarlet. I haven't read Glitches yet, but the Queen's Army is just as good as her two full-length novels!

Here is the book description from Amazon for Cinder:
"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."

Andddd for Scarlet:
"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. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. 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."

I'm about 40% through Scarlet so far and can't stop reading it either. I highly recommend this series if you are looking for a fun, new read. Download Chapers 1-5 to your Kindle for free from Amazon & check it out. :)

Have you read the Lunar Chronicles yet? What do you think about them?

PS. Pictures from my trip coming soon - I had so much fun!!!

xx, Jen 

1 comment:

  1. aw, i don't blame ya- digital books get expensive. especially when you consume them as quickly as I do!

    these books sound right up my alley- i will have to check them out!


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