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Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Book Review #122)

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 04/07/17

My 15th book this year.)
Cath lives in the world that we know as Wonderland. She is known for her delicious baked treats and also for being the daughter of the Marchioness of Rock Turtle Cove. Having captured the interest of the King of Hearts she must choose between her dream of owning a bakery or to become the Queen of Hearts (every girls dream except her own). 

The King wants his Queen, but Cath’s eyes have wandered onto a very unlikely character, Jest the Joker. She battles her emotions and doesn’t know if she should follow her head or her heart. She wants the opposite of what everyone expects from her and life just keeps getting more complicated.

With magnificent characters brought to life, full of attitude, emotion, unexpected turns, malice, dishonesty, beauty and wonder, this book is a glimpse into “Alice’s Wonderland”. 
***SPOILER ALERT***

I absolutely loved this plot. Quite the unexpected ending which left much disappointment, but putting the ending aside, this book was full of life. 

Heartless made “Alice in Wonderland” all that much better. We get to know many characters such as the Mad Hatter, Jest the Joker, the Raven and many more. The first half of the book was magical and wonderful as we are pulled through wonderland, but then things began to change. The ending was too abrupt but it made sense as to the title of the book. 

I wish for the perfect fairytale ending and I kept believing it was going to happen. Even with what i saw as flaws, this book is well worth reading. I wish there was a follow on for this book. 

Written by Ling Lee (04/07/17).

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Book Review #98: Cress by Marissa Meyer

I rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 24/08/16
My 13th book this year.)

Cress has been imprisoned on a satellite for many years. Queen Levana has been using her hacker skills to infiltrate Earth, to make their Lunar spaceships invisible to Earth’s radar and to spy on Earth’s Emperor. Having spent over a decade on liasing with the former King, she is now putting all her efforts on to the newly throned King Kai. Forcing herself into the commonwealth and manipulating herself into marriage with Kai in return for an antidote for the Letumosis plague and control over Earth.

Cinder and Thorne are wanted fugitives with a plan to stop the wedding, put the rightful Princess Selene back into power on Lunar and to stop the imminent war between Earth and Lunar.

With time ticking away, everything must be handled efficiently, precisely and discreetly. At every turn they risk being captured by both rulers, risk their lives trying to uncover the truth to both planets and all they want is for peace, for happiness and for unity.

***SPOILER ALERT***

This book is the third of the Lunar Chronicle series. I am fully drawn into this series and am eager to find out what happens to Kai, Cinder and the rest of her crew.

I love the relationship between the innocent Cress and bad boy Thorne. I love how every character has been thrown a major obstacle and somehow they work together to fight for what they believe in. Cress is in a whole new environment upon her release from imprisonment, Thorne’s confidence is tested as he has been blinded, Iko has found an android body to adjust to, Wolf has lost his meaning to life. So much drama in every turn but none of it feels over the top nor out of place.

I love the storyline with Lunar invading Earth. I love how Queen Levana utilises her skills to manipulate everyone in her sight. The best part of all is how the most unlikely crew have formed, have learnt how to accept one another and to fight to save Earth and to fight against Queen Levana.

A must read series. Highly recommended.

Written by Ling Lee (24/08/16).

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Book Review #96: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 04/08/16
My 11th book this year.)

Cinder is now a runaway fugitive who has accidentally let loose another prisoner who gets caught up in her dramatic life.

Meanwhile, Scarlet’s grandmother is missing and she thinks a man who goes by the name “Wolf” definitely has something to do with it. She has no choice but to believe him when he says he can help. She follows him to France, throughout the journey, something feels not quite right but she can’t quite work it out.

Cinder realises she needs to find the woman who saved her and kept her hidden on Earth in order to save the planet that she knows as home.

Cinder and Scarlet’s problems bring them together. They must stay on the same side and help one another otherwise the evil Queen Levana will destroy everything that matters to all Earthens.

***SPOILER ALERT***

Not even sure where to start with his book. 2nd book of the Lunar Chronicle series.

So Cinder’s life is both traumatic and dramatic as ever. But life somehow manages to get more complicated when she realises she has to find the woman who brought her to Earth when she was only a young child. The woman happens to be Scarlet’s grandma and this is where the journey finally makes sense.

I love how the “Red Riding Hood” fairy tale has ever so slightly been woven  into the book. With Scarlet and her red hooded clothing, the Wolf who has taken grandma, and of course grandma herself!

Cinder is still growing and trying to adjust and to believe she is THE Princess Selene. Now everyone just needs her to find a way back to her rightful place on the throne and to save Earth from the evil Queen Levana.

This is a highly recommended read. I have enjoyed both books in the series so far and am very much looking forward to book 3

Written by Ling Lee
(04/08/16)

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Book Review #94: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 06/07/16
My 9th book this year.)

Cinder the cyborg, stepsister to Pearl and Peony, stepdaughter to Adri. Cinder is the only one who works in the family, but all her earnings go to Adri for running the house and for expenditure. But she is disgusted by the mere sight of the cyborg. Cinder is a well known mechanic, although many come to her for repairs, many people dislike her kind.

Prince Kai has a very sentimental android that is severely damaged. He has heard of Cinder’s skills and turns up to drop the job on her.

Peony is Cinder’s only human companion. She has caught a deadly plague and is quarantined and awaiting her death. Adri being quick to blame Cinder for everything that goes wrong, signs her up for voluntary research on an antidote for the plague.

Cinder is taken by force to the Royal research laboratory for testing. Dr Erland seems to be untrustworthy and Cinder’s cyborg senses detect all his lies. He tells her she is immune to the plague and she is somehow able to fight off the disease that is injected into her.

Prince Kai is waiting for the plague antidote so his father can be saved. He bumps into Cinder at the laboratory. Dr Erland continues his lies and deceit even to Prince Kai.

Cinder finds out she is very useful and special for once in her life yet she knows she cannot trust the doctors words.

***SPOILER ALERT***

My Thoughts:
I absolutely loved this book. I have never read a cyborg book before and would never think I would enjoy it. This book has been a very interesting read and a very enjoyable story.

I loved the way Prince Kai’s character is so innocent yet he knows what he must do for his kingdom.
I love how Cinder has attitude and although she is treated with no respect and is constantly working for nothing she still has the strength in her remember her place in the house and in society.
Cinder somehow has a great relationship with Prince Kai that I would love to see more of. I love the way he enjoys her company, although Cinder loves his attention, she knows she cannot be with him.

This book is highly recommended and I am desperately wanting to start on book 2 of the series Lunar Chronicles.

Written by Ling Lee
(06/07/16)

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