Scarlet Book Review

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Aces, I’m officially obsessed with this series.
Although I’ve fallen head over heels for Cinder, I honestly enjoyed this one way more. And its probably because Cinder is still a main character here, and we get as much Cinder as Scarlet. This one just blew me away. First off, a HUGE shout-out to (Captain) Thorne, probably the most hilarious fictional character I’ve ever come across. You rock dude. I was always looking forward to the Cinder-Thorne scenes, I would literally laugh until my giggles turned into sobs. It was crazy. Then of course, Scarlet and Wolf.God, I loved this retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood. And I thought Marissa did a great job at not only making it look like a retelling but also leaving a touch of originality, which I thought was very obvious by the way, via changing the course of the story to something brilliant and breathtaking, and most essentially, still surprising. Thus, not giving the readers the pleasure (or in my case, the misery) of knowing where the story is going, or how its going to end.
I definitely didn’t expect to swoon during the Scarlet/Wolf scenes, but oh my stars, I would literally fan myself. LITERALLY. And no one was even around to see me fanning myself, so no, it wasn’t for show.

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I’m not sure if you’re supposed to love a retelling more than the original story, but this is my case.

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Synopsis

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.

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Requiem (Delirium #3) Book Review

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I’ve always had mixed feelings over this series. I expected so much more from Lauren Oliver who has written Before I Fall, a book that has genuinely turned my life upside down.
I liked Delirium a lot. The whole concept was extremely mind blowing and at the same time, terrifying. I was keen to know how she’s going to take the story from there. I expected, at least, closure. But it doesn’t feel like we were granted a good finale.

SPOILERS AHEAD!!

We weren’t told whether Lena chose Alex or Julian. Julian who, gave up everything he believed in, and everything he was, to be with Lena. Who dealt with all the bullshit and privations to earn the girl he loved. But then again. Alex, who showed Lena that its okay to love.
I’M JUST TORN OKAY?! I NEED A CONCLUSION. THIS.IS.BULLSHIT.
Not to mention, although they have freed Portland, there are other sectors out there… Right?

What about Hana?
Overall, this book was an utter disappointment. It feels like it ruined the series. Like Lauren wasn’t just good enough to handle fixing the wretched world she has created.

Rating: ★★


Synopsis:

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight. After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels.

As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana’s points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard Book Review

Book review(First off, I was honestly shocked that this one here took me almost 7 days to finish. But that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. Anyways…

HOLY SHIT.
Yes, Red Queen shocked me with the betrayals and the lies. I loved the fact that my random predictions didn’t even come close the truth. I love a book that surprises me. What’s worse that a predictable fate/ending, right?
Glass Sword, though, was just as breath-taking.
The time it took me to finish this was due to the intensity and complexity of the stunning world Victoria created. It actually takes an effort to immerse yourself in such a book. And I found Glass Sword way harder to read than Red Queen. It feels like despite the time I’ve granted to reading this book, there’s a lot of stuff I still didn’t provide much attention to, but would love to. This is the kind of series you’d read at least 3 times to understand. And you’d still discover more and more every time you read them.
I didn’t realize how much I missed un-contemporary books until now. I was so used to reading foreseeable/unsurprising books that I forgot how many good books there are out there that don’t fail to sweep you off your feet and surprise you. So I’m glad I picked up this one.
Re-reading this series will be inevitable. So until next time 🙂 Xx

PS: Since everyone is announcing whose team they’re on, I’m on

TEAM CAL BABY!!5

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Synopsis

If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Book Review

Book review(Wow. That was just…wow. I’ve had this book on my shelf for ages now. And can I just say, WHAT THE HELL HAVE I BEEN WAITING FOR ALL THIS DAMN TIME?!

I just kept on delaying and delaying reading this book here, for no logical reason. I just did not expect Cinder to be THIS good. But it was. God, it was.
Marissa Meyer, you are a genius.
The parallels between Cinder and Cinderella were absolutely overwhelming. I was totally awestruck.
And although the plot is pretty much known, the science behind everything was just literally breathtaking. I was envious of Marissa’s ability to create such a powerful world through science fiction and genetics and whatnot.
I really really enjoyed reading this novel.

!!! SPOILERS AHEAD !!!

So yeah, although there are a lot of parallels and common parts between Cinder and Cinderella, there were a helluva lot more to the story than just romance. And to be honest, romance was probably the least of Cinder’s worries throughout the book. And I was surprised to find myself liking the it, because a good romance is the first thing I look for in a book. And that’s partially why I rated this book 5 stars; the fact that it totally captivated me without it including much romance.

I  knew that Cinder was the missing Lunar Princess just a couple chapters into the book. Usually, my predictions when reading other books turn out to be wrong and totally random. BUT I KNEW IT. I FRIGGIN’ KNEW IT. So it wasn’t much of a shock at the end when the doctor confronted Cinder. I was absolutely overjoyed to know that my analysis and predictions were true, to say the least.

I don’t know what to expect in the second book. I was honestly looking forward to more Kai-Cinder scenes (that’s me totally not giving up on my love and obsession over romance). It felt to me like it sort of ended with a cliffhanger; did the Queen marry Kai? Did Cinder escape to Africa after all? What happened to her stepmother? Iko?

Oh, and a HUGE shout-out to Iko! One of my favorite characters in this book.5


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Synopsis

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.