Jun 8, 2012

Quick Reviews: Cinder by Marissa Meyer & Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
January 3rd, 2012 from Feiwel & Friends

Futuristic, modern day Cinderella story with an Asian fantasy twist. Linh Cinder has the cruel stepmother, the two stepsisters (although one is actually quite nice), and the desire to be more than what she is. She daydreams of getting out of New Beijing and paving her own path even though she is seen as an outcast because she is not exactly entirely human. Things look helpless until Prince Kai steps in and asks her to fix one of his beloved gadgets. Doing so, Cinder uncovers a plot again the Prince and the entire kingdom. She juggles her horrid home-life, her longings to escape, and yes - the advances of the Prince. There isn't a glass slipper, but there is a ball! This story loosely follows the original fairy tale we all know and love. There are many variations that keep this story moving and it almost seems completely original. Totally interesting, captivating, and teens will love this retelling!


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Delirium by Lauren Oliver
February 1st, 2011 from HarperTeen

Why did it take me this long to read this book?! Everyone told me I would love it.... I literally ate this story up in just one day. In a nutshell, love is illegal and it is a requirement for all teens to go through a procedure to be cured from the disease, the deliria. Interesting, right? Lena is an obedient girl and ready to be rid of the risks of love until she meets a handsome and reckless boy who changes her mind about everything. We follow their courtship (all secrets, lies, and hiding) and you just can't help but root them on. When Lena's date for her procedure draws near, she has to confront the realities of living with love or living with loss. Do yourself a favor and read this story. It will fill your Hunger Games gap.

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7 comments:

  1. I really liked Derilium, and Pandemonium is great. I haven't read Cinder yet. :)

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  2. Reading Cinder now :D
    Love the quick reviews.

    -Sharmin

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  3. I really should pick up Delirium it's just sitting there... Great minin review


    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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  4. Cinder from the start you could already guess who and what Cinder was but i still loved it! I haven't Delirium yet but really want to. I just haven't got round to it. The sound of love been disease is really interesting.

    Great quick reviews! =D

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  5. I really liked Cinder especially Prince Kai who is just such a good guy! I'm really excited to see where this series goes next.

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  6. The ending to Delirium is one of the best I've read in a long time - talk about leaving you on the edge of your seat for Book 2! Glad you enjoyed it :)

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  7. Cool an Asian twist to the Cinderella story! This I have not heard of before! Delirium sounds good, I might be interested in reading this.

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