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Fun in the Sun Winner!

And our winner of an autographed Cinder is BETH!!!

*applause*

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Thanks everyone for entering! (Hopefully next time it’ll be a Rafflecopter.) We have a TON more books to give away this summer, so keep checking back.

Fun in the Sun Giveaway Hop

A spectacular THANK YOU to Kate at Ex Libris and Cari at Cari Blogs for helping organize this fantastic hop!

Cool pic, huh? Makes me wish I was on the beach somewhere, with a good book.

We’re super excited because this isn’t only our first hop, but our first giveaway EVER! *throws confetti* So here’s the deal.  We have an autographed copy of CINDER.  And we want to give it to you. Read more…

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Rating: BUY IT!

Cinder is everything you could ever want from a post-war apocalyptic/dystopian futuristic sci-fi fairytale retelling.

I have to admit, I fell in love with this book from the instant I heard about the premise. I love fairy tales and their rewrites, so that was already a selling point.  But when I found out that this Cinderella is a cyborg, and her best friend is an android? I’m pretty sure I had to be pulled off of the ceiling.

How on earth can all these different “genres” mesh together smoothly? Therein lies the true masterpiece of Cinder.  All the elements of the historic story are updated to match the futuristic setting while still retaining the essential nature of the tale.

The characters were easily the best part of Cinder.  Each one had a life of his or her own and was truly fascinating.  Cinder was far from her Disney counterpart: rather than cleaning around the house, Cinder is a genius mechanic.  And, not to knock the Disney version (even if not my favorite, I still squealed like a little girl when I got to take my picture with Cinderella at Disney World), but Cinder doesn’t need a fairy godmother to help her kick ass! Read more…

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