Book reviews

Book Review | Winter

Title: Winter

Author: Marissa Meyer

Series: The Lunar Chronicles #4

Genre: YA Fantasy

Synopsis Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

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Guys I just finished this 800 page hunk of a book and oh so much happened and so much didn’t happen and I’m so satisfied, everything was as you can imagine perfect, yet it’s bitter-sweet because I DON’T WANT IT TO END. I’ve never done a GIF review before, so I’m going to attempt one today because I’m lost for words and visuals will do a great job of capturing my feels.

At first I was like, CINDER AND CREW GONNA INVADE LUNA AND TOTALLY DESTROY LEVANA

Then everything went wrong and I was all tense like..

Then a revolution was underway and hope started gathering in my heart..

Armies were being gathered, love was being proclaimed and an epic humiliation occurred resulting in me looking like..

The everything went really dark and gory and deep leaving me

And then chaos broke out where people turned against each other and AHH

Things slowly started to look better

And they all lived happily ever after…

Any true Lunar Chronicles fanatic would’ve already picked up Winter by now but those who haven’t even read the first book Cinder DO IT NOW! Uhm how often do you come across an awesome sci-fi fairy tale retelling?

Rating

5

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Cinderella Book Tag

cinderella book tag

I discovered this tag on Oh, the books and I just had to do it so let’s begin!


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The first person that comes to mind is Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in The Rye. I mean there are characters who irritate me at most but Holden just provokes a whole new level of annoyance. I just don’t find him relateable and he seems whiny which I can testify is NOT TRUE of all teenagers. I recently did a post a on 10 things I hate about the catcher in the Rye so tap for elaborative rant aha.

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I’m going to have to say Mr.Darcy from Pride & Prejudice. I feel like a lot of books I read don’t necessarily have gentlemen because YA and Bad boys is a match made in heaven. I’d have to argue though that Mr.Darcy isn’t really a gentleman to begin with but Lizzie changes that

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This is going to sound very cliche but Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles fits the description (maybe because the books are a fairytale retelling?) but seriously, I don’t know about grace what with Cinder in her mechanics overalls but she is kind and she is defiant.

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Feyre from A Court of Thorns & Roses. That girl always decides to get herself in trouble and surprise surprise literally every male character in the book is somehow there to protect her. I mean I wish I was half that lucky.

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Reading in general makes me happy, I don’t really care which book jsut any book does the job really. Oh and I’ve really been into adult colouring books, seriously so calming.

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I’m gonna have to say, Arya Stark from A Song of Ice & Fire, come to think of it literally every character in Game of Thrones goes through some sort of transformation. But seriously, Arya goes from princess to bandit and now to some Faceless assassin.

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The Death Cure by James Dashner. The Maze Runner series didn’t faze me from the beginning so by the time I got to the last book I really didn’t see the point since I realised I wasn’t going to get any answers.

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Definitely Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Never in a million years could I have guessed that plot twist. I even dedicated a post to it and the controversy behind it here.

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Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Tris is actually such an inspiring character and I’m not even kidding, every time I am about to do something that is daunting I tell myself to “Be Brave” or be Dauntless I guess haha

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I cannot think of one book whose ending is perfect, I’m either unhappy with the ending or unhappy that the book has ended. But I guess All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven has a good ending in the sense that it gives you closure but I’m still heartbroken.


That was the Cinderella Book Tag from me! Now it’s your turn, if you feel like it tag yourself and answer the questions or just tell me in the comments!

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Cover to Cover, Tags

Cover To Cover | Cinder by Marissa Meyer

It is a very exciting time here at Infinity Reads.

I AM LAUNCHING A NEW FEATURE 

Cover To Cover is basically an excuse for me to swoon over the many beautiful covers for the same book! At the end there’ll be a verdict as to which my favourite cover is.

What’s in it for you?

You get a visually pleasing post and get to decide your favourite edition of that book. Oh and as always you might just discover a new book to add to your reading list.

According to the title of this post. Today’s Cover To Cover is……Cinder by Marissa Meyer!

ROLL THE COVERS

The original cover

Very symbolic with the iconic shoe and the prosthetic leg. I also love the font used.

The Spanish Edition

It’s simplistically beautiful. I mean the font isn’t too catchy and the background is just black. But that dress is so beautiful and again symbolic with the one shoe.

The Czech Edition

Isn’t this so interesting. I really like the cloudy effects in the background and the blue is pleasing too. The girl reminds me of some Anime instead of Cinder though.

The Portuguese Edition

Similar to the Spanish one. I like the colour scheme used for the girl but the blue just ruins it for me.

The Turkish Edition

This is so much more darker than the original. It’s also more intricate, I love the little Rose on the shoe.

Another Spanish Edition

The glass slipper is pretty but I prefer the red one nonetheless.

The Verdict

     I’m tossing up between the original and the Turkish

I mean the Turkish one is edgier and darker but the original represents the story better. Which one would I pick up in a bookstore? The Turkish One

That is a wrap on the first ever Cover To Cover here on Infinity Reads. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the beautiful covers

What book do you wanna see a Cover To Cover on?

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NOTE: All covers taken from Goodreads

Book reviews

Mini Review | Fairest

Title: Fairest

Author: Marissa Meyer

Series: The Lunar Chronicles #0.5

Genre: YA Fantasy

Page count: 222

Synopsis this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

Ello Ello Everybody!

A sweet, short and simple mini review for you today about the new Lunar Chronicles Novella. I’ve reviewed the third book here before and I definitely recommend you to go pick this series up so we can all rave about it together yay!

Queen Levana’s story was dark. It was very interesting to see things from her point of view and realize that people aren’t necessarily born evil, that they’re not always the bully in the story but that circumstances have then made them into a bully, into evil. I guess that was the whole point of the story.

Levana has never known affection: from her parents and especially from her older sister, so no wonder in her search for true love and admiration she falls into peril and eventually ends up destroying herself and the people she loves.  She is so consumed by the idea of loving and being loved that she doesn’t take a moment to understand what the actual thing means. And that, was scary.

Power was also a very interesting concept in Fairest. I think when someone for instance Levana’s older sister uses her power to scar Levana it is obvious that when Levana is given the power to be Queen she becomes destructive and delusional and has psychological problems.

Other than that I really did like how the story was set on Luna (The Moon)  for a change and I absolutely freakingly cannot wait for Winter when we see even more of the Moon!

Oh and did I mention Fairest also features Baby Cinder, Baby Winter and Baby Jacin Clay? I literally got so excited there aha

My Blog Anniversary Giveaway ends in a couple days so be sure to enter!

Rating:

5

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