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This blog is managed by us two sisters, known to some as Ants and Epic. We're a pair of up-and-coming authors and avid readers. This blog is mainly full of honest, Christian book-reviews and an occasional update about our writing. We love hearing from you all so feel free to drop a comment anywhere to just say hi!
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Book Review: Cinder

Summary: 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.

Thoughts: These books are everywhere and, being often times tagged in the romance genre, I was a little hesitant to pick them up. But many of my trusted friends on Goodreads had already read and absolutely loved them so Epic (my sister) and I went out on a wing. 
They're every bit as good as you've heard. One of the few times the raving isn't about nothing. It's fabulous! The writing is what I've come to refer to as 'hardcore character'. This simply means no fancy prose that has you wading through words that move like poetry. Nothing is wrong with the 'prose heavy' types but they don't make quick reads. This book was enormous (which I love, big books are great!) but I made quick work of it in four days. The character and plot based writing that never distracts or varies makes this almost a light read and definitely a quick one.
Despite the writing being so easy, the plot never suffers. It carries itself well and doesn't even pause when the book ends.
The world building was amazing. sci-fi books tend to lose me when they start trying to describe the many intricacies of their worlds, but Cinder is grounded. You're told enough to get a visual, to understand how things work, without being overwhelmed. And let me tell you, it really is well made! I love exploring new worlds that are so realistically put together!
 Characters are the driving force behind this novel. Each and every one, and I mean every one, is fleshed out, mastered and crafted into amazing people. And I loved them all! 
To summarize, I now have the rest of the series waiting to be read on my side table!

Content: A passionate kiss scene and semi-vivid descriptions of death by illness; but otherwise a clean and highly recommended read!

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