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Shelf Control #1 | Cinder

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Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own! Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, sitting right there on our shelves and e-readers… read more on Bookshelf Fantasies

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles
Pages: 400
Published On: January 3rd 2012
Published By: Feiwel & Friends
Source: Bought
Purchase Date: Summertime, 2012
Purchased From: Hastings Entertainment

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.

Why Do I Want to Read It?

I purchased Cinder after seeing book bloggers and booktubers rave about the quality of Meyer’s writing. I was so excited to read a high quality piece of art and about a twisted fairytale.

I don’t know why I never started it. It sat on my shelf for several months before I even cracked open the cover to read the first few pages. It was starting to become fall so I thought I would try to get into a darker/fantasy novel but I lost interest four sentences in and never picked it back up again to try.

Since then I’ve had it on several read-a-thon and monthly TBRs but I never really gave it a chance, replacing my choice halfway through the read-a-thon or month.

As much as I want to give this book a shot I don’t know if I ever will. I have high expectations and don’t want to be let down. Plus, I own the entire series minus Winter… so I really NEED to like it.



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