December Book Challenge: Day 18

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This challenge was created by @AnnReads for Bookstagram, see day 18…

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Day 1:  First Read of the Year
Day 2: Shortest Book You Read
Day 3: New Favorite Authors
Day 4: Biggest Surprise
Day 5: Favorite Books Covers of 2016
Day 6: Newest Fictional Crush
Day 7: Best Sequel I Read
Day 8: New Fav Female Characters
Day 9: Diverse Books
Day 10: Books You Didn’t Finish
Day 11: Best Character Development
Day 12: New Favorite Friendships
Day 13: Books That Deserve More Attention
Day 14: Best Villain
Day 15: Favorite Fictional World
Day 16: Books You Reread
Day 17: New Fav Male Characters

Winter (Marissa Meyer): 10 Reasons Why It Rocked

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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?


Hi guys! I read Winter in the beginning of January – I know… a long time ago… I read more than 25 books in the meantime… but back to business – in a buddy read with Becca @Shih Tzu Book Reviews. A few days ago we published our discussion of the book, which you can read mine here, and Becca’s here.

I’ve previously reviewed the other 3 books in the series: Cinder, Scarlet and Cress, so I thought I would do something different this time around – because we already know how awesome this book is, right? So I give you 10 reasons why this book rocked :D.

1. SO.MUCH.ACTION

2. A lot of twists

3. Ships. Ships all around

4. Perfect Iko

5. Fairytale like scenes

6. Cresswell (because saying ships isn’t enough)

7. Love conquering all

8. Sassy sassy Kai

9. Very smart Cinder (heart swelling with pride here)

10. The Ending! Perfect!

Our Thoughts on Winter (Marissa Meyer) feat. Becca @Shih Tzu Book Reviews

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Last month, me and Becca @Shih Tzu Book Reviews did a buddy read of Winter, by Marissa Meyer, and now we’re sharing our thoughts on the book and the conclusion of The Lunar Chronicles. Warning though, there will be SPOILERS.

This was super fun to do!

I loved discussing the book this way :D.

(Becca is in black and I’m the mint 😉 )


Becca: This is so exciting – I’ve never done a readalong before, and this is actually the perfect book for one, because there’s so much to talk about. One thing I noticed in particular while reading it, was when they start the rebellion in the sector – it just reminded me so much of Catching Fire, and the rebellions in the districts. Did you notice that?

Cristina: I DID!!! I was reading it and thinking “man, this sounds so much like THG” :D. I thought it was cool though, the similarities were there, but it wasn’t excessive or anything. I also really liked the role that each of the girls – Cinder, Winter and Scarlet – had on these small rebellions, because it became clear to me (and I hope to anyone) that they truly were a team, and even if Cinder was the one who would rule, she wasn’t the only important one.

Still on the comparisons with The Hunger Games, the rebellions weren’t the only similar thing. The way that the sectors were divided in terms of production was also very much like THG, right?

Becca: YES! I noticed that as well – they were all organised into different productions, like lumber, or coal mining. I like that it’s similar to THG, but it’s not a rip-off. It’s so original and awesome -I’ve even got my brother in reading the series now. He’s halfway through Cinder.

Cristina: We can see a lot of elements of other books and obviously of the fairytales throughout the storyline, but never ever do they feel like a rip-off or like something that has been done a 1000 times. I really loved how Meyer introduced the key moments of each fairytale into the story, for instance with Winter’s “casket” or with Kai giving the “shoe” (in the case, the foot) to Cinder.

On a different note, how did you feel about the characters in this book, especially the new ones?

I thought that this was the book that Kai finally came into his own. While Cinder had grown a lot as a character in Scarlet and Cress already, we only got small glimpses at Kai at those times, and always cornered. Here, when he finally has control, he was awesome.

I also (finally) loved Scarlet. I hadn’t liked her much in books 2 and 3, but here she was badass, and I think that she was finally completely fleshed out too.

I’ll say that Winter and Jacin were my least favorites of the gang, Winter’s craziness at times was a bit too much.

Becca: I absolutely loved Kai in this one – he’s got more control and he knows what’s going on (sort of), Also, I loved his witty comebacks and basically being a sassy little thing a lot of the time. There was a lot of character development from ‘Cinder’ to now, and he has definitely grown as a character.

As for Winter, I have mixed feelings about her. I identify with her in that she has issues but she isn’t useless. She is actually very high-functioning, and I think if there was a modern version of it, with no cyborgs and aliens and whatever, she would be written as having autism. She can function perfectly well, she just sees the world in a different way to everyone around her.

Wolf has been one of my favourites ever since ‘Scarlet’, and I am brimming over with ideas for fluffy fanfics with him and Scarlet, but Thorne is always my ultimate favourite. He’s got so many layers to him, and he’s quite a complex character under the surface, which I like a lot.

What did you think of Captain Strom?

Cristina: You’re right about what you said about Winter, though I admit that all the blood in her visions and her freak outs were a bit weird sometimes for me.

Poor Wolf, seriously! I was reading this book and all the while I was thinking: “damn, Wolf and Scarlet can’t catch a break!”. I think they are definitly the ones who suffered more throughout this whole series. It’s just so unfair that he got changed, though I loved Scarlet reaction to it, or her lack of it.

God, Thorne is perfection! Seriously, the way he’s so nervous around Cress and how he just can’t find the words, was so damn cute :D.

Do you mean Alpha Strom? I thought it was a shame that he ended up dead =/, he could have been of great service. I liked how protective he turned out to be of Scarlet and Winter.

What’s your opinion of Kinney? And is it weird that I ship him with Iko?

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Becca: No, I thought the same thing. I would love to see a spin-off book or series about Iko after the ending of ‘Winter.’ She is very human-like, and I’d like to see how she would possibly be in a relationship or with someone who likes her that way.

What could that be called if it was a book?

Cristina: I have no idea! Meyer likes retellings, but I don’t know what could possible fit in her story… maybe a retelling of Pinocchio?

I’m kind of hopping that we get to see something between them at the epilogue of Stars Above though. By the way, “The Wedding of the Century” that will be coming in Stars Above… for who do you reckon it is?

Becca: I think it’d be too obvious to have the wedding be for Cinder and Kai, so maybe it could be for Cress and Thorne? They’re romantics, so they could have a proper fairytale wedding.

What do you think?

Cristina: I think the only way it can be the wedding of the century is if it IS between Cinder and Kai. I would love to see Cress and Thorne married, for sure, but a shell and a criminal? I don’t see it as really important for everyone, you know? Although, for me, it’s the most important one 😀

Becca: Well, he’s not technically a criminal anymore – he’s been pardoned. But yeah, I guess it probably would be Cinder and Kai – a huge ceremony, broadcast all over.

Which pairing do you love the most?

Cristina: Loads of cameras everywhere!

I’m very partial to Cress and Thorne! So the order would be: Cress+Thorne, Kai+Cinder, Wolf+Scarlet and Winter+Jacin. What about you?

Becca: Cress/Thorne, Wolf/Scarlet, Cinder/Kai, Kinney/Iko, Jacin/Winter. (and then Levana/herself as an afterthought. :))

Cristina: Totally forgot about Iko there! Yeah, I ship her with Kenney, but he wasn’t nice enough to her to trump over Winter and Jacin… eheh

Becca: Oh, and also Thorne/Rampion. He loves that ship like Dean Winchester loves his Impala.

Cristina: OHHHHH, such a good comparison! I I had laugh out loud when I read that, because IT IS SO TRUE!

I admit that I shed a tear when Cinder requested his pardon and when Thorne told Cress about the Rampion :D. I was so happy that he was getting everything he wanted – minus 3 fingers!

Becca: Cress and Thorne are total cutie pies. She’s been fangirling over him for so long, and then they met, and it turned into true love.

That’s what I love about this series – it’s fairytale true love, but it’s realistic as well. They don’t just fall in love at first sight, and they have their own relationship difficulties, and it’s all so amazing to read about.

Cristina:  That’s what I loved more about the third book, Cress. I think that Thorne and Cress’ relationship is the one we actually see all the steps of, and maybe that’s why it’s my favorite. I loved when they were in the desert and he was blind and he trusted her completely, and how we can see his feelings growing step by step, and her feelings becoming more real than anything she thought possible.

Becca: If the Lunar Chronicles became a tv show (I think it’d work better as a show than a movie, because there’s so much depth to it) who do you think could play the different characters?

I think Godfrey Gao would make an excellent Kai tbh.

Cristina: Oh wow… I think it would work better as a TV show as well, mainly because there are so many central characters. Now, the actors is a lot harder… I love Godfrey Gao, but I think he looks a bit on the older side to play a believable Kai.

Maybe Christopher Larkin or Mario Maurer as Kai. There’s one person I’ve always pictured in my mind as Sybil Mira, and that is Ruth Negga from Agents of SHIELD. I think the characters reminded me too much of Raina.

Amandla Stenberg would be perfect as Winter. Holland Roden seems to be a popular choice for Scarlet. I never saw her act, but she has the looks. AnnaSophia Robb might work as Cress, she’s very tiny. Or maybe Sierra McCormick?

No idea about anyone else…

Becca: I think Christopher Larkin would make a great Kai actually – he’s a great actor, and he could play the role well.

I’d love Emma Stone to be the voice of Iko – that’d be so cool. She’s got an enthusiasm that would bring Iko the life she has in the books.

Which book of the whole series is your favourite/least favourite? I love ‘Scarlet‘ because Wolf and Scar are my OTP, but I found ‘Winter’ to drag by a little.

Cristina: Emma Stone to voice Iko could be hilarious. But what about when she gained a body?

I think Cinder was my least favorite actually. I was never a big fan of the Cinderella story, and with only Cinder and Kai in the first book, the plot drags a bit, especially when Pearl and Adri are concerned… I hate them.

I loved Winter, and it will probably rate higher because it had a lot more action, but I think that my favorite is still Cress, mainly because I love Cress and Thorne, together and apart, and that book was such a delight in terms of these 2 characters.

You felt that Winter dragged? I didn’t really feel it to be honest.I was actually surprised by the amount of plot twists that the book had.

Becca: It just felt way too long for me – maybe that’s just me being nitpicky, I don’t know.

Have you read any of the in-between stories like ‘Glitches?’ I read Glitches last year, and I loved it. It was a little peek into Cinder’s past, and I loved seeing the start of her relationship with Peony (I miss Peony…)

Cristina: Yeah, at 800 pages it WAS long! lol

I haven’t read it yet, though I have it – my edition of Cinder has Glitches at the end, but at the time I didn’t read it… I think I’ll wait for Stars Above to read all of them.

Becca: I really want to read ‘The Little Android‘ – I might read it once I finish my current book as a filler between larger ones. Something light and fluffy to give me an endorphin boost.

Cristina: is that one about Iko? I love Iko! 😀

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Becca: She just wants to be…part of your world! I love Iko, she’s literally the best part of the whole series even when she’s just the Rampion without a body. Sometimes you forget she’s even an android/robot because she has such human characteristics.

Cristina: YES! Unless she was being attacked and destroyed, I always thought of her as human. Wait, you just put a thought in my head… “part of your world”? OMG! Is she The Little Mermaid? 😛

Becca: Did you not get that? Haha, yeah she’s meant to be the little mermaid. Only she’s the little android instead. I thought that was obvious, but maybe not.

Cristina: I never even considered it. Sure, some things did cross my minds, but her personality is so not like Ariel, that I blocked it out. WOOW!!! I love that!

I love how Marissa Meyer just tangled all these stories like it was nothing! 😀 WOW. Any more element that I missed? 😛

Becca: What rating out of five would you give ‘Winter?’ I’d rate it a four, because it was great, but wasn’t fangirl-worthy. It didn’t give me that squishy, fluffy, giggly feeling that a totally awesome book does.

Cristina: Oh, I kind of get that, I think that the size of the book probably didn’t help in all those feelings, right?

For me it was still very much a 5 stars rating. I think it managed to tie all the loose ends, and it left me satisfied :D.


And this was out talk about Winter by Marissa Meyer, the conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles. Be sure to check out Becca’s blog for our thoughts post, as well as her review of Winter, that should be coming along in the next few days. Also, my own review of Winter will also be coming along the next few days, so stay tuned :D.

Bookish Girls BFFs

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After doing the girl-guy and guy-guy version of bookish friendships, it was time to highlight some good girls BFFs in books. While trying to find some great friendships, I came to the conclusion that good girls BFFs are rarer to find in books than guys BFFs. Have you noticed that? Girls tend to start a book as best friends, but more often than not, something happens to change that status… it’s weird, and I fell sad about that. Either way, here are some good ones.


1. Cinder & Iko – The Lunar Chronicles

Am I cheating here because Iko is an android? Hmmm, I don’t think so! She’s very much a human in all that matters, and she and Cinder are awesome together.

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2. Shazi & Despina – The Wrath & The Dawn

These two biker like hell, but ultimately they trust each other and have each other’s backs.

3. Sky & Six – Hopeless

Even while apart, Sky and Six went out of their way to stay close. I love how non-judgmental their relationship is, and that’s why they’re one of my favorites BFFs ever!

4. Aelin & Lysandra – Queen of Shadows

One of the best things introduced in QoS was the amazing friendship between these two strong fierce warriors. I can’t wait for book 5 :D.

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5. Lizzie & Charlotte – The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

I loved them on the show, I loved them even more on the book. They’re kind of perfect 😀 – and way better than the original friendship in Jane Austen’s book.

6. Beth & Jennifer – Attachments

Their emails are hilarious. There isn’t a single doubt that these two ladies are BFFs!

7. Cath & Reagan – Fangirl

This friendship took a while to develop, but ultimately the two very different roommates gave in and entered an unlike beautiful friendship.

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I admit that I’m a bit depressed after writing this post. I need to read more books about awesome girls BFFs, without the drama of the book butting in said friendship… recommendations?!

Top Ten Tuesday: Memorable First Kisses

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Valentine’s Day is next week…let’s do a Valentine’s Day themed freebie! Top Ten Books That Would Make Great Valentine’s Day Reads (or anti-Valentine’s day reads), Top Ten OTPs, Top 10 fictional crushes, top ten great love declarations in fiction, swoony quotes from books etc. Get creative!

This is getting harder and harder to find themes… I decided to go ahead and to Memorable First Kisses! 😀


1. Ron and Hermione – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I don’t think I could start this list any other way. Ron and Hermione’s first kiss is epic and totally memorable. The book one, ok?

“There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione’s arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.”

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2. Cath and Levi – Fangirl

I just loved their first kiss (and every single one of the others, because they’re adorable!).

“He nudged his nose against hers, and their mouths fell sleepily together, already soft and open.”

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3. Simon and Baz – Carry On

Well, given that Cath is above, it’s only fair that Simon and Baz epic first kiss follows. I was literally holding my breath on that scene. I actually had to stop and sit down on the subway bench to read it properly. And yeah, I had people waiting for me 😛

“He shakes his head, and he’s saying something, and I think I might kiss him. Because I’ve never kissed anyone before. (I was afraid I might bite.) And I’ve never wanted to kiss anyone but him. (I won’t bite. I won’t hurt him.) I just want to kiss him, then go.

“Simon…,” I say.

And then he kisses me.”

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4. Thorne and Cress – Cress

I ship these two so hard, and their first kiss was just the most adorable thing ever.

“I guess it’s time.”

While Cress’s thoughts continued to churn through the horrible things that could happen to her, she felt herself being suddenly spun around and dipped backward, a supportive arm scooping beneath her back. She yelped and caught herself on Thorne’s shoulder.

Then he was kissing her.”

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5. Caroline and Simon – Wallbanger

I admit that I’m a fan of angry first kisses, and Simon and Caroline’s first kiss was sort of perfect in that way.

“”Why are you such a manwhoring asshole?” I asked, my face inches from his.

“Why are you such a cockblocking priss?” he asked, and when I opened my mouth to tell him exactly what I though, the fucker kissed me. 

Kissed me. 

Placed his lips on mine and kissed me. Under the moon and the stars, with the sounds of the waves crashing and the crickets cricketing.”


6. Magnus and Alec – The Mortal Instruments

This technically isn’t in any of the books, but it is on Cassie’s site, so I’m gonna roll with it, you can read the whole thing here: Kissed: Magnus and Alec’s First Kiss.

“Magnus’ finger was under his chin, tilting his face up, and then they were kissing. Alec heard a small hitching gasp come from his own throat and then their mouths were pressed together with a sort of controlled urgency. Magnus, Alec thought dazedly, really knew what he was doing. His lips were soft, and he parted Alec’s expertly, exploring his mouth: a symphony of lips, teeth, tongue, every movement waking up a nerve ending Alec had never known he had.”

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7. Rowan and Aelin – Queen of Shadows

This should come to no surprise. Rowan and Aelin are definitly one of my favorite ships, and their first kiss was awesome… come on… we waited a long time for it! It was full of tension and I loved that it was Aelin who kissed him :D.

“Her finger shook as she brushed them against his mouth, and his control shredded apart right there.

“What are you waiting for?” he said, the words near guttural.

“Bastard,” she murmured, and kissed him.

Her mouth was soft and warm, and he bit back a groan. His body went still — his entire world went still — at that whisper of a kiss, the answer to a question he’d asked for centuries. He realized he was staring only when she withdrew slightly. His fingers tightened at her waist.

“Again,” he breathed.”                                                                                            (source)


8. Shahrzad and Khalid – The Wrath and the Dawn

The first kiss between Shazi and Khalid is so damn important! Yep, they had been married for a while and done a lot in the time, but not kissing, that was special.

““What are you doing to me, you plague of a girl?” he whispered.

“If I’m a plague, then you should keep your distance, unless you plan on being destroyed.” The weapons still in her grasp, she shoved against his chest.

“No.” His hands dropped to her waist. “Destroy me.”

The bow and arrow clattered to the ground as he brought his mouth to hers.

And there was no turning back.”


9. Penryn and Raffe – Angelfall

I ship Penryn and Raffe with all force, so when she made a move and kissed him, I was thrilled, even if he says the worst thing right after it. But come one, did we really believe Raffe at that point? Not a chance!

“I place my hand on his cheek. It’s warm and pleasant. Maybe too pleasant. When his eyes don’t open, I tentatively touch my lips to his.

At first, I get no response and I consider backing off.

Then, his kiss turns hungry.

It is not the gentle kiss of a couple on a first date, nor is it the kiss of a man driven by simple lust. He kisses me with the desperation of a dying man who believes the magic of eternal life is in this kiss.”

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10. Eden and Tyler – Did I Mention I Love You?

After butting heads for half the book, Eden and Tyler finally find some common ground in their step-sibling relationship… yeah, it’s just not what it was supposed to be! They kiss, and then kiss again, and then there’s a huge headache for both of them, because being in love with someone you shouldn’t is not easy.

“His words have just left his lips when I reach out for him, grasping his face in my hands and feeling the warmth of his skin. I slam my lips into his, overwhelmed by the sensation as my eyelids flutter closed and a deafening silence consumes us. It’s agonizing the way my heart thuds against my chest, but exhilarating the way his lips feel against mine.”

Bookish BFFs: Girls and Boys Can Be Just Friends!

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We’re fast approaching Valentine’s day, and I’ve pledged that this month I’ll only read Romances (and it’s going great so far – 3 down!). But a couple of days ago was Friends’ Day, did you know that? Yep. So it got me thinking about something I really love to read in books: strictly platonic boy-girl BFFs. Oh, don’t get me wrong, one of my favorite type of romance to read is BFFs turned something more, but I do love when a book shows that a girl and a boy can be friends and nothing more. Here are some of my favorites.


1. Juliette and Kenji – Shatter Me Trilogy 

I absolutely love Kenji and Juliette’s dynamic. They go to strangers to best friends in no time, because they connect really well together. And although Kenji throws some flirtation around – because it’s Kenji and he just can’t help it – there’s never a moment where it seems like their relation might go that way. Instead, they truly become BFFs, with Juliette using her BFF as a relationship advisor and all.

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2. Cinder and ThorneThe Lunar Chronicles

Their relationship warms my heart! I just love how much they fight and banter and everything, but at the end of the day, they trust each other completely and would do just about anything for one another.

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3. Harry and Hermione – Harry Potter

This is goals! Never while reading the 7 books, did I ever doubt that this was a strictly platonic friendship. NEVER! Harry and Hermione are BFFs and that’s it. Yes, I’m aware that a while back J.K. Rowling said that Hermione should have ended up with Harry, but I’m gonna forget she ever said that, because Hermione always belonged with Ron.

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4. Simon and Penny – Carry On

Oh, they are beyond perfect! I love their friendship. Early in the book, Simon explain how he and Penny are just friends and they never felt more than that, and how some people thought it was weird… yeah, see point nº 3!

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5. Maggie and Ben – The One Thing

Even though Ben is several years younger than Maggie, their friendship is beautiful and one of the many reasons you should read The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis. I wish I had a Ben in my life…


So, tell me. Do you like to read about awesome friendships between boys and girls that doesn’t lead anywhere else? What’s your favorite?

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read in 2015

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015 (you can do it by only 2015 releases,  overall , by genre (top ten fantasy books I read in 2015), etc. however you choose to make your BEST list)

So, here we go… I’m choosing my 10 favorite books of this year… this is gonna be tough… But here we go, in no particular order, 10 books that made me super happy and glad that I picked them up this year… I would have a lot more in the list, but I didn’t want to repeat authors either…

I’ll do this in graphic form, because I talked of these books enough times to not have to repeat the reasons why I love them.


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Cress (Marissa Meyer)

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Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. 

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker; unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. 

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.


OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! I’m not freaking out!!! THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AMAZING!!!!

I’ve told you before which is my favorite Disney movie, right? No?! I’ll give you a hint… she’s blond and has a really long hair… Yep, I LOVE TANGLED! And this book gave me all those Tangled feelings! *sigh*

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I’ll keep this mostly short and I apologize before hand if I drop any SPOILERS (sorry!!!). I loved Cress, so far it’s my favorite book of the series, and that’s mostly because I loved Cress as a character. She’s so cute and funny and I love the way she sees the world… her humongous crush for Captain Carswell Thorne doesn’t hurt either! – yeah Girl, I’m with you on that one…

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(who doesn’t?!)

My heart broke a little when all of Cress’s story was told… but I loved Cress and Thorne together, how they got to know each other and fall in love, although Cress was a lot faster than Thorne, lol, he just really doesn’t know what he’s doing.

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Did I mention that I love Cinder? Cinder kicked ass on this book, she became a true leader. And I absolutely adored how she stepped up for Wolf and tried to keep him sane. And Cinder and Kai *swoon* are so damn cute together 😀 .

About Wolf… OMG, my heart was breaking for Wolf! The guy was looking at Scarlet’s chair, holding a can of tomatoes and sniffing her bed… he was so damn broken :(, I just wanted to reach him and tell him that everything would work out. Scarlet, oh poor Scarlet, this book was no good for either of them…

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Winter is crazy! Not much more to say, right? And Jacin… well, the jury is still out on that one.

IKO IS MY FAVORITE!!! (after Cress, Cress is special). Iko is just a riot, she’s so damn funny and inappropriate :D.

This book was action packed, funny, unpredictable, funny, swoon worthy, funny – yeah, I said funny 3 times – and I loved it so so much. I want the gang to be together, all of them. I want Cinder and Kai together, I want Iko’s body whole again, I want Cress and Thorne to be in absolute bliss, and I want him to have his sight back, and I need to have Wolf and Scarlet back together, because they are absolutely miserable apart.

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Sorry for abusing Cress/Thorne quotes, but I love them. They’re the cutest. I ship it like crazy…