Thursday Review: The Lunar Chronicles


The Blurb:
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
My thoughts:So I don’t remember which of you recommended these books, but seriously, thank you! I don’t know why I took so long to pick them up. Well, yes I do. I don’t like robots/cyborg stories most of the time. They just don’t appeal to me, but these were amazing books! Amazing series! I loved every minute of reading these. It’s such an original take on fairy tale retellings and I love it. The world building was amazing, the character development was fantastic. There is romance but it’s not all that defines the characters. And the series is full of unique female protagonists who have different flaws and strengths and they’re just great. The pacing was non-stop, the plotting fantastic. I literally cannot say enough good things about this series. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out.

And then check out all the extras on the authors webpage. I read all the short stories she’s got available in one night and they were amazing. I know I’ve used that word way too much in the last two paragraphs, but I haven’t been THIS excited about a book find in a long, long time. I can’t wait for the next installment!

2 thoughts on “Thursday Review: The Lunar Chronicles

  1. Kaitlin, I never knew these books were called “The Lunar Chronicles”! Good to know 🙂 I haven’t read them and wonder if I’ll ever get the chance, but I did have the pleasure of meeting Marissa at a book signing at which I knew one of the other authors. She was really nice 🙂

  2. I’ve emailed her before about some promotional stuff and she was very friendly. I know she’s been in touch with Liz DeJesus (author of First Frost). I’ve been really impressed with her work.

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