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text 2018-04-28 12:46
#readathon. Launched! Planned TBR
Terminal Alliance (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse) - Jim C. Hines
Heroes In Training - Martin H. Greenberg,Jim C. Hines
Nevertheless, She Persisted: A Book View Cafe Anthology - Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff,Mindy Klasky,Vonda N. McIntyre,Nancy Jane Moore,P. G. Nagle,Gillian Polack,Irene Radford,Deborah J. Ross,Dave Smeds,Sara Stamey,Jennifer Stevenson,Judith Tarr,Marie Brennan,Amy Sterling Casil,Brenda Clough,Leah Cutter,Marissa Doyle,
Lake Silence - Anne Bishop
Dark Heir - Faith Hunter
Burn Bright - Patricia Briggs
Cress - Marissa Meyer

It's starting to be a tradition with me to open with a Jim C. Hines book.  Unplanned until this time.  Terminal Alliance (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse) - Jim C. Hines  kept getting bumped by library waitlist books, not fitting a reading challenge and other borrows.

 

I've got two anthologies handy for quicker stories, Heroes In Training - Martin H. Greenberg,Jim C. Hines  and Nevertheless, She Persisted.  Mostly next in series books.  Lots of not pictured variety in downloaded freebies and kindle unlimited borrows in case mood changes.

 

Nope, no way am I getting through all shown.  I do good to complete 1-3 books if I socialize and do all the activities.  Planning the TBR is half the fun!

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review 2017-10-24 22:34
Cress - Marissa Meyer

Another solid middle entry to the series. The multiple viewpoints feel natural, and the plot twists are thick on the ground. Still top marks for world building and telling details in a uniquely creative setting, touching on subjects such as childhood abuse and isolation as well as the nature of humanity. Romance-y stuff and revolution-y stuff all ramping up for the finale. Engaging read.

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review 2017-07-06 00:00
Cress
Cress - Marissa Meyer Same rule applies as first 2 books...LONG story arc so no conclusion yet. Still wildly entertaining but so many characters now it's feeling like those dynamics are beginning to detract just a bit too much.
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review 2017-06-03 22:40
Cress
Cress - Marissa Meyer

So far, Cress is my favorite of the Lunar Chronicles. I have to say I have a bit of a book-crush on Thorne. He is just so freaking adorable! And match him with the quirky personality of Cress... ahh (insert big sappy grin emoji)

 

Really, this book was just so much FUN! I can't tell you how many times I giggled out loud - which rarely happens to me while reading!

 

I've been pleasantly surprised by this whole series. It's been a long time since I haven't been let down by the subsequent books. I've been listening to these on audiobooks downloaded from my library. The narrator does a fantastic job, but I'm enjoying them so much and want to share them with my daughter when she gets a bit older, so I'm just going to have to purchase the box set for the personal bookshelf :)

 

Let's hope I didn't just stick my foot in my mouth and jinx it for the final book, Winter. I hope it doesn't fall short of the other books for me!

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review 2017-05-29 19:54
Review: "Cress" (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
Cress - Marissa Meyer

Another volume, another heroine.

 

     Getting back in this world and meeting my favorite characters again made me really happy. Only after I started reading Cress, I realized how much I’ve missed them!

 

     The plot is well-paced, so when you see that the book has over 500 pages don’t freak out because it’s a fast-read, you will surely be sucked into the fictional world and the events will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end and will make you want it to have had even more pages.

 

      The story is told in multiple POVs, just like the previous two books, but Marissa's writing is so easy and straight forward that you won't get confused, even though there are a lot of events and plot twists that take place throughout the book.

 

 

     With every new book there are new characters added, each of them vibrant and full of personality and you will surely love them like I do. Cress is one of the characters that I have much sympathy for: she is so innocent, curious and full of life that you can’t not love her. She is such a sweetheart and a genius tech, Rapunzel-like but she is also really clumsy. Furthermore, she and Thorne make a cute pair.

     

      And for the world building, in each book we find more and more about Cinder’s world, about its history, its laws and so on, so Meyer is not just great at creating amazing characters but also great at constructing well-built fictional universes. What disappointed me in this volume was Wolf’s attitude, he acted the whole book as a jerk, I understand that what happened with Scarlet made him worried but ACTING LIKE A BASTARD WON’T HELP HER, YOU STUPID…! anyway, besides Wolf being useless I think there wasn’t anything else that bothered me…well, actually, maybe just the fact that Scarlet was almost absent from this installment, so I hope that she would appear more in the next volume.

 

      And, last but not least, I have to tell a few words about Iko too, because she is totally my favorite character!! I mean, I think Iko is surely the favorite character of all the ones that read this series. She has such a great personality, I love her humor and she seems more human than a human being even though she is a robot. Through the end Meyer gives us a glimpse of Winter, who seems a little weird but her personality intrigued me, so I can’t wait to read more about her in the next and last installment of the Lunar Chronicles series: Winter.

 

      If you haven't read this series yet, what are you waiting for?

 

     I’m going to start reading Winter, meanwhile I left you my favorite quote from the book:

 

 

“Captain?"

"Yeah?"

"Do you think it was destiny that brought us together?" He squinted and, after a thoughtful moment, shook his head. "No. I'm pretty sure it was Cinder.”

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