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2015 Reading Challenge

For the duration of the year, I’ve participated in Popsugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge. Granted, I did not manage the goal of fifty books and I read fewer books than I did last year (partly because of my major reading slump). However, I still managed to check off a lot of boxes!

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Review: Winter

Winter_Cover

Title: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4)
AuthorMarissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: November 10th 2015
Pages: 827
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

❝ 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?❞

What a spectacular conclusion to the series this was! I finished the book in less than two days and loved every second of it.

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Review: Cress

Cress_CoverTitle: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3)
AuthorMarissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: February 4th 2014
Pages: 550
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

❝ In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had 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 of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.❞

It seems that every book in the Lunar Chronicles series is even better than the last and Cress is not an exception. This book picks up where Scarlet left off, adding more details to the plot and introducing new characters.Continue reading

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Review: Scarlet

13206760Title: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)
AuthorMarissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: February 5th 2013
Pages: 452
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

❝  Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison–even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.❞

As much as I loved the first book in The Lunar Chronicles, Scarlet was even better. In this second installment, Cinder’s story continues where it left off in prison while Emperor Kai and Queen Levana face a battle of their own. However, it also features the story of our second heroine, Scarlet Benoit, a mysterious street fighter and Cinder’s fellow inmate Thorne.
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