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The Never-Ending Bookshelf

I was born with a reading list I will never finish.

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Daughter of Dusk (Midnight Thief)
Livia Blackburne
Empire of Shadows
Miriam Forster

Cinder

Cinder - Marissa Meyer I liked this more than I thought I would. It was a cool take on a traditional story.

I liked that the elements of Cinderella were incorporated into the story but the plot moved in its own direction. The basic premise is there but the character of Cinder and the world she lives in are all the work for Meyer. Rather than being a retelling that simply changes or updates a few points in the tale, Meyer takes the characters and completely revamps them.

I especially liked the sci-fi elements that were added in with the cyborgs and very real life situations like dealing with a pandemic and war. In the traditional telling Cinderella was very much about the personal relationships between a few characters without much thought paid to the grander implications. I liked that these characters expressed obligations to bigger ideals than their own feelings. It made them seem a truer representation of the way people would react in those circumstances.

I am definately continuing the series.