Confession— I’m a big sucker for fairy tales and Disney. I can’t wait for Once Upon a Time to start back up on ABC! So in honor of the January 12th birthday of Charles Perrault (French author who wrote Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and many more…I only know that from the Google Doodle yesterday lol)— I wanted to give a little book review on a fun read my husband bought me for Christmas!
I hadn’t heard of the Lunar Chronicles until I opened them Christmas morning.
While at work, my husband kept seeing patients who were reading the series and he finally asked what they were all about. Everyone he asked gave rave reviews— so he took a chance and got me the first three books!
I’ve only read the first book in the series, Cinder, but I’m hooked. Basically it’s a Cinderella Sci-Fi novel. The books in the series are geared toward the young adult crowd, but that’s my kind of book! It’s an easy read that doesn’t require much thinking. I finished the first book in about a week— just reading a little bit each night.
If you like the Hunger Games, or the Divergent series, or any of those sappy teen novels you’ll enjoy this (I guess that’s what I get for teaching high school for 4 years!)Anyways, the first book in the series follows Cinder, an orphaned cyborg (part human, part machine) who doesn’t remember her past. She works as a mechanic to support her stepmother and stepsisters. It takes place in a futuristic, dystopian society, post World War IV, where a deadly plague is spreading like wild fire. Then there are the Lunar people… we don’t know much about them, but they have some creepy mind controlling powers. I don’t want to give too much of it away, but it’s a fun read and I’m already into the second book, Scarlet, and am loving that as well! There are two other books after the first three as well so it should keep you busy for awhile.
Every once in awhile I just need an easy read that doesn’t take too much deep thought, and these books are perfect for that!
So grab your copy and start reading today! (Didn’t they used to say something like that in the Reading Rainbow haha, oh the days of elementary school library class!)
There you have it, my first book report since 5th grade!