You may have noticed that Memory Lane Monday has been absent since the beginning of 2014, and there's a reason for it. For a few months now, I have felt like Memory Lane Monday at some point transformed from a quick meme I could do every week, to practically writing and posting a mini review every Monday. It was never my intention for it to turn into a mini-review but that's what ended up happening, so, I've decided it needed a new format/structure.
From now on, Memory Lane Monday will consist of five simple questions I will answer about a book I haven't reviewed. Most likely this will be books that have been out for a year+ or novellas that I feel are too short to dedicate an entire review to.
So, without further ado, let's get started!
This week's Memory Lane Monday is...
Cinder By: Marissa Meyer
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.
1) You've got five words! Describe the book!
Cyborg Cinderella and Prince Charming.
2) Pick a quote. Any quote.
“Vanity is a factor, but it is more a question of control. It is easier to trick others into perceiving you as beautiful if you can convince yourself you are beautiful. But mirrors have an uncanny way of telling the truth.”
3) Hit, Miss or Meh?
HIT! Definitely a hit! Cinder is one of the most unique books I've read this year AND the third book in the series, Cress, comes out tomorrow!
4) Best or Worst Quality...
The best quality this book has is a really likeable main heroine that you can't help but root for. There's also a little romance to keep things even more interesting than they already are!
5) Most Memorable Character...
Iko (Cinder's best friend): Iko has such a great personality and her constant gushing about Prince Kai is adorably hilarious!
Have your read Cinder? Who do you consider the most memorable character to be? Be sure to let me know in the comments below! Keep Reading!
Your Y.A. Bookworm,