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Reading a Thousand Lives

I'm a goodreads refugee. I read horror, classics, literary, science fiction, YA, weird, regency romances, historical fiction, history, science, fantasy and random bits and pieces of every genre, it seems like. I don't do as much reading and reviewing as I used to, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

Currently reading

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
A Dance with Dragons
George R.R. Martin
Deep Blue
Jennifer Donnelly
Crystal Fire
Jordan Dane
Trisha Wolfe
Mistress to the Crown
Isolde Martyn
The Children of Henry VIII
John Guy
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
Jane Lark
Lost in a Royal Kiss
Vanessa Kelly
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Michio Kaku

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Series #1)

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Series #1) - I wanted to like this so much more than I did, so it didn't really live up to my high expectations, though I'm not entirely sure why. Also I saw the two "twists" coming from fifty thousand miles away. I HATE obvious twists, it ruins the surprise and dulls my enjoyment to be correct. These were far too obvious. I WANT to be surprised and be taken for a ride!But I am excited for the next book to be honest. I'm hoping that Meyer's writing will have improved and I'll be more fond of the second book, because let's face it--cyborgs, aliens, plagues, princes and princesses? It's like everything I love thrown into one novel. The only thing missing is a freakin' circus. But yes, I think it's worth the read at least if you're into this kind of thing, or are fond of fairy tale retellings. I'm actually not a huge fan of Cinderella, but Ever After is one of my favorite retellings ever and that was also a Cinderella retelling, so I wouldn't dismiss it if you've never been fond of Cinderella. The connections are fairly lax anyhow (obvious connections, but there really aren't too many parallels. A nice mix if you ask me)