Tuesday, October 9, 2012

November: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Our first meeting has come-and-mostly-gone (you can still discuss it in the previous post)! If you missed the first meeting - you were busy, sleepy, avoiding the potential for an awkward first-date club meeting vibe, whatever - you won't want to miss our second meeting, because the book we've picked for November is GOOD.  Check out this sweet cover-art-eye-candy (and the synopsis):

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."

Hmm... smells a bit like a certain fairy tale.  But before you start thinking about singing mice and pumpkin carriages, this book is far from the fairy tale you grew up reading/watching. Like, lives-on-the-moon far.  (Inside-book-joke intended.)  And before you get all oh-no-I'm-not-reading-ANOTHER-dystopian-novel, just chill; this book is just as different from other dystopia-set books as it is from other fairy-tale-retold books - in a good way.  

So come by the teen room and check it out! Or put the book on hold early - the next meeting is November 1st at 6pm.

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