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Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles), Marissa Meyer

ScarletIn the “The Lunar Chronicles”, we meet Little Red Riding Hood and the big bad Wolf, or Scarlet and… Wolf. Here, in a small town in France, we meet two people who Cinder does not even know she needs yet.
Scarlet has been living with her grandmother for most of her life, and recently her grandmother has been taken and no one believes her because everyone thinks that her grandmother is crazy and left of her own will. Scarlet knows better, she knows that her grandmother would not leave her on her own without telling her why. In town all people can talk about is a crazy cyborg girl who tried to assassinate the Prince…or the Queen… no one is exactly sure. When Scarlet almost starts a fight in a restaurant her family provides vegetables for, Wolf comes to her aid. Wolf is a known street fighter in these parts, and fights with a feral intensity. There’s something about him that Scarlet can’t get out of her head. It is with his help that they go on to try and find her Grandmother, but c’mon can Little Red Riding Hood ever trust the Wolf?
The second installment of “The Lunar Chronicles” was just as good as the first! I had a hard time putting the book down, or really my kindle app wherever I have it, my phone, tablet, computer. They way Marissa Meyer continues to put a twist on these classic fairytales is astounding, and I hope the third one is just as great. Until next time,
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90s Born Reader
Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater

shiver_book_cover Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater is about a young girl, Grace, who has found love in the most unexpected place. When she was younger she was taken into the woods by the wolves and almost attacked until one of the wolves, Sam, called off the attack. Ever since that night she looks out every evening during the winter for that one wolf only to see him watching her as well. As the years pass she develops somewhat of an obsession with the wolves, always watching them and knowing their seasons when they come and go. She thought their worlds would never come together until animal attacks start happening in her hometown and the town decides it is time to kill the wolves who live in the woods. Grace knows that she has to save Sam, but what she finds is something completely different.
I really enjoyed Shiver. I was able to read it during one shift at work, which means that it kept me entertained long enough to continue reading. I liked how there were some unexpected turns and plot twists, but I liked the general romance of the whole novel. I liked the aspect of falling in love and finding the one who is meant for you. As soon as I make it through my ever increasing list of books, I’m going to read the next one by Maggie Stiefvater! Until next time,
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90s Born Reader