After a busy day of playground-playing (grassy knoll-climbing, construction vehicle-watching, sliding, swinging, a sorta merry-go-rounding, and general running around mayhem), and a lunch at Wee Reader’s favourite, Arby’s (it’s a once-in-a-long-while treat), everyone was a bit too pooped to go into the library to pick up books. Maybe tomorrow.
In the meanwhile, I did some virtual book borrowing:
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) – Marissa Meyer
Thanks to the library’s recent e-book acquisitions, I managed to borrow this! I’ve been in the queue for the paper version for two months! I was really excited to get the e-version! Hooray for e-books!
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
How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff
I’ve never picked up a Meg Rosoff book before, and I’m not sure if this is where to start, but since it had the most number of ratings out of her books on Goodreads, I figure it’s a good beginning. Hopefully!
“Every war has turning points and every person too.”
Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.
As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.
A riveting and astonishing story
Have you read these books? What did you think of them?