Wrapping up The Lunar Chronicles *No Spoilers*

So, earlier this week Marissa Meyer released the last installment of the best selling hit The Cinder Chronicles. I was lucky enough to meet Ms. Meyer last year at Yallwest, the first book festival of its name on the west coast! My team totally kicked her butt at Trivia 😉 (not kidding actually, that is a true story!)

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I was so excited about this upcoming book that I purposefully didn’t do much digging about it. I wanted to be fresh and open minded for this last book. I re read the three books leading up to it, Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, and I was totally ready!

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This book did not disappoint! If you are looking to read this one, be ready for over 800 pages of awesome!

The uprising has been building for three books now. Alliances have been formed, and all the characters are in place for the final show. Now this is a precarious place to be, many times this is when authors slip up and rush us to the end. Thankfully Marissa Meyer is not one of those authors. In no way did I feel like a plot line was rushed heading towards this ending. Each character gets nicely wrapped up, and while not everyone is safe, overall you will close this book with a smile on your face!

This book is exciting and suspenseful, it pulls at your heart strings, and makes you gasp in horror. I was just so darn glad it was so long! I loved the descriptions of the lunar world, the clothing and the aristocracy. I want to tell you so much more, but for anyone who hasn’t read the series, I would just be giving away huge spoilers!

I hope the next time you find yourself wondering what you should read, you think about picking up this series. The Cyborg Cinderella tale that is so much more. It deals with themes such as mental illness, discrimination, first love, relationships, family, and more.

Also I cannot stress this enough, if you are anywhere near the west coast you need to make the trip to Yallwest in April. April 30-May 1 to be exact!

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Happy Reading Yall!

Katie

E-books or Paperbacks?

I know that every person has their own opinion of ebooks vs paperbacks. For me each has their pros and cons. I have always dreamed of having my own giant library, until I had to pack it up. How many bookshelves do I have now? Five? Six? And no matter how many ebooks I buy, I still feel my shelves bowing under the weight of new books each year. If I had the room, I would always take a new bookshelf. I will fill it eventually 😉

I have many different ways to get my hands on the books that I love so dearly. I like to use ibooks, amazon kindle, netgalley, bookbub, and sometimes I even steal books from my boyfriend’s kindle! I chose to move over to ebooks when I had to move the first time, and I decided I had to bring every last book I owned with me. Lets just say, I had more books than practically everything else. Books are HEAVY! Ebooks solved a few simple problems for me, I have a huge library all on my phone and iPad, which I have access to at any time, and the electronic nature satisfies my lack of patience. I can get any book at my fingertips practically immediately! Who wouldn’t like that?

Then I went to my first book festival. All of a sudden I am facing some of my most favorite authors, and I have the ability to get them to sign any book I want. But all of my copies are in my kindle app. So now I am buying books twice because nothing is better than a author signed copy! Should I have purchased the book in hardback first? Or is the signed first page of a book a good enough reason to buy a second copy? Most times I only buy books that I really want to lend out to my friends or family, I like having a sort of lending library with them, and those books sometimes never make it back to me. I could never let a book that I had signed not get returned! That would be blasphemy, and it makes me think twice about getting a paperback version entirely.

What do you think? Have your book shelves overflown? What do you do with all your books?

Happy Reading,

Katie