30 Day Blog Challenge #7 A Book that Surprised Me

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Title: Cinder
Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Source: Won In Giveaway
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.

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A book that surprised me was Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I honestly wasn't sure about this book at the start because I don't normally read Sci-fi books, but I do love fairytales and I had been surprised by books before. There was a giveaway for an audio book of Cinder and I figured if it did turn out to be good my best friend (who happens to be blind) could read it with me as well since we both usually like the same books. I really didn't think I would win and after a few weeks I forgot about the contest entirely. It wasn't until a small package arrived at my door that I realized I had won. At first I thought it might be the book I had ordered, but it was too small. When I opened it I was so excited, I actually won something!! It was the first book I had ever won in a giveaway and even if it didn't turn out the be that great I was happy. I ended up starting to read it that night and it turned out to be a long night because I couldn't tear myself away. I kept telling myself one more chapter and then I'll go to sleep. This was really a wonderful book and I was so glad that I was able to read it.

It just goes to show you really can't judge a book by its cover.

You can read my review of the book here