Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer 

After reading Cinder, I am confident that Marissa Meyer is one of my new favorite authors. This sci-fi Cinderella retelling is absolutely incredible. Even as I write this I am listening to Scarlet on audiobook. I am in love with the characters that Meyer created . 

Linh Cinder is a cyborg mechanic in the plague addled city of New Beijing in the Eastern Commonwealth of Earth. She’s worked like a slave for as long as she can remember under the hateful eye of her stepmother. When she unexpectedly meets the crown prince and the sister she loves contracts the plague, letumosis, Cinder’s world is turned upside down and she is send unwillingly on a journey of self discovery and rebellion. 

I am still reeling from this story. I loved every second and was captivated by every page. Sci-fi is not the genre for which I usually reach, but I definitely need to change my ways because Cinder blew me away. 

Cinder is sarcastic, stubborn, and misunderstood. Her voice is so pure and relatable, you will not be able to help falling in love with her character. Not only Cinder, but Kai and Iko and all the other characters were amazing. Levana is one of the best/worst villains I’ve ever read. She’s evil and nasty parading as beauty and kindness. I can’t stand her and I think my hatred of her is only overshadowed by my hatred of Dolores Umbridge. 

What I loved most about this novel is that, while there are subtle nods to the original fairytale, it is most definitely unique. Marissa Meyer absolutely killed it with his book. 

5/5 stars. 

I hope you all enjoyed this review! If you did please leave me a like and a comment and let me know what you think of this book! 

Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast

This is not the kind of thing I usually post on my blog, but I just had to write a review after I saw this movie. The animated version of Beauty and the Beast was my favorite Disney movie of all time…until I saw the new version. 

The cast of this movie was exceptional. Emma Watson absolutely shines as Belle in this 2017 live action remake of the 1991 Disney classic. I don’t think they could have chosen a better actress to play the part. This isn’t really surprising to me considering how similar the characters of Belle and Hermione are. 

Dan Stevens is a fantastic Beast (and once he takes his human form, very sexy). The raw emotion in the way he plays the part made my little fangirl heart flutter, particularly when he sings Evermore. 

I could gush about every member of the cast, but that would make my review ten years long. Luke Evans was a superb Gaston, Josh Gad was perfection as LeFou, and every other member of the cast did an incredible job as well. 

Speaking of LeFou, he was one of my favorite parts of the movie. His obvious and intense crush on Gaston was so cute. He was hilarious and you couldn’t help but like him despite his loyalty to the hilariously despicable Gaston. 

I love the way the film stayed true to the original for the most part. The few differences that were in the film only enhanced the production in my opinion. The new songs were beautiful, the plot holes were fixed, and the story flowed beautifully. 

I dearly loved every minute of this film and I encourage all of you to see it if you haven’t yet. 

10/10 would HIGHLY recommend.