Random Thursday: Seriously Random, Involves Robots - Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Warning: The following post is fueled by lack of sleep and too much Halloween candy.


I don't really have anything interesting planned for today.  If you're looking for the standard Thursday review, that got posted yesterday.  Over the course of the day, I've contemplated going back to school for an MBA, got severe sticker shock at the price of graduate school, received more customer service help from Southwest Airlines Twitter team than their customer service phoneline (the lovely lady on Twitter fixed it while I was still on hold), sent my very first unsolicited ARC request email and tried to figure out how to define my rating system.  But mostly I've been obsessing over a book. 

Three words:




I didn't do a Waiting on Wednesday post yesterday because I was eating sushi and staying up too late rocking out to Matt Nathanson playing 80s hair band covers and "La Bamba",* so we're doing it today.  Sort of like Waiting on Wednesday and Random Tuesday smashed together, had a baby, got confused, and realized it was Thursday.


Marissa Meyer

Feiwel & Friends
January 3, 2012
400 pages

Preorder it from Amazon here

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.

If that doesn't sound like the most awesome book ever to you, then I'm not sure we can still be friends.**


Hey, look at that, this became an actual post.  So anything crazy happening with you people tonight?

* Those aren't from the Austin show, but they get the point across - Matt Nathanson is crazy and wonderful.

** I'm kidding.  You're awesome too.  I understand not everyone likes robots, twisted faerie tales and/or space people.  We can still be friends.  I, however, LOVE ALL THOSE THINGS!