How's your week been so far? A basketful of awesome, I hope.
I've been LOVING the rain this week. No, seriously. Fo' real, y'all. Because rain means...
1. Pyjama-ing up at 4.15
Aka the second I get home from work. What?! The hem of my dress got slightly damp. Do you want me to catch pneumonia?!
2. Melty chocolate puddings
Need I say more?
3. Blankets, tea and a good book
I know these feature on nearly every one of my Good Things Lists but man do I love reading under a blanket. Over my legs, not blanket-fort style. Although now I really want to make a blanket fort.
Anyway, at Jen's recommendation I've started reading The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I started the prequel Glitches on Sunday evening and I've just finished Cinder, the first full novel. Each book is loosely based on a well-known fairy tale but, as the covers will testify, all is not as it seems...
Cinder is set against the backdrop of New Beijing, rebuilt after World War IV, and the eponymous heroine is definitely not the pastel-coloured, swooning damsel of fairy tales past. She's a mechanic, for a start, and her bestie is an android. We're basically the same person.
The characters are believable, the plot is fast-paced, and there are sufficient twists to make it a fresh update of the well-known original story. The best part about finding the series so late is not having to wait for the next instalment. With two novellas and two full novels left to read I'd best put the kettle on...
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