Twenty years ago, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer premiered on TV and gave us seven seasons of a witty, complex, fun, sad, supernatural stories about the chosen girl who could save the world. In the end, she liberated all the chosen girls. Sunnydale High sat on the hell mouth, a perfect metaphor for high school as
Winter by Marissa Meyer is the last book in The Lunar Chronicles serial. Cinder, the first book, is a retelling of the Cinderella story, set in a future world with cyborgs, space ships, and settlers on the moon. Scarlet and Cress, the second and third books, continues the story, adding retellings of Litter Red Riding
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer is a series of four books. The stories are set in the distant future with a complex social and political system. The serial begins with Cinder, a cyborg mechanic who falls for Crown Prince Kaito of the Eastern Commonwealth. The second book Scarlet is about a French farm girl
In her writing, J. K. Rowling's definitely takes her words to heart. Her villains consistently display their evil side in their treatment their inferiors. Voldemort pretty much badgers everyone, even those who are loyal to him. But there's another villain that makes my skin crawl, Dolores Umbridge; we meet her in Order of the Phoenix.
I occasionally throw in a non-science fiction/fantasy book just because. Come Twilight is an excellent read for people who like mysteries and crime, so I'm throwing it into the mix. I bought Come Twilight when it first came out, and for some reason, didn’t get around to reading it. Then last week, I saw that
The Lunar Chronicles begins with Cinder, a cyborg mechanic who falls for Crown Prince Kaito of the Eastern Commonwealth. Everything that could possible go wrong does. The second book in the serial Scarlet takes up where the first ended. Click here for a review of Cinder. Scarlet is a reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood