Posts Tagged ‘sci fi’

Book Trailer Thursday: Cress

January 16, 2014

 

Did you tear through Marissa Meyer’s sci-fi fairy tales Cinder and Scarlet, and now you’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for the next book in the series?  The wait is almost over!!  Book three in The Lunar Chronicles, Cress, will be released on February 4th!  Check out the brand new book trailer above, and then click here to place a hold on a copy!

Judging a Book by Its Cover: Cinder

April 24, 2013

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TitleCinder

Author: Marissa Meyer

What’s on the cover:  A woman’s leg with a bright red high heeled shoe.  The background is black with light around the foot so that the leg is casting a shadow.  But most interestingly, the leg seems to have robot parts inside it!

What I think it’s about:  A girl who looks human but is really some sort of cyborg.  Judging by the title and the focus on the shoe, possibly some sort of Cinderella story.

Do I think I want to read it?:  If it was just a leg and a shoe, I don’t know.  But the robot parts have me intrigued!

What the blurb says:  “As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.”

Final verdict:  Even though the cover made it pretty clear what the story was going to be, it sounds like a unique take on Cinderella that would be really fun to read.

Judging a Book by Its Cover: Eve & Adam

April 12, 2013

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Title:  Eve & Adam

Author: Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

What’s on the cover:  An apple that is half red and half silver puzzle pieces.  Lightning seems to be striking around it.  Blue gradient background with lots of ones and zeroes around the apple.  The tagline says “And girl created boy….”

What I think it’s about:  Looks like sci-fi.  With that tagline, I’m guessing a girl creates some kind of artificial intelligence.

Do I think I want to read it?:  The cover tells me just enough to know what genre it likely is and gives some good hints to the plot without giving it away.  I’m definitely intrigued, and it’s also a really cool, pretty cover.  Initial judgment says yes!

What the blurb says:  “In the beginning, there was an apple.  And then there was a car crash, a horrible, debilitating injury, and a hospital.  But before Evening Spiker could regain consciouness, there was a strange boy checking her out of the hospital and rushing her to Spiker Biopharmaceuticals, her mother’s research facility.  Once there, Eve has to heal and cope with an eerie isolation only interrupted by her overbearing mohter, a strange group of doctors, and the mysterious boy who brought her there.  Just when Eve thinks she will die – not from her injuries, but boredom – her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy.  Using an amazingly detailed simulation that is designed to teach human genetics, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up: eyes, hair, muscle, even a brain, and potential personality traits.  Eve is creating Adam.  And he will be perfect….won’t he?”

Final verdict:  Hey, I was right!  The blurb makes it sound like a fun, intersting, thought-provoking book.  This one is going on my To Read pile.