The Quote Challenge day 1

A couple of days ago I was tagged by my lovely niece and fellow blogger Valerie (Wonderstruckbooks) to do the Quote Challenge.

For this challenge I have to post quotes I like for three days. I also need to tag three other bloggers each day. Since I am not very keen on tagging other people I won’t be doing that. So if you feel like doing this challenge after seeing these posts? Just go ahead!


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Review: Scarlet

Title: Scarlet (the Lunar Chronicles #2)12674291_10204154216535364_473352188_n
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Penguin Books
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fi
Rating: 4/5

(Warning: Post contains spoilers)

Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.

Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.

As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . .

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Review: Wishful Drinking

Title: Wishful Drinking
Author: Carrie Fisher
Publisher: Pocketbooks
Genre: Autobiography
Rating: 4.5/512625921_10204112315047853_1774279695_n

Finally, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of) with the crazy truth that is her life. Intimate,
hilarious, and sobering, it is an incredible tale. She reveals what is was like to be the child of Hollywood royalty – Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher – home-wrecked by Elizabeth Taylor, come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars, become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen, marry (then divorce, then date) Paul Simon, learn the father of her daughter forgot to tell her he was gay, and write four hit novels.

But it isn’t all sweetness and light sabres. Battling addiction and weathering the wild ride of manic depression, this is Carrie Fisher at her best – revealing her worst. She tells her true and outrageous story with inimitable wit, unabashed self-deprecation, and buoyant, infectious humour.


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Review: Cinder

Title: Cinder Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Penguin Books
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fi
Rating: 4.5/5

(Warning: Post contains spoilers!)

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.

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