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Shelf Control #10

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! It’s the last Wednesday of April and I still can’t believe the month is almost over. For my last April Shelf Control post, I’m going to focus on another start to a series I have yet to read.

I’m especially excited to feature this series and I can’t wait to finally pick it up. Here is what Shelf Control is and the rules: Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out my introductory post, here.


  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link in the comments!
  • If you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and…have fun 🙂

Cinder by Marissa Meyer


Published: 2012 // Length: 400 pages

A forbidden romance.

A deadly plague.

Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . .

CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation.

Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth’s future.

This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget.

How and When I Got It: Once again, I don’t really recall where this book came from. I know it’s been forever since I’ve gotten it, though. Since I haven’t read for years, I have a lot of series to catch up on.

Why I want to read it: I surprisingly didn’t hear about The Lunar Chronicles from Booktube but from a Disney Youtuber. She talked about how it was an awesome retelling and I trust her opinion on most things.

Obviously, I heard fellow bloggers and booktubers rave about it too. It’s also a widely beloved retelling too and I enjoy retellings. I know it’s a longer series so it’s better to get started early.

Have you read Cinder? Would you recommend it?


17 thoughts on “Shelf Control #10

  1. I’ve heard a lot of people talk about Cinder so, from various sources, I would highly recommend it! I’m thinking of reading it this summer, actually 🙂


  2. The Lunar Chronicle is one of my fav series! I finished Cinder in ONE sit, you should read it too, hope you love it as much as I do 💖


  3. I’m not sure if I’m going to read the whole Lunar Chronicles series because I read Scarlet and wasn’t that fussed about it and the set up for the next book doesn’t really excite me either, but I absolutely loved Cinder and would definitely read it again just as a stand alone! 🙂


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