Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni—a smart device implanted right in a person’s head. In a world where virtually everyone is online twenty-four hours a day, this connection is like oxygen—and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it.
Marisa Carneseca is one of those people. She might spend her days in Mirador, the small, vibrant LA neighborhood where her family owns a restaurant, but she lives on the net—going to school, playing games, hanging out, or doing things of more questionable legality with her friends Sahara and Anja. And it’s Anja who first gets her hands on Bluescreen—a virtual drug that plugs right into a person’s djinni and delivers a massive, non-chemical, completely safe high. But in this city, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, and Mari and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that is much bigger than they ever suspected.
First off, I want to recommend you guys Illuminae only because I LOVE it so much and I want other readers to experience this too. It has a little bit of everything, just mostly what I want from a book. Just a mix of thriller, sci-fi, romance, and etc. And it’s formatted you would never seen it before. Filled with emails, interviews, text messages, it’s a story you’ll rarely see. Interested? Then buy it now. Don’t lose the interest. Just buy it and see it for yourself. And also, I will point out to buy Red Queen too since the author of the book was also in the event too and even though I haven’t red it myself, I heard great things about it, and I also went to USC just a few days ago and I kind of want to learn there (and no, not because of the fact it has a bookstore at the campus…well yeah).
For Illuminae (don’t regret yourself with getting a copy):
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.
Before I start talking about my thoughts and opinions on Cinder, the main reason I finally got the chance to read this is because Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide created a readalong, called “The Lunar Chronicles Read Along“, which there would be more info on her post so if you’re interested then you can sign up there also (CLOSED). Mainly, it has to do with reading or rereading either one or all of the books in the Lunar Chronicles (depending where you’re exactly at in the series) before the final book, Winter comes out and we would all get to read Winter as it releases And Winter comes out on November 10th…wait, that’s my birthday. Guess I know what to do when my birthday is around the corner.