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Stephanie Beerden

Stephanie Beerden was born on Friday the 13th (no joke, she really was) in a small city called Genk and has always been fascinated with the occult, magic and books. Her childhood and teen years were filled with reading lots and lots of books and imagining what life would be like as a real Vampire. Until one day she decided that she wanted to try her hand at writing her own books and that was the beginning of her writing adventure. Her first book is a YA Fantasy called De Elementen – Het Verloren Koninkrijk and after many, many trials and tribulations, one small Dutch publisher decided “Hey, let’s give this girl a shot”. Her second book De Elementen – Archandir has recently been published by same publisher and she couldn’t be happier about that. Stephanie hopes to keep writing as long as she can and already has several writing projects in the works for the future.

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Paul S. Kemp
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Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Series #1)

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Series #1) - Alright let’s get started. Cinder is an awesome re-envisioning of the original fairy tale! I’ve got to give Marissa credit for that. I mean … Cinder as a cyborg? I don’t think anyone has tried that before. It’s new and refreshing and it is what made me want to read this book in the first place. So Lihn Cinder is a Cyborg – meaning she has mechanical protheses and organs attached to herself. She’s a mechanic in New Beijing, which lies in the Eastern Commonwealth. And the entire world is ravaged by plague outbreaks, for which no one knows the cure. Sounds a nice place to live don’t you think? Moving on, alright so one day Prince Kai shows up at her workplace on the market, giving her an android she needs to fix. It's really obvious that Cinder likes him even though she tries to deny it quite a few times throughout the book. After that it’s a whirlwind of problems for Cinder. Including the fact that she has secrets she didn’t even know about and that make her a target of Queen Levana. So all in all I liked this book, despite the fact that it’s a bit predictable after 60 or so pages. But I think there are a lot of people who would love this book. So that actually explains the 3,5 stars I am giving it. It’s good but not fantastic.Original review on: http://booknutstephanie.blogspot.be/2013/04/review-cinder-by-marissa-meyer.html