Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cinder ARC Giveaway

Goodreads Blurb:
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.  

I enjoyed this book. It's one of the most original fairytale re-takes I've read, yet it definitely has the Cinderella flavor. I love it that she's a mechanic--a greasy, disheveled mechanic. And the best mechanic in the land! It's perfect. I also love the mix of humanity, cyborg, robot, and Lunar peoples.

I had a hard time deciding whether to give this a 4 or 5 star rating. Ultimately, I went with 4 stars because while it was a great read, it wasn't UN-PUT-DOWN-ABLE for me until the last 150 pages or so. Then . . .whoa! It all gets crazy intense. And leaves us dying for book two!

This one is well worth the time!

And now . . . the giveaway!

To be entered to win, you must: 
  1. be a follower of this blog
  2. leave a comment by midnight on Monday, Jan. 16th
  3. provide an email address so that I can contact you if you win
  4. Int'l entries welcome
 I will announce the winner next Tuesday. 
Good luck! 


Cherie Reich said...

CINDERS looks so good. It's on my TBR list.

I'm a follower. :)
cherie.reich (at)

Katie Anderson said...

Great review! I've been dying to read this one.

Evie said...

It looks great! I really like your review.
Please count me in if the giveaway is International.
by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br
I am a GFC follower: Evie

Juju at Tales of said...

Ooooooo count me in!


K. Turley (Clutzattack) said...

I've had this on my goodreads list for sooo long. I especially love the cover.


Tere Kirkland said...

Been looking forward to this Cyborg Cinderella for some time! Thanks for the contest, Shannon!

Sophia Richardson said...

Yay, thanks for making it international! And SophiaRRichardson(at)gmail(dot)com, in case I win.

Kristin Rae said...

YES PLEASE!! I've heard SO much about this!!


phyllis sweetwater said...

The hype for this book has been outstanding. Looking forward to reading it. I am a follower
hlilburn( at)

Miranda Hardy said...

My daughter and I both want to read this one. I'm in. Dreamycowgirl at hotmail . Com

Rachel said...

I am so curious to read this, thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Rachel King

hopester777 at gmail dot com

TheDaydreamer3 said...

Awesome!I wanted to read this:) I am a new follower


rallu.93 (@)

Carolyn V said...

I've only heard good things about that book! That's it, it's on my list!

Jude said...

Already a blog follower via Google Reader. Cinder looks great!

Lynn said...

Sounds like a great read. Count me in.

Kemendraugh said...

Oh man I have been LUSTING after this book!

kemendraugh at gmail dot com

Misha Gericke said...

This sounds wonderful. Count me in. mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Gisele Alv said...

Wooo Hoo! I would love to read Cinder, I read awesome reviews aboy this book plus the cover is amazing! please count me in!!
GFC: Gisele Alvarado


Deb Marshall said...

Reading this now and sooo enjoying it. And how about that cover! No need to enter me, I've got a copy. Cheers, Deb

Jaye Robin Brown said...

So much hype surrounding this book - definitely would love to read it/win it. Am a new follower!

jro at jrowrites dot com

Diane said...

I have seen this book everywhere and am anxious to get my hands on it. I'd hate having to wait for book 2 with all that build up!!! :O)

estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

Inspired Kathy said...

Thanks for the chance! I've seen this on so many sites. I'd love to read it. bkhabel at gmail dot com

buddyt said...

Sounds like a steampunk fairytale.

I am interested.

Please enter me.

Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

Carol T

I Follow via GFC as buddyt

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

G. Donald Cribbs said...

I would love to read and review this book. It looks great, and glad to hear it made NYT Bestsellers. Woot!

Thank you for the opportunity!

Old Kitty said...

Love that Cinder is sassy and clever and knows what to do with a wrench!!! Plus she's a cyborg!! Hooorah!

Good luck to all!!! Take care

deanna_boocock said...

This book looks like a great read. Would love to win. deanna_boocock (at)

Peggy Urry said...

Sounds like an interesting read, count me in, too. paurry [at] msn [dot] com

andii* said...

so, if it's worldwide, i'm surely in!!
i'll live to win this arc! (it's just amazing!)


Akoss said...

I want it so bad. XD :)


Annabell said...

I actually have seen this book around for so long, but just recently became interested. Everyone I know that has read it has good things to say about it!

annabellsbooknook at gmail dot com

Joanne Fritz said...

So impressed by this book! The writing is mature and beautiful. Can't believe it's a debut novel. Loved the combination of fantasy and sci-fi. But it was definitely not a fast read. Took me a while to get through it.

Already have a copy, so please give it to someone else!

Jemi Fraser said...

I've got this one on my wishlist - it sounds so good! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for offering your ARC. I really want to read this even though I see Joanne agrees with you that it's not that fast of a read.

Ali B said...

Will be adding this one to my queue. And what a perfect name for the book. From your description, it sounds like "Cinder" is a meaningful name. I love when a book's title grabs me and screams, "read me!"


Jen Daiker said...

I'm DYING to read this book!!!! I hope I win, but if I don't I know I'll be at the bookstore buying it pronto!

Meredith said...

This one looks AMAZING! I love fairy tell retellings--so much fun! Count me in. :)

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please.

GFC follower.


Roxane B. Salonen said...

Wow, there are a lot of entries, but I'm going to throw mine in too because I have a few kiddos I think would love it. :) You know where to find me, and I've been a follower since you had just a couple hundred followers. Someday, I will say I knew her when... :)

Gi-Gi said...

Cinder sounds amazing :D
Thanks for the giveaway!


Stephanie Thornton said...

Wow--that does sound like an extremely original retake on a fairytale I could definitely enjoy!

thorntonstephanie at hotmail dot com

Enjoy your long weekend, Shannon!

JessS said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Cinder sounds interesting and I'd love to win a copy.

GFC - JessS

FairyWhispers said...

this book looks pretty good


am a GFC Follower- FairyWhispers


Unknown said...

i follow via GFC

catherine c

catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

Dea (IvaliceAlliance) said...

I'm so excited about this book! Thanks so much for the chance. :))
GFC - dea sauva

sauvadeavelle @ yahoo dot com

Kate Scott said...

This book sounds amazing. I hope I win :)

FreakChiq said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win this book! :)
GFC follower - FreakChiq


Jenn @ Under the Covers said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win this book, I really want to read this one!

My GFC is Jennifer Allen


Bookish in a Box said...

This sounds awesome! I love a good fairytale retelling, especially if it's got steampunk in it and the main character is unusual.

whatinabox at gmail dot com

Chey said...

Thank you so much! This book sounds crazy good.

GFC- Chey

rocksann said...

I've been wanting this book! Thank you for the giveaway.
gfc: rocksann
email: rocksann(at)gmail(dot)com

:D said...

Teo Pei Yun (GFC name)

Thanks :D

mommy0306 said...

thanks for the giveaway. :)

Terri M
GFC: mommy0306

tetewa said...

GFC tetewa I've been hearing alot about this one!

Proserpine said...

Thanks for this giveaway! GFC Follower: Proserpine


Veronica W. said...

I've entered so many giveaways for this book... I hope I finally win!

GFC: Veronica W.
Email: roniwalker7(at)gmail(dot)com

kimscarecrow said...

I've heard so many great things about this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

-Kim H.


Mei said...

Sounds good :D Thanks for the giveaway :)
GFC: Mei

Devon Ashley said...

Can't wait to read this one!
GFC Devon Ashley

KindleObsessed said...

I can't wait to read this!

BookAttict said...

This is one of the books at at the top of my wishlist!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com
GFC: BookAttict

Lexie@BookBug said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

RandomlyKait said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! I've been wanting to read this book for awhile.

GFC: Kaity Wells

shadowkatt2011 [at] aim [dot] com

Katie Amanda said...

GFC: Katie Amanda


Thanks for offering!

sreis87 said...

I follow this blog via GFC: sreis87


JennRenee said...

GFC follower JennRenee


Gabi said...

Oh my gosh! I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been wanting to read this one for a while. :]

I follow on GfC as Gabi.

teddycavygal at yahoo dot com

Denise Z said...

I do not know what time zone you are in so I may have missed the boat on this fun giveaway, but I will thank you for the opportunity all the same. I have had Cinder on my wishlist and look forward to reading it. It is 9:28 p.m. here and I will only know when this posts if I am in time LOL If not I apologize for any bother :)
GFC - Denies Zaky

Rebs @ Book-Rants said...

Excited for this one!

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