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Cinder 2012
IMPORTANT NOTE: THE RACE OFFICIALLY BEGINS AT NOON EST ON MAY 2. If you’re reading this early, take a breather, stretch them calf muscles, get a drink of water, and wait for the flag!

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Welcome to the CINDER Stop on YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes!

Did you stumble here from aimless internet browsing and have NO IDEA what I’m talking about? Fear not! Just head over to the home base (a.k.a. the Apocalypsies Blog) for an explanation and to get started. Then blog hop on any one of six tracks, learn about OVER FIFTY amazing YA and MG novels, and enter to win books, ARCs, swag, and other awesome prizes!

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CINDER by Marissa Meyer

Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interface has given her an uncanny ability to fix thing (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.

Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.

But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

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BONUS GIVEAWAY: Grab Bag of Goodness

I know you’re anxious to get to the end of the race, complete your quiz, and be entered for awesome prizes, but wait! Before you go, leave a comment to this blog post with your email address and your favorite fairy tale. One commenter, selected at random, will win a Grab Bag of Goodness! I do not yet know what will be in this grab bag, otherwise I would tell you. But I suspect it will be filled with goodness nonetheless.


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Thanks for Stopping By!

Ready to move on? Next up on the Giant Space Squid track: Jenny Lundquist!

Good luck!


May. 3rd, 2012 03:52 am (UTC)
It's such a tough choice to pick a favourite fairy-tale because I grew up reading up different versions of them & always loving them all! I guess I would pick Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Twelve Dancing Princesses, The White Cat... and okay, probably a few more after that too, lol.

Thanks for the giveaway!

~ Liz

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New York Times bestselling author of CINDER and The Lunar Chronicles, in which Cinderella is re-envisioned as a teenage cyborg. I'm represented by Jill Grinberg.

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