Giveaway: CINDER by Marissa Meyer

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.

--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of publisher ~--

WIN a copy of this CINDER!

Open to US and Canada only.

Offer ends: January 29, 2012. Midnight PST

If you lived in "Cinder's" world and given then choice which would you like to be. Human or Cyborg?

AND, please leave your email so that I may contact you upon winning.


34 comments on "Giveaway: CINDER by Marissa Meyer"

dani_nguyen wrote: January 16, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I think I'd rather be a human. I guess the thought of being a cyborg is just too weird for me. This book looks really good. Thanks for the chance to win!


Tynga wrote: January 16, 2012 at 9:54 AM

I<D rather be human!
THanks for the giveaway =)

Farrah Penn wrote: January 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I think I'd be cyborg, since I already know what it's like to be human ;) Change things up a bit!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I've heard great things about this book and can't wait to read it :)


Reading Inspired Writing wrote: January 16, 2012 at 10:11 AM

I think I would rather be human. Though the Cyborgs have some cool features, something was seriously wrong for them to need the cyborg parts.

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Cate wrote: January 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Cyborg! Come on! Part robot, part human, and all AWESOME?! Sign me up!

Paige wrote: January 16, 2012 at 10:29 AM

I think a Cyborg but I'm not exactly sure! Thanks for the awesome giveaway =)

Bethie wrote: January 16, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I think I would still like to be human. I think I like to play it safe.

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Travis wrote: January 16, 2012 at 10:38 AM

I'd be a cyborg because you could just replace parts if they went bad (I assume).

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Liz wrote: January 16, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Oh definitley a human! I mean, what if Cyborgs don't have feelings!? I can't imagine myself as a Cyborg. That's too weird.
Thank you for the awesome giveaway =D

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Sara wrote: January 16, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I cannot imagine being anything other than human so I think I would prefer that over cyborg. lol Thank you for the giveaway!


Orchid wrote: January 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM

While being human in Cinder's world would have its advantages-not being considered of a lower caste. I think I would want to see what its like to be like Cinder and be a cyborg-also, am pretty sure that they must have cool gadgets. =)

Thanks for the great giveaway.


LisaILJ wrote: January 16, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Human, the cyborgs are discriminated against and have no freedom. I wouldn't want to live like that.

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Natasha wrote: January 16, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Hmmm, I don't know which is better.. could I say half human and hald cyborg? lol If not, human I suppose! hehe

I can't wait to read this!


tetewa wrote: January 16, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Definately human!

Haleyknitz wrote: January 16, 2012 at 4:09 PM

As much fun as it sounds to be being something other than human, I'd prefer to stay as I am.

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rubynreba wrote: January 16, 2012 at 4:13 PM

I would definitely be human!

The Story Queen wrote: January 16, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I would DEFINITELY prefer to stay human :) Thanks for the giveaway!


Bookish in a Box wrote: January 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I think there would be a lot of advantages to being a Cyborg...but I'm not sure I'd be ready to actually go through with it.

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Crystal wrote: January 16, 2012 at 6:24 PM

I think being human would be my choice. I'm not sure I would be oh k with the whole cyborg thing, lol.

Tara wrote: January 16, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Definitely Human! Seems like the cyborgs got a pretty crappy deal! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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ansindt wrote: January 16, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I would be human...sometimes you need a good cry!

readinginwinter wrote: January 16, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Definitely human! Just because there are so many things you can do as a human that you can't as a cyborg ... and who wouldn't want to feel anything anymore? That would be weird!

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Patricia's Particularity wrote: January 17, 2012 at 5:05 AM

I would have to say Human - - being a Cyborg sounds like you are without emotion and I think emotion is one aspect of life that is amazing!

Tiffany Drew wrote: January 17, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I would be Human, no other way to live for me. I have my own feelings and thoughts and I would never want anything to take those away.


Jasmine Rose wrote: January 18, 2012 at 7:21 PM

I'm thinking being a cyborg definitely deserves a chance ;]


Munnaza wrote: January 18, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Thank you so much for this giveaway! I'd love to enter!

And what an awesome question. Cyborgs are so cool, and I love that Cinder is stronger than the average person, and also with the ability to scan people's identities and do cool things. But then it also sucks that she's considered a second class citizen and people are really rude to her just because she isn't wholly human (anymore). I think I'd like to be a cyborg just because despite the hardships it'll bring socially, I really admire Cinder. And Kai does too. So why not?

Lisa Richards/alterlisa wrote: January 19, 2012 at 9:45 AM

I think I'd like to give the cyborg lifestyle a spin. Sounds like an awesome story.
GFC- Lisa Richards

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Teressa Oliver wrote: January 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Cyborgs have more fun
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Nicole wrote: January 19, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Cyborg!It just sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!


nodizzies wrote: January 22, 2012 at 10:24 AM

I would be human b/c as a cyborg I would probably break myself! Or be unsure of how to make myself work :P

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Veronica W. wrote: January 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I would like to say human but I feel like being a cyborg would have its advantages, haha! :)


Jonnie (JB) wrote: January 24, 2012 at 3:59 PM

I would give cyborg a try


Marci ( wrote: January 29, 2012 at 5:40 AM

Stay human! (I like being human)

Aydrea wrote: January 29, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I think being a cyborg would be fun!

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