Friday, March 9, 2012

Weekend Book Give-Away: Cinder

Teen Tech Month always gets me thinking about not just new technology (iPad HD?!), but where we are going with it.  If you want to really get a good idea of where technology might be headed, I think reading science fiction is a great way to explore the possibilities.  Such as this week's book...a sweet brand-new hard-back copy of Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.    

Ok...I love that the Cinderella character isn't just some maid to her step-family, but is a cyborg mechanic!  How kick-butt is that? There are 81 people waiting for this book right now, but you could get your very own copy to keep, for free, for good!

To get entered in the drawing to win this great new book, tell me what your favorite fairy tale is, and how you would like to see it reinvented as a science fiction blockbuster!


Winner will be selected by my buddy Random Number Generator on Tuesday March 20, 2012 (as I will be off in Philadelphia for the Public Library Association conference!). Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.  

9 comments:

Kj said...

I think Sleeping Beauty would probably be a rockin' SciFi blockbuster. I'm going off the Disney movie here because I know that interpretation the best. Why would this be a fantastic movie? Because Prince Philip has to kill Maleficent as a dragon! You could totally go all out in making that dragon look wicked scary! Also you could turn the fairies into some kind of alien race... Maybe the princess is the princess of a world and the entire world ended up falling asleep... There's so many different directions you could take this, it's fantastic!

Maddy E. said...

My favorite fairy tale is Peter Pan. THis could be such a good sci-fi story. THey could twist the whole thing to make it seem that Wendy, Micheal,a nd John were abducted by aliens! Or Neverland could just be a whole alternate realm.

Sadie Jordan said...

I say that Hansel and Gretal would make an awesome sci-fi movie. What if the old woman was an evil cyborg and the kids... well i wouldnt want to give the WHOLE movie away :)

Unknown said...

I think Pinocchio would make a great sci-fi story, even though I don't think it qualifies as a fairy tale. My Pinocchio would be a cross between the traditional Pinocchio and The Boy Who Cried Wolf. This sci-fi thriller's plot would be about a political conspiracy.

AC said...

My favorite fairy tale is Peter Pan, and I can kind of see it as a Treasure Planet type of thing, with SPACE PIRATES :O
And Peter wouldn't even need fairy dust to fly...but like, genetic-engineered flying-power (It could happen, I'd prefer the fairy dust) Neverland could also be, like a virtual reality game (Cause those always go so well) and that's why Peter and the Lost Boys never grow up, cause they're really AIs.
Now I really want this to be real...

Unknown said...

I would choose the Pied Piper as my SciFi Blockbuster. It would have a sinister and futuristic tone as one would think that the Piper is an evil person who wants to steal children away with amazing technology. He would trap them in another world entirely. Then the twist would come, the world the children live in is a lie! The story would focus on the piper's relationship with the children who at first resist and the about the piper slowly becoming crazy with the idea of eradicating the "false" world!- Lael Wentland

Unknown said...

I like Pinocchio. I think it would be cool to bring it as a science fiction blockbuster if Pinocchio himself wasn't a puppet, but a robot. And his father built robots instead of puppets. Though keep the cat and fish how they are, I like them. :)

Noah said...

There are so many that would be awesome sci-fi stories! I have a lot of favorites, too.
Let's go with...Little Red Cap (or Little Red Riding Hood, depending on which version you read). That would be an awesome sci-fi if you twisted it around. The wolf could actually be an acronym for a secret organization, WOLF (they're bad guys). I don't know what that stands for, but they'd be really cool and really evil. Little Red Cap herself could be wanted by WOLF because she's the only one that possesses the FLO-WERS, high-tech weapons that every major organization wants. She's out to deliver those FLO-WERS to 'grandmother's house,' which is the code name for the secret organization SHE'S working for (they'd be the good guys). WOLF sends out their agents- wolves- to intercept her and steal the FLO-WERS before she can deliver them to safety O.O
I really want to write this now. Script Frenzy, here I come!

Dawn said...

Boy oh boy do I love all your awesome answers! These are super great, and I can't wait to read them all...get writing, PLEASE!

R#G liked 1 today, so KJ the book is coming your way at Marysville Library :)