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Cinder is a 16 year-old cyborg living in New Beijing. She's considered kind of a second-rate citizen by her step-mother and pretty much any human living in the city, but she does have one redeeming quality in their eyes, she has a very mechanical mind and can fix almost anything. Hovers, robots, malfunctioning parts of cyborgs, including her own. One day, while she's at her shop in the market, a man comes in with a broken robot for her to fix, it takes just a minute, but she recognizes the man as the Prince Kai. She's just over the shock of the prince coming to ask for her help with his robot, when the market becomes a crazed place, the baker woman has caught the dreaded plague. Now no one wants to be anywhere near her shop and all of the people, including Cinder, who were are supposed to go into quarantine to make sure that they don't have the deadly disease. Cinder can't take time for that, and sneaks out the back way to the apartment she shares with her step-mother and two step-sisters, Peony and Pearl. Peony is Cinder's favorite person in the world, so when she to go with Cinder to the junk yard to find hover parts, of course Cinder lets her. The problem arises when Peony contracts the deadly plague. Cinder calls the medical droids to come get her, but her step-mother is furious because she feels that Cinder has brought the disease home from the market, and donates Cinder to cyborg draft. None of the cyborgs ever survive the testing looking for a cure for the plague, does Cinder even have a chance. I really enjoyed reading this book! The plot was a fun retelling of the Cinderella story, but I really loved the way that Cinder grows in this book. She starts off not really feeling worth much because she's cyborg, and in the end discovers who she truly is. I can't wait for the second book in this series!

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About the CD: Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that life the soul.

Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Deseret Bookshelf Plus Review

I'm super excited to be able to tell you about Deseret Bookshelf's newest feature, Plus. I actually first heard about plus coming six months ago at Deseret Book's ladies night. I thought it sounded pretty great and now that I've tried it, I think it's even better than it sounded. It's basically a subscription that you add on top of the Deseret Bookshelf App. If you have Deseret Book's Platinum membership, you pay only $6.99 a month or $69 a year. If you don't it's $9.99 a month or $99 a year. Either way that's a really good deal for what you are going to be getting.

Here's the deal. With plus, you get to listen to all of their audiobooks...for FREE! Something I noticed on this is that you get to listen to even the newest books that are just barely in the store for FREE. I love this! Who has the time to run to the store to grab the book the very day it comes out? Not me, I'm too busy chasing kids around to do that!

Not to mention - have you…

Kayaks and Kisses

About the book: Brynn Caley is about to start her dream career running an outdoor sporting goods store when an out-of-town business guru makes his own offer on the property. Coerced into forming a temporary partnership, Brynn, with her ski experience, finds she has to work with fishing expert Gage to run the year-round shop. 

Through a series of innocent misconceptions and a few blatant lies, Brynn doesn’t realize that the handsome single guy on the construction crew is her new partner, and he doesn’t want to set her straight until he can gain her favor. She, on the other hand, would do anything not to work with the stuffy businessman she’s only met through email. 

Inspired by the movies You’ve Got Mail and The Shop around the Corner, Kayaks & Kisses is a heart-warming tale of finding love in autumn leaves, outdoor activities, and new friendships.

My review: This book was so fun! I loved that it's loosely based on one of my very favorite movies, You've Got Mail. There was at …