Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Reviewer: Taylor
Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Source: Library
Series: Yes
Pages: 387
Rating: 5/5
Publication Date: January 3, 2012

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.

Main Idea: HOLY SMOKES THIS BOOK IS EPIC. A fairy-tale retelling of Cinderella with a cyborg as the main character equals FANTASTIC READING.

Guys, this book was SO SO good. First of all, I think it is important to know what a cyborg actually is, because I had to look this up like 30 pages into the book. I thought a cyborg was JUST a machine… so I was so confused on how she was having feelings and thinking like a real person. Well, come to find out, a cyborg is part human AND part machine. Blew my mind.

While this book has parallels to the fairytale of Cinderella, that does not mean this book is predictable.. at ALL. I was pretty much shocked and excited the whole time I was reading it. The twists and turns are awesome. And we all know how much I love twists and turns πŸ™‚

We really only get to know Cinder in this book, though. There aren’t many secondary characters that really stand out. But, guess what?! This is a trilogy! So, that I’m sure we will get to know prince Kai and all of our other characters a little bit better πŸ™‚

Okay, so go pick this book up now please!



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