Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder By Marissa Meyer

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #1
Link: Goodreads
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.
Everyone who loves a good story should read this book. This book takes the fairy tale of Cinderella and turns the whole thing around. We meet Cinder, a cyborg mechanic in a dystopian world.

 She's a lot like Cinderella with the whole evil step-mother and two step-sisters thing, but it's different because one of her step-sisters is actually nice. Cinder is almost always accompanied by her android, who is might I say...very inappropriate, but you'll fall in love with her all the same. So on to the story shall we...

Cinder is disliked by her step-mother because she is a cyborg. Due to certain circumstances (don't want to spoil it for you!), Cinder gets "volunteered" into the hands of Dr. Erland for him to run tests on her and very interesting secrets are unfolded one by one.

What's a fairy tale without a Prince? Yes, there is definitely romance in the book, but not the kind you would normally think of. There is really no time for Cinder to explore her feelings because...let's just say things are a bit complicated at the moment. How do you tell a prince you're a cyborg?

In the world that Marissa Meyer has created, there exist Lunars who are from the moon. THE MOON! Apparently humans that lived on the moon evolved into these Lunars. They are very powerful, being able to take control of people's thoughts and emotions, they also have an evil queen that can really get into your thoughts...literally. The Lunars have threatened to go to war with earth unless there can be some type of agreement  between Prince Kai and the Lunar Queen. She wants marriage....(over my dead body!)

Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Writing: 5/5

5/5 stars!

This book was definitely a great read. I recommend it to all book lovers out there, whether male or female. You're going to love how the author takes a fairy tale and turns it into a wonderful, breathtaking universe that has many different twists and turns. My review doesn't do this book justice. Read it for yourself. You won't regret it. When you're done, you'll want the sequel to just fall in your lap.

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