Review: Cinder – Marissa Meyer!

March 23, 2013 4 Stars, Reviews 3

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Young Adult, Science Fiction
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Pages: 387
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
My Rating: 4 Stars
"Cyborg Cinderella? Definitely a new and thrilling idea! Cinder is a cyborg, which in her futuristic world also means she's an outcast. With a dead adoptive father, and a nasty step-mother and step-sister, there are only two people (one technically being an android), Peony and Iko, that she can consider as friends. When Peony falls ill to the disease that has been plaguing Earth, Cinder is blamed. Her step-mother wastes no time in sending Cinder to be a test subject in the fight for a cure, meaning a certain death. However, it becomes apparent that Cinder is special, unlike any other Earthen, and she ultimately becomes endangered. It doesn't help that Prince Kai has requested her help, and her attendance to the Ball."

What I liked: I loved the fairy tale twist that was spun out so cleverly that it was impossible to put down. Cinder was unique and different, yet at the same time so easy to relate to because she was in some ways just a teenager trying to fit in. There were so many plot twists and unexpected revelations throughout the book that held my eyes glued to the pages. The world we are put in is absolutely incredible, not to mention the Lunars and the technology!

Overall: Marissa Meyer did an outstanding job with this novel! I can’t wait to read Scarlet!
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in fantasy, fairy tales, romance, and dystopian societies! Definitely one of the most original books I’ve read in awhile!


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Jessica is an twenty year old blogger who lives in Michigan. She's currently a junior in college. She's a full-time student and part-time employee. She loves to read young adult fiction, especially contemporary, romance, and dystopian. Feel free to drop by and say hi by leaving a comment on one of her blog posts- she'll be sure to reply!

3 Responses to “Review: Cinder – Marissa Meyer!”

  1. Vasiliki

    I really enjoyed this book! And you’re right about the twists, even if it was a retelling of a known fairy tale, it was definitely not predictable 🙂 I haven’t read Scarlet yet but i can’t wait to get around it, especially since i learned it was a Red Riding Hood retelling! I just expected the continuation of Cinder’s adventures, so that revelation totally took my by surprise and now i can’t wait to read it!! 🙂

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