Review of Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cinder
Series: The Lunar Chronicles Book 1

Author: Marissa Meyer

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.

Rating: I will be giving this book a 3 out of 5 stars. When we think of Cinderella, in my opinion, we think of Disney’s version. The fact that this is a blend of a classic fairy tale and a cyborg really threw me off at first. A lot of people have been telling me to pick this book up so I finally did. This book was different and yes, it did have some aspects to the Cinderella we all know and have grown up with, but the author really did add a lot of creativity and her writing was engaging. I did find that the story was slow a few times and in some situations in the story I did find it difficult to connect but that might just be because I don’t live in that time period. The characters in this retelling were amazing and even though Cinder was a great main character, I found myself really gravitating toward Iko’s personality because she is adorable! If you are looking for a Cinderella retelling and a book that has a lot of creativity then you should pick this book up. 


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