Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Release Date: January 3, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Characters: Linh Cinder, Prince Kaito, Iko
Age Group: 12+
Buy the Book: Amazon
Synopsis: 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.
My Review: I loved the whole concept of a sort of futuristic cyborg Cinderella. It's fresh and fun. It's a fun and interesting read and I loved how even though it's basically the same concept as the original Cinderella, it strayed from the plot just enough to make it see all it's. Cinder works as a mechanic and it's refreshing to see that in this "new Cinderella" she actually tries to stand up to her evil stepmother. I liked that Meyer gave her a more strong personality and that she gave her courage. She was driven and centered, which I admired, but she was also friendly and caring. She works hard to get what she wants, instead of dreaming of being swept away by some Prince Charming. She has goals and she is set on achieving them. The whole mess starts off when the Prince goes into her booth to get a droid fixed and everything turns into a giant blob that simply goes downhill from there, but Cinder is still firmly planted and she just won't give up what she has been working for. The Prince also has his charms and I loved that he likes Cinder for who she is... kind of, I guess.
The ending was great and I can't wait for the sequel.
To read my interview with the author, Marissa Meyer, click HERE.
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