Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

About the Book
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

This book is part of the reason I took an unannounced hiatus a couple of weeks ago.  ;)  I have been meaning to read this book for a long time.  Two weeks ago, I did.  It.  Was.  Awesome.

Marissa really knows how to create worlds and immerse you inside of them.  I could clearly picture everything in my mind in a way that really made me want to live there (except for the Plague).

Cinder is very different from Cinderella in the original story.  She is a cyborg, looked down upon by every normal human.  She isn't the a drop-dead gordeous girl either.  There are always stains on her clothes, gloves on her hands, and sarcasm in her voice. She's an awesome character.  :)

Prince Kai is pretty great as well.  He's the innocent I-hate-boring-politics sort of Prince that everyone is "in love with".  (Meaning every girl and android in the country.  Yes, android.  I'm looking at you, Iko.)

The romance in this story was very well done.  The original Cinderella story is filled with insta-love.  This story takes it slow and steady, and the relationship is still developing when the book ends.

Content Warnings

This book was pretty clean.  There were only a couple of bad words and one kiss.

End Comments

Overall, I highly recommend this book!  (They get even better as they go!)

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  1. Ack, I've literally been dying to read this book for ages. Now I will have to. :D

    1. Do it. xP Just make sure you have all the books in from the library before you start.

  2. I've heard SO MANY good things about this book, and now it is definitely going on my TBR :).

  3. I LOVE this book/series! (Except for Fairest. That I did not like)
    Welcome to the fan club! :)

    1. I haven't read Fairest yet. :) Right now I'm 200 pages into Winter. Thank you for the warm welcome!

  4. Oh yeah, the Lunar chronicles are GREAT!

    1. :D Yes, they are! Right now I'm reading Winter. All the characters!


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