Author: Marissa Meyer
Publication Date: 5 January, 2012
Blurb via Amazon:
A forbidden romance.
A deadly plague.
Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . .
CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation.
Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth’s future.
This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget.
Okay, so I don’t know if ya’ll have noticed, but I have been reading a LOT of sci-fi lately… I literally have read Cinder, The 5th Wave and Obsidian. Also, next in my TBR is Scarlet, Onyx, Cress, Opal, The Infinite Sea, The Poison Study and Half Blood. I’m also going through a Jennifer L. Armentrout hit…
BUT, that is not why we are all here today. You want to hear my opinions on Cinder by Marissa Meyer. My opinion is that it is a fantastic story and I want to read on. Now. But I can’t because my library card is full right now…’
Cinder is a futuristic take on fairytales. Yes, I know that fairytale retellings have been done by every fantasy author ever. But have you ever read a sci-fi take on Cinderella? I doubt it! Well, that is what it is and this is literally my favourite retelling ever! Don’t care what anyone else thinks, but this is amazing. I have been wanting to red this book for years, but I am poor and only just realised you can order books into your local library branch. AMAZING! And now I have the other two behind the desk.
The thing I liked most about this book is that you really get involved in the world quickly. And I wasn’t expecting the element of the plague, because it is in the future and that seemed kind of medieval to me. So, it took me by surprise, but I loved it,because it added emotional depth to the story, for reasons I won’t tell you guys. I mean, it’s not like I’m not the last person to read this book…
What I didn’t like about this book was how predictable it was for me. She was like “Oh, there are evil Lunars on the moon” and I’m all like “They’re going to be an issue…”. Then Princess Selene. I SAW IT COMING!! These are the perils of reading a lot. You always see it coming!
4/5 for Cinder! So excited to continue this series and catch up before Winter!!