Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Review: Cinder

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)

By:  Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 390
Release Date: January 3, 2012
Source: ARC given for review

Goodreads 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. -Goodreads-

My Thoughts:

I heard some really great things about this book that I knew when it came out I had to get my hands on it.  When I was at NCTE I was excited that they had it there!!!  I had to read it, and I am glad that I did.  You meet Cinder and she is a mechanic in New Beijing.  She is the best mechanic for miles, and everyone knows it. But see Cinder is in a high demand because she lives in a time where there are humans, cyborgs, and androids.  One day the Prince comes to her with his assistant, who is an android, who needs to be fixed.  This is where it all begins!  During the whole story you know that something is up between them two, but you just do not know what.  And the end....I did not see that end coming.  Maybe I was just not watching out for it, but I was such a surprise.

Cinder is a retelling of Cinderella.  Cinder has a stepmother that hates her, stepsisters that just want to make their mother happy, and a Prince that wants her and she doesn't know why.  I mean he is the Prince!  He could have anyone, but her wants her.  The main thing that is holding her back is that she is not human....and the Prince is.  That could be hard for anyone.  Even in this day and age it is hard to accept change.  This is change in their world.

My favorite part of the book is when Cinder goes to the party.  The writing in this scene was amazing.  Marissa Meyer did a great job describing what was going on.  Marissa Meyer is brilliant! She did such an amazing job.  This book was one of the best books that I have read this year!

My Rating:

I am giving this book 4 out 5 stars!  

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