Monday, March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013 – Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Fairytale

Description from Amazon.com:

“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.”

 
Book Review
4 out of 5 stars

Cinder is loosely based on the story of Cinderella.  There is the evil step mother, the step sisters, and a prince but don’t think for a moment that this is like any other Cinderella story you’ve read before because then you would be missing out on something really interesting. 

Cinder is well developed and interesting.  As the reader I was quickly sucked into the story and found myself thinking of the characters as if they were real.  It was easy to understand Cinder’s feelings of being an outcast and how she reacts in certain situations.  Even the supporting characters are written in a manner that makes them interesting, including the ones that you end up disliking.

This was an excellent read and I was relieved to find out that the second book in the series “Scarlet” was released in early February.  By the way Scarlet is based on Little Red Riding Hood   

and somehow get connected to Cinder.  I can’t wait to see what happens next, I just hope the author writes quickly.



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