Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Release Date: January 3, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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. . . .MY THOUGHTS:
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.
(summary taken from Goodreads)
Anyone can write a re-telling of Cinderella, but only Marissa Meyer can write a fantastic, original, and completely enchanting Cinderella re-telling as amazing as this one!
To say that I loved this book would be an understatement! Cinder dodged every bullet I worried about when I picked it up. Rather than being a simple Cinderella knock-off, Meyer created a story with lovable characters, a captivating world, and a story line that was a blast to follow from beginning to end.
For a cyborg and the best mechanic in New Beijing, Cinder surprised me with her spunk, sarcasm, and fun personality that made me adore her from start to finish! Prince Kai was so adorable, just like the sweet and fairytale-esque romance between them. It was perfectly developed and had the right amount of scenes that made your cheeks hurt from smiling.
Another thing that made Cinder so original and captivating was the world. There are robots, cyborgs, an otherworldly plague with no cure — and there was also a really cool supernatural aspect with the Lunars (moon people), who could basically control minds and make people see things that weren't real.
A mixture of both fairytale and dystopian elements with a supernatural twist, Cinder is a mesmerizing debut that you don't want to miss! This is one of those books that I'd recommend to everybody because I honestly believe that it can be enjoyed by anyone who can read! :)
BUY or BORROW?: I'm definitely planning on buying myself a copy of this book! If that doesn't say BUY ME like a neon sign, I don't know what would!
Marissa Meyer has an upcoming appearance! She only has one event in Canada which is in British Columbia on February 11, 2012 — that's this Saturday! It starts at 2:00 p.m. at Chapters Metrotown (Metropolis, Metrotown 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C.)
I'm highly encouraging anyone who lives in that area to go! Marissa Meyer is an amazing author and the only reason I'm not going to be there is because there are several provinces separating us. I just know that you'll have fun! :)
Just wanted to let you guys know!