Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Posted November 29, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Book Review: Cinder by Marissa MeyerCinder by Marissa Meyer
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Published by Feiwel & Friends, Macmillan on December 6th 2011
Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, General, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 400
Format: Audiobook
Source: Hardcover, Library, My Own
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Download the first five chapters of Cinder by Marissa Meyer and start reading now! 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.

“Cinder” by Marissa Meyer was amazing. Meyer definitely has a writing talent. I don’t think I will get bored with her books anytime soon. “Cinder” is a retelling of the classic tale of Cinderella. “Cinder” is about a cyborg named Cinder. Now this story takes place in a futuristic Beijing, China. This story is filled with so much technology. I love it. Prince Kai meets Cinder at a marketplace when he requests to have her fix his android. This story follows the typical process of Cinderella. It is so much better. I love the way that this retelling is told.

I think the characters in “Cinder” are amazing. I think the emotions and reactions to things are so perfect I fell in love with the characters right away. Cinder has to make so many choices in her life. You can tell that she makes her choices carefully. This novel was so fun to read because Cinder is such a great character. Cinder is compassionate and loving. What she tries to do for her step-sister Peony is cute and sweet. I am looking forward to the rest of her story.

I should have read “Cinder” a whole lot sooner than I did because I loved this story. Meyer really out did her self with the plot, story, and everything else. I think this brings a whole new unique view on fairy tales. Cinder lives in a society where there are androids and cyborgs.  Since Cinder is a cyborg, people look at her like she is less than everyone else but really she is the only person that seems to respect everyone even if she doesn’t get that respect back.

Everything in Cinder’s life is about to be turned upside down. The Prince walks into her life and makes her feel topsy turvy. An evil queen wants her dead. Cinder may be the only person that is able to help with a cure. Her stop mother just wants to see her dead. The Lunar King has come to Earth to try to take over the new Beijing Kingdom. When she sees Cinder, she wants her head. Cinder learns so much about herself in this story than she could have ever expected. This story is so addicting.

I also listened to the audiobook and I have to say that the audiobook was absolutely fantastic. The narrator was so energetic and enticing. She painted the perfect picture for this novel. I think she was excellent and I loved listening to her. The way she made a voice for each character was great. I think because of her I felt way more attached to the story. I am looking forward to more to come.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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