Friday, April 20, 2012

Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Author Links: Blog | Twitter
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date:
Summary from Goodreads;
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. 
5+ stars, new favorite!
This has got to be by far, the best fairy tale retelling I have ever read. When I first read the synopsis I couldn't help but wonder "How on Earth is the author going to pull off cyborgs in a Cinderella retelling?" I didn't really expect much  from Cinder at first but as I flipped through the pages, I found myself laughing, smiling, and anticipating the ending. I liked Kai from the moment the author introduced him. I really don't know why, maybe it was the way the author wrote him or just how perfect the moment he was introduced was. The characters were all amazing and I feel like you really got to meet all of them, even though I admit to being curious and wanting to know more about them. I also really enjoyed how the author explained things as she went along, not once was I really confused. I admit I could tell what some outcomes would be, but I still found myself being surprised and in shock at how the twists and turns were.

Cinder was a fast paced, thrilling retelling of Cinderella. Readers will be anticipating the sequel to CinderScarlet.
Book Trailer: I love this trailer! Cinder and all the other characters look so cool! ^.^ It's simple yet amazing!
“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” 
-Cinder, Marissa Meyer.


  1. I also loved this book and I am dying for the next book so that I can see what happens.

    Book Enslaved

    1. I know! I can't wait for Scarlet! :D

  2. Great Review. Short, sweet and to the point! Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

    Amanda @ Sisters Unedited

  3. I have heard so many good things about this book, but I haven't really read books with cyborgs and I'm worried I'll find it to be too much like steampunk! So many people love it that I might have to try it out! Great review!

    Rie @ Mission to Read

  4. Oh wow! I didn't even know there was a trailer. Great review.