November 24, 2012

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Review

Cinder 
Lunar Cronicles #1
by Marissa Meyer
Published on January 3rd 2012
Feiwel & Friends, 387 pages
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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.com description



Woah, Cinder was full of surprises! I didn't know what to expect from this book, but woah, did it blow me away! I actually thought it would be a Cinderella re-telling, but I must admit it hasn't felt that way at all :) I couldn't predict much how the story will develop and that was pretty cool! 

Cinder. God, I loved this girl. She was so funny and she always managed to stand up for herself and I really, really liked that. She was also very cool and the was a mechanic and she could practically solve any problem regarding machines. Like I said, badass. 

Prince Kai. Aww, he was such a sweet heart. I really liked him. And I liked that he was really open with Cinder. He was honest. 

The story Marissa Meyer created in this book was completely overwhelming. I've really enjoyed it. The concept that people could survive without some limbs and not being disabled - but actually cyborg and function properly - was super cool. The only thing I didn't like about this book was the ending - I honestly thought it ended too soon. I wish there was more :) But I guess I'll need to wait for the second book, right?

So, if you're searching for an amazing book filled with awesome characters, sweet innocent romance, greater good over evil queen Levana all wrapped in an incredible built world in the future, Cinder is the perfect book for you!

Something is wrong, her programming screamed at her. You are sick. You are ill. You are dying.
But she did not feel like she was dying. 
Her body felt so hot she was surprised she didn't incinerate the fragile dress. Sweat sizzled on her blow. She felt different. Strong. Powerful.
On fire. 



9 comments :

Carina Olsen said...

Ahh! Awesome review, Nea :D So glad you loved this book. <3 Sigh. Cinder was so so so so so so perfect! Cannot wait to read it a third time. <3 So much love. lol :) And ah. Cinder was perfect :D As was Kai. Sniffs. But yeah. It ended so fast! But, well, there are going to be four books ;p Been dying for Scarlet ever since January. Been waiting forever, it seems.. lol :) Anyway. So glad you loved it :D

Heather M Bryant said...

I love this book, it's my dead set favourite. One of my awesome friends bought me a signed hardcover for my birthday. Bring on Cinder!

Sam said...

Ooh awesome! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. Wasn't Kai just a sweetie? I loved the scenes him and Cinder shared and can't wait for more in the next book. Wonderful review, Nea! :)

And how are you liking rainy Scotland? ;)

Hollie said...

I still have to read this one! I'm really glad you enjoyed it, it sounds like my kind of book, so I'm really excited to get to it. Great review!

Jasprit said...

I've seen so many awesome reviews for this book recently and I can't believe that I haven't picked it up! This book sounds incredible! Great review Nea! :)

Rachel said...

I love strong female characters, so Cinder sounds wonderful. Great review Nea. :)

manda-rae said...

Ooh! I bought this book right after it came out because I was dying to read it. And then it sat on my shelf for months. In fact, it's still sitting on my shelf. I may have to dust it off and read it now...

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

A funny and brave protagonist and a sweet and brave love interest? Well, color me surprised. I really thought this would be more about Cinderella, and I've been avoiding it from the start, but I really need to rethink that.
And how did you end up in Scotland?! :)
Wonderful review!

Henry Circle said...

I really, really want to read this. Especially after your review!

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