Boom, Marissa Meyer just threw down the gauntlet. Cinder is a unique and an enchanting take on the Cinderella fairytale. Seriously, it is completely different from ANY fairy tale retelling I’ve EVER read before.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer is set in the future. Earth is divided into confederations. Cinder lives in New Beijing. She is a cyborg mechanic who lives with an evil stepmother named Adri and two stepsisters – Peony and Pearl. When Prince Kai stops by Cinder’s booth to have his android fixed, they connect and soon after, Cinder’s life is COMPLETELY changed.
I was able to predict a large plot point 130 pages into Cinder by Marissa Meyer but I didn’t mind because I felt the journey was the most important part. I wanted to see how the story would unfold and how I’d get to the revelation — also how Cinder would discover the revelation.
ALSO, omfg, as the weirdo who pops up with attention whenever a plague is mentioned (Black Death what up), I appreciated the plague in Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Letumosis is a very real threat for the residents of Earth. There is no cure and it is highly contagious. Letumosis is just one more problem facing Kai, as the threat of Queen Lavana – ruler of the Lunars – people who live on the moon and can do magic- is looming (that is a LOT of dashes).
Some crazy shit goes down in Cinder by Marissa Meyer and I LOVED IT. From plot revelations to a fight to the scheming of Adri and also Queen Levana. And then there is heartbreak on SO MANY FRONTS. Plus, you guys, the excellent characterization right down to the minor characters – such as Iko, an android who helps Cinder out who has such an awesome personality and also Dr. Erland – the head of the research staff who is search for a cure to Letumosis.
I can’t freakin wait for the next book in the Lunar Chronicles. I mean, I want to know what happens to Cinder and Kai and the gang. I mean, I heard a rumor that the next books won’t star Cinder, but c’mon there’s bound to be SOME resolution in them, as it’s the LUNAR CHRONICLES so there’s got to be connections and all. I mean, just using my brain here to make that prediction.
Right, so if you are down for a unique fairy tale re-telling, like books that will grip you, and are kind of scared of sci-fi, but at the same time want to read it so you can be one of the cool kids, Cinder by Marissa Meyer should make it on to your TBR stack.
Disclosure: Review copy provided by publisher.
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