Monday, October 8, 2012

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Review

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Source: Conference
First book in the Lunar Chronicles series
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.

I should have read this sooner. I've had it forever and was always moving it around on my to read stack. When I did finally read it, it blew my mind. It wasn't what I was expecting at all. I loved it. The characters were amazing. The world building was great. The storyline was fast paced and action packed. This was exciting, I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the sequel.

I adored Cinder. I loved how human she was. She had a great personality. I loved how unique her character was. You wouldn't expect a mechanic to fall for a prince. Or for the prince to fall for her. I loved how strong Cinder was. She was so unlike any other character. I loved Kia. He  was a sweetheart. I liked how he was always trying to do the right thing for his people. I loved how he didn't judge Cinder. At first he didn't care what she was he just liked her. Around the end that kinda changed but I'm hoping he goes back to how he was before. Cinder and Kia didn't really get the chance to be cute. I have my fingers crossed that comes in the next book.

This had a very interesting storyline. It was obvious Cinderella or something along those lines was somewhat of an inspiration but it was so different than what I remember Cinderella being like. It was its own story with some of the same elements. I loved the androids and the plague. It made the story more interesting. I loved the difference between the humans and the cyborgs. I loved the sci fi aspect. There was so many different aspects but they worked perfectly together. The action and suspense was perfect. It made this impossible to put down. Overall I loved this with all my heart. It was such an amazing read. I can't wait to find out what happens next. If you haven't read this one I highly recommend you checking it out.


  1. I just bought this one at the Austin Teen Book Festival. I've got to read it real quick before my ARC of Scarlet arrives. Glad to hear its good!

    YA Sisterhood

    1. I wish I had been there. I heard Marissa got to meet you :). Maybe next time! I'm so excited for Scarlet I hope the time flies!