Friday, September 14, 2012

Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)Cinder by Marissa Meyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Humans and Androids are common in the city of New Beijing. Earth is being ravaged by a terrible plague. The answer may reside with the lunars, the ruthless species in the moon. Cinder is a mechanic, and a cyborg. Her body is part human and part mechanical. She is a second class citizen with very little rights and servant like status. When Prince Kai suddenly arrived at her shop asking her to fix his android, things forever change for Cinder. She becomes tangled in a web of conspiracies, war and the plague.

Cinder, by Marissa Meyer, is a modern re-telling of the classic Cinderella. Cinder is a great character. She is far from perfect. Her body is literally not entirely human. She has a shitty life. She is a servant. And her only friends are an android and her step sister. The classic Cinderella had it better. But, I loved Cinder. She was smart, capable and independent. She was a greatly written heroine that is extremely likable.

Kai, well...he was a boy and CInder is a make the math. Other than that, he wasn’t that memorable or even that omnipresent in the plot.

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The plot was a rush. i could not get through the pages fast enough. Times like this is when i wish I was a speed reader. There were elements of cyberpunks, other races, plagues. The usual cyberpunk, post apocalyptic-ish story. But, this one is very well told. I highly recommend. I cannot wait until Scarlet, the next in the series because this book ends in quite the cliffhanger.

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*I received this book free from Amazon Vine for the purposes of a review. 

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