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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cinder - The Lunar Chronicles Book 1 - Marissa Meyer

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book

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. (From http://www.marissameyer.com)


My Thoughts
I admit that I didn't know quite what to expect when I picked up Cinder. All I knew was that is was a retelling of Cinderella...with a cyborg. But let me tell you, this book is AMAZING! 

Set in the very distant future, 126 years after the end of World War IV. The moon is inhabited, there are only 6 countries on earth, and a vicious plague is laying waste to the planet. Set in the Eastern Commonwealth (Asia/China), we get to experience the story through Cinder as well as Prince Kai. Cinder is as loveable and caring as she is in any other telling of Cinderella. The prince's responsibilities to find a cure for the plague and to maintain peace with the Lunars weigh heavily on him. Nut he posses a strength that I admire. 

Both Kai and Cinder are faced with challenges that are beyond anything that I could even imagine. Will they make the best choice for the people? What will come of it all? Well, I can't even tell you, because this is only the first book in a series that I can not wait to continue. I already placed the next book on hold at the library. 

Filled with descriptive details of the architect, the technology, the customs of the era, I was completely submerged into this brilliant world that Marissa Meyer has created. Although not a Christian book, it is clean and appropriate. I can recommend this book to young adults without any hesitation. 

If you think you would enjoy a dystopian sci-fi with a fairy tale mixed into it all, you should definitely give Cinder a try. I think you will truly enjoy it.  

I found Cinder at my local library. I was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

Published by Square Fish

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About the Author
Photo Credit: Julia Scott

Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Heartless and The Lunar Chronicles. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and twin daughters. She’s a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, any occasion that requires a costume), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was a child. She may or may not be a cyborg.
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8 comments:

Dinh said...

I heard such good things about this book, though all vague stuff, like it was so good. I will certainly have to check this out.

Thanks for the recommendation! :)

Just Commonly said...

Whoa!! 5 stars!! I need to jump on it. OK.... I didn't read your review, but saw the 5 stars. I have the whole series.. just waiting for a marathon weekend! heheh.

Sydney Anderson said...

Ahhhh! I am SO glad you liked this book! It is definitely a favorite of mine!! :D

Rachel said...

Right??? Same here! So glad I finally dove into it!

Rachel said...

Hehe! I love that you do this too hahaha! Yay! I can't wait to hear your thoughts! I am twiddling my thumbs waiting for book 2 now.

Rachel said...

YES!!! SO good!!! I can't wait to read Scarlet!

Caryl Kane said...

Sounds like a fascinating series. Thanks for sharing.

Kim hansen said...

Read the whole series and just love it.