AUTHOR: Marissa Meyer
TRIGGER WARNING: Abuse, Racial issues.
WHERE DID I RECEIVE THIS?: I brought this!
GENRE: YA Fantasy
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.
Cinder was definitely a surprise for me! First of all it was my pick from my TBR Jar (books that I purchase every month get put in there after 20 days if I haven’t read them) and I was honestly cautious to read it because I wasn’t sure if I’d like it but boy oh boy did I love it!
It was a slow starting book that was full of political intrigue and by te end of the book the tension was at a boiling point.
Cinder follows a girl named cinder who is part cyborg, she’s below humans and her ‘guardian’ is er step mother who abuses her. So yes, this is based off Cinderella but this is in a sci fi world where creatures called Lunars who have the capability to control magic and what others see. Earth and Luna (the moon) are in a un-easy spot where neither is willing to accept the peace terms.
I found this story slow to start with and it took me a while to get into it but once I was, I didn’t want to put it down! I found Cinder to be a very likeable character as she was smart and made good decisions so there were no “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!” moments! My other two favourite characters were Kai and the Doctor, who’s name I always forget. I found them both so likeable and entertaining.
I think this book excelled in the characters and plot but lacked a bit in the world, I know some details through info dumping, but there is a lot more that I don’t know and I feel like could’ve been answered.
Overall I gave this a 4 star rating and really enjoyed my time reading it! I’ll be buying the sequel ASAP!
Until next time,