387 pages 2012 Sci-fi//The Lunar Chronicles
“Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, the 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 is the sort of book that you chose by its cover; it’s just amazing and so appealing that you have to pick it up. Believe me this book was amazing! I loved everything about it, and Marissa Meyer is fantastic.
The plot in this book is based on the classic fairytale of Cinderella, and Cinders name comes from that as well. What I liked mostly about the plot that also made this book as good as it was is the fact that the author managed to keep some of the original classic, but still filled in with the whole new commonwealth place and the cyborgs. Marissa also didn’t go all that heavy on the sci-fi cyborg theme, she kept the story interesting at all times.
The characters… I love Cinder. I swear that I’ll marry her one day, haha 😀 She’s a really well built character that has a mysterious past. The way the author managed to make her the way she was is just amazing. I loved all the other characters as well. Marissa made characters that was easy to analyze and understand; and the development is just perfecto.
The story developed really quickly and the author didn’t dwell on the details. She kept the tension when the twists came and went, and this book had twists that turned my mind blindly. The chapters also were changed perspectives sometimes, and when they did they change… it was at the perfect time.
This is the type of cliffhanger books… It ended on the edge, and I just had to pick up Scarlet. I’m about 30% in so far and love it! This book is highly recommended (5 of 5 stars).