Re-read & Review #4 – Part 1: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Posted February 13, 2014 by Bee in Memes & Features, Reviews / 0 Comments

Re-read & Review #4 – Part 1: Cinder by Marissa Meyer


by Marissa Meyer
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Pages: 387
Published on January 3rd 2012
by Feiwel & Friends
Genres: Retelling, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Also by this author: Scarlet, Cress, Cress, Fairest, Winter

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.

5 Stars

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I’m not a big fan of science fiction. But I do love my fairytales and I’m always up for a retelling of one of those. When I first saw Cinder, I was hesitant about it. It was science fiction after all, but everyone was raving about it, so I thought: “Why not?” I went in with low expectations, which, sadly, I should do more often these days. And I was blown away! I loved it the first time and I loved it the second time around.

Cinder is a very gifted mechanic and cyborg, living in New Beijing. A deadly plague costs the lives of many people and a cure is still being made. And as if that’s not enough, there’s the Lunars who are waiting to make their move. Cinder has a mysterious past and her stepmother is very cruel to her. Her simple life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai and suddenly she finds herself in the middle of an intergalactic struggle and a forbidden crush. She has to uncover her past to protect the future of her world, because there is something unusual about Cinder…

Why am I re-reading and reviewing this book now? Well, it deserves a proper review for one. And my copy of Cress on its way, so I decided to re-read Cinder and Scarlet before I started Cress, which I’m so excited about. Yes, my expectations are very high. I read the first chapter via Netgalley a few weeks ago and I loved it. This series is one of my favorites and it sets the bar for other re-tellings very high. Marissa Meyer is a genius. I love her writing style and I can’t wait to start Cress as soon as I have my copy. And yeah, I am curious about what her next project will be after Winter is out, but that won’t be for a year I think.

I loved Cinder. She was such a great character. And I love Kai, of course. Was this book a little predictable? Sure it was, but it’s supposed to be! We all know the story of Cinderella. And this retelling also has Sailor Moon elements, which makes it even more awesome! I’m pretty sure the ending didn’t do much good for my heart the first time I read it and it still doesn’t, but it was slightly better now because I have Scarlet right here next to me! So I’m going to start that one now and I hope, by the time I finish it, Cress is also laying next to me, ready to be read!

Haven’t read Cinder yet? Do it! Do it now! And then come back to tell me you love it. Now you can go check out my review of Scarlet, which will have spoilers.


About Marissa Meyer

MARISSA MEYER is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novel Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first stand alone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.

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