BOOK REVIEW: The Lunar Chronicles, #1: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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5 stars

 

Synopsis:

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 Goodreads.com

*MINOR SPOILERS, YOU’VE BEEN WARNED*

This book is not what I expected… at all. Cinder was a kick-ass, taking-no-for-an-answer, i-do-what-I-want type of protagonist and it was amazing!

If you’re anything like me, you might’ve been putting this book off because it seems a little weird. BUT IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK YET, GO READ IT. TOTALLY RECOMMEND! IT’S NOT AS BAD AS YOU THINK IT IS!

Cinder was such a unexpected twist of a slew of genres; steampunk, sci-fi, dystopian, and a bit of romance.

It was DEFINITELY more of the former 3 genres than the latter. It was a little odd since this is a retelling of Cinderella, you’d expect there to be more romance.

This book was all action and it was fantastic!

I really also liked the world that Marissa Meyer has built and the circumstances of the world. New Beijing (future China), Lunar colonies on the moon, cyborgs and androids, and an all-killing pandemic.

The cover and the book trailer really don’t give good insight on what this book really is. It isn’t red glass slipper, romance-y, light and fluffy goodness wrapped up with a nice little bow. Cinder really has a WOW factor that is incomparable to any video snippet.

 

This review is shamefully short because of my lack of notes, sorry.

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Prince Kai:

Adri and Pearl:

The Premise/Book In General:

Cinder Being A Lunar/Princess Selene:

 (because I predicted it)

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