Thursday, 30 May 2013

Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Penguin
Rating:  5/5 stars


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

 (From Goodreads)

My thoughts:  

I was given a physical copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Cinderella is a cyborg? What an interesting twist on the original story Cinderella.
I love fairy tale re-tellings, and this certainly was great.  
I'm not going to lie, I honestly didn't think I'd like it as much as I did. 
The storyline was cute and different, and the characters were very well described. 
Cinder is so sweet and innocent, and the prince is charming. 
There were times when I wanted to hit the step mother. She was written well to make me feel this way. 
I adored the cyborg Iko. I thought they were cute and amazing.
What I liked about this book was that it wasn't being suffocated in romance. Romance was involved, but it was enough.
In the beginning we are introduced to Cinderella and the prince. 
The ending of the book left me in shock.
I absolutely love the front cover of the book. I like how it relates to the story as if it's referring to Cinderella's slipper, but inside a cyborg leg.  
I didn't dislike anything about this novel. I thought it was amazing and I definitely recommend. I gave this book five stars. Well-deserved. 

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