3.21.2012

Cinder
by Marissa Meyer

Summary:  Cinder lives in a futuristic, war-ravaged world.  This cyborg (half-robot, half-human) is one of the most talented mechanics in New Beijing, but is living a grim life.  She knows nothing about her past, is hated by her step-mother, and is now being blamed for her sister's illness.  Her life takes a turn, however, when she meets the alluring Prince Kai and becomes involved in an intergalactic battle.    

Thoughts:  Author Marissa Meyer reimagines the classic tale of Cinderella in this surprising, sci-fi retelling.  I was pulled in from the fabulous cover and completely engaged until the last page.  There is a lot going on - robots, cyborgs, plagues, evil lunar villains - but the author craftily knits it together creating a cool, clever, fast-paced novel.  The tough, smart Cinder and the handsome prince are interesting characters that give the techy story heart and humanity.  I can't wait to see what the author does in the upcoming volumes of the four-part series!  


Read Cinder if you: 
  • like creative retellings of the classic fairy tales.
  • enjoy sci fi novels with cool technology and gadgets.
  • are looking for a futuristic story with a twist.
  • like your novels with smart, strong heroines.
  • enjoyed The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld.   

Visit Marissa Meyer's blog to learn more about this young, anime-loving author and the Lunar Chronicles.  If you're an aspiring writer, be sure to read her posts about the writing and publishing processes.    

2 comments:

  1. LOVED this book! Lovely review! New Follower btw :)

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  2. Thanks for following, Jade! Glad you enjoyed CINDER too. Such a clever book!

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