Cinder by Marissa Meyer
4 OUT OF 5 STARS.
“While her sisters were given beautiful dresses and fine slippers, Cinderella had only a filthy smock and wooden shoes.”
Goodreads Description: 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.
After wanting to read Cinder for two years, it finally happened! I actually read this book pretty quickly, because it was hard to put down! It was such an easy read and the way it was written made it so easy and fun to want to continue to see what happened next. There wasn’t a time where I wanted to put the book down and stop reading; I applaud Marissa Meyer for that! Her writing style was great!
I really enjoyed Cinder’s character and thought she was written perfectly. She was such a cool character and such a tough cookie at times too. I felt so bad for her and I despised her stepmother and stepsister Pearl. Any of the scenes that they were in really made me angry. I loved Prince Kai throughout the book, but I wasn’t sure how I felt about him at the end. I was really disappointed in him.
It was interesting reading this retelling with cyborgs and androids thrown into it. I’ve never read any books about cyborgs; at least not that I can think of. It was really cool and like I said before, a really fun read. I did have a problem with it and probably the only reason why I didn’t give this book a 5 out of 5. That problem is being that I guessed about Cinder waaaaaay before it was ever mentioned in the book. I wanted to be shocked and have that “OMG” moment, but I wasn’t and it didn’t happen. I seen it all coming and that sucked.
Overall, it was a great read and I am so glad that I finally picked it up! I know everyone loves this series, so I am interested in seeing what happens next and seeing why everyone is so in love with these books! If you are one of the last people on Earth that haven’t read this book (like I was), I definitely recommend it! Hard to put down, fun, easy to read! And CYBORGS!
“Vanity is a factor, but it is more a question of control. It is easier to trick others into perceiving you as beautiful if you can convince yourself you are beautiful. But mirrors have an uncanny way of telling the truth.”
Have you read Cinder (of course you have 😛)? If so, what did you think? If not, do you think you will?
I will most likely be binge reading the rest of the series in November as soon as I finish my current read. I know a lot of people are waiting on Winter and I don’t want to accidentally be spoiled! So I want to try to read them and Winter in November. I’ll be posting my October recap post sometime over the weekend, so be on the lookout for that! I did post my October book haul a few days ago and you can check that out over here.
I hope you have a great day! ❤