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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Review: CINDER (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer

Title: CINDER (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Author: Marissa Meyer
Published: January 3, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 387
Source: Purchased
Guest Review by: Victoria Lucas
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 is 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.

CINDER, by Marissa Meyer is a stunning twist on the classic Cinderella fairy tale. Unlike the version we all know so well, this Cinder is a cyborg in New Beijing. While a deadly plague takes its toll on Earth, a mysterious group of Lunar People watch from space – No one knows Cinder holds the world’s destiny in her control. 

The plot is definitely science fiction and like most sci-fi novels, somewhat slow starting. However, Meyer does a fantastic job of world-building, character creation, and plot development; all the while, incorporating the basic storyline from the classic tale.

 Soon you are swept into this alternate future and go on the adventure of a lifetime as Cinder fights for the world.

 Even if you shy away from sci-fi novels, CINDER is one hundred percent worth giving a chance because Meyer does a phenomenal job with this very creative fairy tale re-telling.

I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my fiancĂ© and our two cats. 
In addition to my slight obsession with books and writing, I'm big on road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for antiques.
I'm represented by Jill Grinberg.
CINDER, my debut novel, is a futuristic re-envisioning of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic. Released on 3 Jan 2012.

1 comment:

  1. I agree! I found Cinder so interesting and different from what I usually read. I loved that it was a retelling of Cinderella and that you could see where the stories overlapped!