Monday, August 12, 2013

Review - "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer

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. 

My Review:

Cinder is a mechanic in New Beijing, what is different about her is that’s she Cyborg.  All Cinder knows is that she had an accident at a young age and woke up like this.  She was adopted but was never treated well by her stepmother and one of her step sisters.  A plague is running rampant through New Beijing and her stepsister Peony is affected.  Cinder is then thrown in to be a volunteer to help find a cure only to find out that she is immune and well so much more ;) 

One day while working, Prince Kai comes in with his android and Cinder like almost all the other girls is attracted to him but what she can’t understand is why he is flirting with her.  She will do anything so he won’t find out what exactly she is.

Prince Kai becomes the new emporer and is given an antidote from the Lunar Queen (a real bag if you ask me) but there is one condition, he must marry her.  Will Prince Kai go against his feelings and marry the Queen? Will Cinder help Prince Kai realize that that would be the wrong decision to make without him finding out she is cyborg?  What will the final costs be for those involved. 

A great take on the classic fairy tale.  I’m style unsure of the whole thing..I mean cyborgs, Moon people, etc. etc. etc. but I will admit that the story was written perfectly and I have to say I hate the way the book ended…I was like “What!?!?!” but then again that’s what makes a great book right? 

Definitely a must read and I can’t wait to read Scarlet now! 

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