Dystopian, Review, Sci-Fi, Young Adult

Cinder | Marissa Meyer

Publisher: Square Fish
Published: 08/01/2013
Genre: Young Adult. Sci-Fi. Dystopian.
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #1
Format: Paperback. Audiobook.
Pages: 387
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis (Goodreads)
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 centre 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.

I had heard so much about this series, there was so much hype all over the internet that I was really nervous about picking it up. I have so often read hyped books and not enjoyed them. But I am glad to say that that is not the case with The Lunar Chronicles.

Cinder is a retelling of Cinderella, but with a part-cyborg lead female. It is the most unique re-telling that I have heard of… And, I was hooked from chapter one. From the very beginning, Iko became my all-time favourite character from all of the books that I have read.

I cannot wait to see just what else this series has to offer and I know that I am going to fly through the other books to come.


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