Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling, Dystopia
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Rating: 4 stars
Summary: 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 opinion on the book:
Normally i don’t read retelling mostly because i’m scared of what the writer may do to the original story, but i have to admit that i really like this retelling of Cinderella. I think the world the author created is very inventive for the story it has to tell.
I enjoyed very much Cinder’s character, she is strong and fights for what she believes in, yet even though she has a difficult life, she still has a good heart. It was refreshing that she had a good relationship with one of her step sister, i wish i was more developed, but i guess there was no time for that.
The disease storyline made, in my opinion, a much more interesting story than the orginal one, i got to admit that all i knew about the book was that it was suppose to be Cinderella, everything, even the little details got me by surprise and it was amazing.
The characters are either very lovable or you hate them to death, i’m thrilled to see what’s coming up next with Queen Levana, she seems a very interesting character.
I loved every interaction between Cinder and Prince Kai, and i hope in the next book we get to see more of them, since it seems like they aren’t each book stand-alones but are somehow connected (?).
Iko was one of my favorite characters, and i hope she will be making some appearence in the next books.
Overall, i really enjoyed the book. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 only because i know many people enjoyed even more the next books, so i’m giving the benefit of the doubt, in any case, i may change the rating.
Oh! My favorite part of the book was the actual ball, it was so amazing! I loved eery part of it, and that ending! I’m already prepearing myself for the next book, although i now most people didn’t like Scarlet much. I’m totally psyched by what seems to be one great series, and i hope i’ll really get to read all the books (and reviewing them all).
I already ordered the books from my neighborhood store, i already got Cinder and Scarlet (on my Kindle, i bought them a while ago),so i’m hping i’ll be able to binge them in the next months.
Well, that’s all for now.
‘Til Next Time My Lovelies! 😉