Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)
Marissa Meyer
Published January 3rd 2012 by Feiwel and Friends
Genres:  Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopia


Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder's brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it "a matter of national security," but Cinder suspects it's more serious than he's letting on.

Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder's intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that's been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter's illness, Cinder's stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an "honor" that no one has survived.

But it doesn't take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

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My Thoughts

I really liked this book, definitely something I have never read before.  It did take me a bit to get into this book, I'm not sure if I wasn't in the mood or it just was a slow start.  Once I got past the first quarter of the book, I seriously couldn't put it down.  I loved the aspect of Cinderella meets cyborgs, which was totally fun.

Let's talk about Prince Kai for a moment, first of all I love when he found out Cinder was a cyborg, that he didn't really care.  He still wanted to be with Cinder.  He was so cute when he basically was begging Cinder to go to the ball with him.

For some weird reason I couldn't picture Cinder in my head, being half robot half human.  I really liked Cinder, she is a very compassionate person.  She cared deeply for her sister Peony.  And she secretly likes Prince Kai!!  YAY!!

I liked how the story was based on a plague that was infecting people.  I thought that was a intriguing twist on the story.  Also, the whole Lunar world, I thought that was quite interesting.

That ending, seriously!!!!!  I kinda figured the twist at the end of the book, but I really couldn't believe it.  I can't wait to read the next book in the series.  I don't know why I waited so long to read this book.  


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