Book Review: Cinder

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer 
Genre: Sci-fi Romance/Sci-tech/ Retellings
Series: The Lunar Chronicles (Book 1)
Publisher: Square Fish
Rating: 5 Stars
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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 . . .
Sixteen-year-old Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. Shes's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past and is reviled by her stepmother. 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. Because there is something unusual about Cinder, something that others would kill for. 

My Review

I absolutely loved Cinder! Meyer took me on a wild ride of romance, suspense, and action. Cinder is one of the first retellings I've read, and I enjoyed it more then I thought I would! I loved how you could see many parallels between Cinder and Cinderella. I also liked Meyer's creative twists on this classic fairy tale. For example, setting the story in the future with a cyborg protagonist; who lives in a dark and mysterious world, and an incredible unique and freaky alien colony living on the moon. I loved this one, and look forward for picking up the rest of Meyer's series soon!

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