Friday, 28 December 2012

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I'm very happy to be writing this review. I found it a pleasure to read.

To be honest, when I first heard this book was a twist on the Cinderella story I yawned. - I felt the Cinderella market had been milked, for that matter, fairy tale retelling in general, but especially Cinderella. However, this was actually a twist.

Cinder is not the sweet song singing helpless girl typically portrayed as Cinderella. Rather, she has angst, and is physically handicapped by today's standards. Treated as an outcast by a world that considers human's with artificial modifications (aka Cyborgs) to be inferior mutants, she tries to hide her cyborg parts, and somehow wills herself to persevere. She is a bold intellectual character with issues, and I like her. She's not a girly-girl, she gets excited about junk yard digging for car parts, and is quite often a dirty sweaty mess, but she knows who she is. - Or at least, she thinks she does, until she finds out she hasn't got a clue.

Watching her relationship grow with Prince Kai is no less intriguing. Any teenage girl would be bound to have insecurities when standing next to the world's cutest bachelor, but Cinder has cyborg parts to hide on top of that. The fact that this all takes place in New Beijing adds a unique flavor.

The dystopian society, Meyer creates, is a refreshing blend of Cyborgs, androids, ID chips, hover cars, Lunars on the moon with strange powers, and a deathly plague with no cure. Think Cinderella meets Sailor Moon meets Star Wars.

I eagerly await the release of Scarlet! (For my review on Scarlet click the following link: My Scarlet Review).

Right now Cinder can be purchased online or in any book store, and me being the Indigo girl that I am, here is a link, it's on sale:
Chapter's Indigo: Cinder Specials

Not to be ignored is the Prequel to Cinder which is: Glitches and the side story of The Queen's Army - the latter of which lends great promise to the Second book to come in the lunar chronicles. These are short stories that add to the plot depth.

To my knowledge Glitches ( and the Queen's Army ( Queen's Army) can only be purchased online for e-readers for 0.99

For another excellent review of Cinder check out these links:
Susan Bloggin bout' Books - chance to win a copy!

Brittany's The Book Addict's Guide

To read an amazing interview with Marissa Meyer, and a sneak peek on Cress:
My Friends are Fiction

1 comment:

  1. So glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks for including my link in your review :)