Friday, 28 December 2012
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
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.
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.
Kobo.com/Glitches) and the Queen's Army (Kobo.com/The 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