Cinder Review

Title: Cinder Author:   Marissa Meyer Series: Lunar Chronicles #1 Goodreads | Buy Now Humans and androids crowd...


 Marissa Meyer

Lunar Chronicles #1

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.

             Cinder is an amazing retelling of the Cinderella fairytale (in case that wasn't obvious). I'm not even sure I can explain just how great this book is, I loved it from the first page to the very last. When a story has cyborgs, princes, androids, aliens, a deadly plague that's bound to wipe out the human race, it's bound to be spectacular.

             Linh Cinder is a strong female character, her problems and insecurities only leading to her becoming even stronger. It's the first time I agree through and through with all of the character's decisions and ways of handling matters. You can also easily connect not just with her, but with the side characters as well. For example, there's a little child who appears briefly in the book, but it's one that definitely leaves an impression.

             The villain is absolutely fascinating! Queen Levana is an extremely powerful enemy, one that you should never ever cross. The entire Lunar race is so enjoyable to read, from their abilities to their quite large family tree :)

             There were a lot of plot twists that you could easily predict, however this just makes you want to keep on reading to see how everything unravels.

             And it wouldn't be Cinderella without a ball, right? That was by far my favorite scene from Cinder, so much was going on that I just couldn't put the book down.

Favorite quotes

“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”  
“Prince Kai! Check my fan, I think I'm overheating.”  


Characters: 5/5

Main character, side characters, every single person mentioned is amazeballs!! - except Adri, of course -

Romance: 4/5

While I absolutely loved it, I wanted much much more (which I'm hoping we'll get in the sequel).

Pacing/Length: 4.5/5

Don't get me wrong, the beginning of the book was interesting too, but in the end you were just getting your face slapped with constant action and plot twists and did I say action?! I'm well aware a book can't be all about that - and that's why the beginning was a tiny bit slower - , but the change was so quick that you can tell from where it started to get really good.

Cover: 5/5

In love with it. Always have been, always will be.

Plot: 5/5

DAMN this story is good.

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  1. Don't belive this!!!! Ai citit-o!!!!! Oaaa,deci o sa treaca ani buni pana reusesc si eu sa o citesc. Am un wishlit imens!!!! Gosh, ce rating bun! Gata! Orice ar fi fac eu rost de ea!

    1. DAAAA!!! Deci am primit-o de la cineva, in o zi ar fi fost gata, dar am avut o gramada de invatat, asa ca mi-a luat cam 3 zile, DAR E MORTALA!! Si multi zic ca Scarlet e chiar si mai buna OMGGG SUNT ATAT DE CURIOASA.

      Si nu esti singura cu wishlist imens...
      *ghm* +1600 de carti *ghm*
      Mor de 3 ori si tot n-am BANI in primul rand sa le cumpar, dar sa le citesc :)))

  2. I've heard this series is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your review! New follower by the way =)

      And thank you so so sooo much for the follow *hands over a cookie* :)

  3. Great review! I haven't had a chance to start this series yet, but I have heard do many good things about it. Glad you enjoyed it!

    1. Thank you so much! ^^ Glad you stopped by :)

  4. I LOVED this book. I really thought I wouldn't, because the word "cyborg" normally would send me running in the other directions, but the retelling was just so well-done. I haven't read Scarlet yet, but I'm hoping to in the next few weeks!

    1. I haven't read many 'cyborg' books, not because I stayed away from them, I just simply read others... But they sure make everything interesting... the "no feelings" thing, the mechanisms, everything's pretty cool for me to read :)

      I haven't read Scarlet yet either, hope we'll both enjoy it as much as we did Cinder, maybe even more!

      Thank you so much for stopping by :)