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Cinder Review9:12 AM
Title: Cinder Author: Marissa Meyer Series: Lunar Chronicles #1 Goodreads | Buy Now Humans and androids crowd...
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. . . .
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.
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.
“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”
“Prince Kai! Check my fan, I think I'm overheating.”
Main character, side characters, every single person mentioned is amazeballs!! - except Adri, of course -
While I absolutely loved it, I wanted much much more (which I'm hoping we'll get in the sequel).
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.
In love with it. Always have been, always will be.