Cinder by Marissa Meyer Review

Friday, May 11, 2012

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: Lunar Chronicles (#1)
Genre: YA/Fantasy/Dystopia/Steampunk/Romance
Publisher:  Macmillan Audio from Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: January 3rd 2012
Edition: Audio
Source: Macmillan Audio
Rating: 4half (1)

Goodreads Synopsis

A wicked mash-up of fairy tale and Terminator—set in a Star Wars kind of world—Marissa Meyer's Cinder is a fresh and fiercely ingenious futuristic retelling of Cinderella
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.


This dystopic twist to a classic fairy tale mixes the ultimate reality of a post WWIIII world with the all the clichés of a princess story. A missing princess, an evil queen and a handsome prince all thrown in with alien life, artificial intelligence, and potential world destruction. Cinder brings the classic Cinderella to life in the most futuristic way.

Cinder is a teenage girl with artificial limbs and wires running through her brain, a cyborg, less than human in her world. Kai is a prince left to lead a country suffering from an unending plague and an ultimate fear of destruction. Kai is forced to make a life altering decision that will effect the entire world and most importantly Cinder’s fate.

Marissa Meyer spins a tale brought to life by the vocalistic talents of Rebecca Soler that had me sitting in my car late into the night listening to no end. I listened continuously and had the biggest disappointment when it ended, the worst part about cliff hangers. Overall a great audio edition, Rebecca gives unique style to each character in interpreting Marissa’s amazing work of art. All that’s left is to read the the words on the pages themselves. I recommend Cinder for all ages and am eagerly looking forward to the upcoming sequel.
Places to find Marissa

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Places to find Cinder

Books A Million (BAM)
Barnes and Noble (B&N)
The Book Depository


Jenniferlanebooks said...

Whoa. Cinder is a cyborg? Wild! Great review.

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