Sunday, January 31, 2016


Book: Cinder
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Author: Marissa Meyer

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.-Goodreads

Review: Cinder is a futuristic re-telling of Cinderella. While the concept is fantastic, the execution was lacking. The characters were one dimensional, the plot was way too predictable (the 'big reveal' was literally known in the first chapter) and the world building was not inspiring. 

Grade: 2/5

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