Sunday, March 29, 2015

Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyers

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. RATING: 4 STARS**** The classic fairy tale like you've never heard before. A race of Lunar people, cyborgs, and androids make this an absolutely fun and unique read. Thankfully absent is the meek young lady hidden in her step-sisters shadows. Cinder has smarts and strength she is after all a great mechanic?
On the final page I was torn between slamming the book shut and throwing it, or gently setting it aside and jumping online to do a price check on the rest of the series. I opted for setting it aside since a friend was kind enough to borrow it to me. :) I am hooked, line and sinker.