Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Square Fish
Publish Date: January, 8 2013
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Book Rating 5/5
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Book Received: Given
Why I Picked it up: This book saw given to me as a gift. This is a retold fairy tale about Cinderella. There are twists, Cinder is a cyborg and lives in a futuristic China. this is a combination of two of my favorite genres fairy tales and sciences fiction. Meyer creates a world in intrigue, romance, and mystery. Humans are not the only ones involved in the plotting, the series is called the Lunar Chronicles, because their are Lunars. Lunars, are another race that lives on the moon.
Why I finished it: The world build was wonderful and lush. The characters form the stepmother to the Evil Queen are full of life and depth. The ethical dilemmas that each character faces or creates adds a new layer to each of them. Cinder is wonderful she is not what one would think of in the typical Cinderella story, but that is best thing about her. She hardly wears dresses, and is the best mechanic is new Beijing. I would take her my car in heart beat
Who I would give it to: To anyone who likes fairy tales and science fiction.
Have a berry orange day,