Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Book Review: Cinder

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)


Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Square Fish
Publish Date: January, 8 2013
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Book Rating 5/5
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Publisher's Description 
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.
First five chapters free 
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,

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