Friday, December 14, 2012

"Cinder" by Marissa Meyer

Summary:  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.

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)Cinder by Marissa Meyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a book I have wanted to read almost from the moment it came out.  After all, it is based on Cinderella, it is science fiction, and it written by someone from my hometown--Tacoma, Washington!  I had this book sitting on my bookshelf for several months before I had the moment to pick it up and read it.  And read it I did!  Trying to explain this book to anyone is almost as impossible as explaining "The Hunger Games."  Yes, I do liken this to that book.  It is as well-written, and it has no profanity nor sex scenes.  Go figure!  I wish someone would pick it up and make a film because I am certain it would do well!

I can't say enough about this book.  I don't want to add any spoilers, so let's just say this.  I am not a science fiction fan, but there are those books and stories that make me like the genre.  And this is one of them.  This is an all-around good story.  Marissa Meyer has a way of making this story make sense even though it is so futuristic.  The terms she uses that aren't "real" terms in this day and age actually make sense.  I didn't even need a dictionary for them.  I cannot wait to read the sequel!

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This is not part of a blog tour.  I won this book earlier this year, and  I finally read it!

Marissa Meyer lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and three cats. She’s a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, color-coordinating her bookshelf . . .), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was given a small book of them when she was a child. She may or may not be a cyborg. Cinder is her first novel.

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1 comment:

  1. I really need to read this book! I'm also not a big sci-fi fan and like you said, many said you will still love it. Great review!! I do hope they make a movie out of it too :D

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf


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