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Cinder

By Marissa Meyer

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Do you like books with futuristic world building, a really fun plot, and an extremely lovable cast of characters? This book is for you!


Genre(s): Science Fiction, Fantasy


Recommended Age Level: 12+


First Book in a Series (The Lunar Chronicles, 4 novels, 2 novellas)


My rating: 4.7/5


Synopsis


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.

A Review


I really liked this book! The premise of the series was what drew me in, considering that the books are post-apocalyptic fairy tale retellings, and they did not disappoint. I liked how it was fast-paced and engaging, and I loved the world-building in it. I also really appreciated how the author changed the plot of the original source material (Cinderella) in order to make the story an empowering feminist read. I continued with the series and finished all of the novels, which I would highly recommend doing, considering that you get to know an incredible and broad cast of characters and follow a unique and fascinating storyline throughout the books. Overall, I would highly recommend this book!


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