Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Also by this author: Cress, Fairest
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #1
Genres: Young Adult, Fairy Tale Retelling
Read in: June 2018
Reading Challenges: 2018 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
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A forbidden romance.
A deadly plague.
Earth's fate hinges on one girl . . .
CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation.
Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future.
This is not the fairytale you remember. But it's one you won't forget. - via GoodReads
Cinder by Marissa Meyer is another long overdue book that I was prompted to read for COYER. (This one was purchased over 6 years ago!) I get nervous about books that receive a lot of hype. What if I’m the one who doesn’t like it? I’ve never been good at being an island unto my own. I don’t know why I was nervous. I loved it!
I was definitely hesitant about reading a cyborg-Cinderella retelling. For me to enjoy it, in my own opinion, would be a tall order. Meyer handled it effortlessly. She immediately won me over with her sense of humor. She also kept her story simple enough to follow but complicated enough to still be fascinating.
I was a little disappointed to have one of the major plot points figure out just a few chapters in but I also feel like I wasn’t alone. It was kind of obvious (or I’ve read enough of these types of books to know it’s coming). This wasn’t a true fairy tale in the sense that not everything had a happy ending.
I was thrilled to learn that Scarlet was already in my Kindle library! I’ll be continuing with the series for sure!
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- 2018 GoodReads