Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Spoiler-free Book Review

My mother offered to buy me a book to cheer me up from my exams results. I always had an eye on this book but never decided to actually purchase it, until now.

CinderSynopsis: 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. 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. (From Goodreads)

First published: Published January 3rd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends

Read: From July 27th to 31th, 2016

Review: 4.5/5 stars

“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”
― Marissa Meyer, Cinder

This is a cinderella retelling with a Star Wars twist and with such a description, I’m not sure why I was surprised that I actually liked it. I know this is a well loved book in the bookverse, but I did not expect to like it THAT much. It was really easy to read and I breezed through the pages. I loved the way the characters were depicted; Queen Levana is a very good vilain. The world was well painted and explained, it was not confusing like most books and I didn’t need time to settle in. The occasional two narratives were interesting reading about, I really liked Cinder’s  cybernetic functions such as the lie detector and I found Prince Kai adorable.I’m not going to lie, I kind of expected  that ending but it did not stop me from enjoying it and the book. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series and see what this story has to offer. I hope it will all end with a “And they lived happily ever after”.

“I’m sure I’ll feel much more grateful when I find a guy who thinks complex wiring in a girl is a turn-on.”
― Marissa Meyer, Cinder

8 thoughts on “Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Spoiler-free Book Review

  1. I have been wanting to read this book for, like, ever but have never actually picked it up and read it. So when I came to your blog and saw that you liked it and when I got a better idea of what it’s about, I’m pretty confident that I will like it. I will be sure to read it soon! 🙂

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  2. […] Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Who doesn’t like a good retelling of Cinderella?! A Cyborg, a Charming Prince,  a wicked step-mother and a final revelation. This book holds its promise and has elements of the actual fairytale with its personal twist and modern touches. I have yet to read the following books in the series, which are also retellings of fairytales. […]


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