Book Review

Cinder by Marissa Myer

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The Lunar Chronicles
Marissa Myer
Feiwel & Friends
January 3rd 2012

Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder's brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it "a matter of national security," but Cinder suspects it's more serious than he's letting on.

Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder's intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that's been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter's illness, Cinder's stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an "honor" that no one has survived.

But it doesn't take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

I have never read a retelling of Cinderella before and I must say that Cinder is an awesome retelling. It isn’t the typical retelling. The elements of Cinderella are at the core but it is an extraordinary version that is told by Myer.

I did however feel that the major plot line in this story was a tad predictable which can be very annoying but it was told in one of those ways that makes the story even better.

Even though I thought that major plot line was predictable that didn’t mean I don’t like this book because I do. I love this book.

The story is told brilliantly and Myer should be proud of this book it was awesome and it kept me hooked. It has it’s twists and turns that just draws you in as a reader and keeps you wanting more.

What helped in this was the amazing characters that we’re created. Cinder makes this story. She is a brilliant main character. Even though she has some disadvantages she doesn’t let them hold her back. They make her unique and that makes her a better character. She is such a strong character especially with everything that gets thrown at her. All the lies and the secrets but she is just amazing.

Cliffhangers. I hate cliffhangers and this book had the biggest cliffhanger of them all. I can not wait to see what book 2 holds.

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