Book Review: Cinder

Book Review: CinderCinder by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #1
on January 3rd 2012
Pages: 390
Reading Challenges: #20BooksOfSummer, COYER Summer Vacation, Make Me Read It

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.

I read this book as part of the #MakeMeRead It Readathon. (In addition to #20BooksOfSummer & COYER Summer Vacation).

I have had this book on my TBR list for quite some time. I knew nothing about it when I added it to my list except from what I saw at the store. It looked very interesting and I enjoy books that take classics and put there on twist on them.

As mentioned, I did not know what to expect so at first when I began reading I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. But as I kept reading, I became engrossed in it. I figured out the twist…or hoped that I had figured out the twist (which I did) but I did not expect it to end where it did. Obviously wanting readers to continue reading.

I enjoyed the clever and imaginative twist to the classic Cinderella story and like how Cinder was easily relatable even though she was a cyborg. I liked how she was friends and close to one of her sisters, which is unlike the original story. And I enjoyed reading about Kai, however, there was a point where I wanted to come through the book and knock some sense into him.

I now fully understand why it why it has the most votes in my poll and what all the hype is about. It was such a good book and I barely put it down until I was completely finished with it. I will definitely read the rest of the series at my earliest convenience. So yeah, of course, I am going to HIGHLY recommend this book to EVERYONE!



  1. Scarlet is really good as well. I’m still working my way through this series and hope to finish it by the end of the year. I’m glad you liked Cinder!

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