Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Release Date: January 3rd 2012 by Macmillan Audio/ Feiwel & Friends 
Edition: Audiobook

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.

In this thrilling debut young adult novel, the first of a quartet, Marissa Meyer introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine and a masterfully crafted new world that’s enthralling.

My Thoughts: 
Cinder is about a cyborg, who has a stepmother who hates her and will do anything to get rid of her. There is a deadly plague that is spreading throughout the city of New Beijing and as she becomes close to Prince Kai, Cinder must find the answers to her past in order to realize the starting point of her struggles between loyalty, betrayals, and freedom.

I loved this book so much! It was so different. I won this book in Audio format in a giveaway. Let me start with the audiobook itself. The narrator was fun to listen to. She didn't bore me and she wasn't monotone! She was fun, got the accents to a tee, and spoke in an energetic manner that made you want to keep listening.

Since it was audio, I don't know how to spell some of the names. But anyway. Cinder was an amazing character. She was different. People judge her for what she was and she had a "Dysfunctional" family. If family is the word for the people in her life. With her struggle to find out anything from before her surgery at 11, I found the adventures and the events leading up to the reveal fascinating. And I want to know what she is going to do for her Android that she built herself, who was so cute and adorable. She reminded me of a child who got excited about every little thing. Cinder and Prince Kai.... I loved all the parts with the two together. I loved those little awkward moments Cinder had when she was around him!

Prince Kai made a great male crush in this book. He was confident but you could see the confusion on certain things he didn't know about, which I liked. He was nice to Cinder, from the very beginning. He always wanted the best for his people and always gave his all. But he kind of disappointed towards the end there. I need to know what is going on with that.

The doctor, was kind of hilarious to me. I was a little iffy about him in the beginning because I didn't know what to expect of him, but I like him more as the story progressed. He and Cinder..Great team!

The queen of Lunar is something else. I don't even know how to describe her. Just evil and manipulating, and condensing, and just so many things! Prince Kai, why won't you listen?! There was an amazing amount of action in the book was just to my liking, along with the romance.

Overall this book was amazing. Something people need to get their hands on immediately! Just blew my mind. I did not want to stop listening to this book. I listened to it in the car, doing house work, and just lounging in the bed. Amazing read! Oh and it kind of reminds me of Cinderella in certain parts!


  1. I really need to read this one! I have it, but haven't gotten around to it yet!

    Is it really sci-fi... I guess meaning, does it read like a sci-fi book?

  2. It is but it isn't..I don't really know what is considered sci-fi, but it talks about the moon.
    The Lunar Queen home planet is the moon, but doesn't really go in depth about it...
    If that makes any sense!

  3. Sounds great! I was a bit uncertain about reading this. I mean a cyborg Cinderella?! But everyone seems to really love it. It sounds like an awesome story with a good love too! I love a love story.

  4. I have been watching this book around the Internet. I'm glad you found it amazing. It is on my wish list.

  5. Absolutely loved this book to bits! It was one of the most interesting spins on a re-telling of Cinderella I have ever read. Brilliant review!

  6. hmm i think i'll have to look into this one! Thanks Janina!! xx.

  7. I cannot wait to read this book. I love retellings of fairy tales!

  8. I REALLY, REALLY enjoyed this book. I can't wait to read the next one.

  9. Fairy tale retelling, futuristic, cyborgs - Cinder seems to be an amazing reading!
    I like it that the female character is strong also, and I'm curious about her dysfunctional family.
    It's a sure to-red =]]]

    Ana Death Duarte

  10. Great review!

    I want to read this book so bad. Everyone seems to love it.

  11. I have heard so many praise for this book, and I am very curious to see why. I love the sound of this book, and cyborgs definitely make it sound much more interesting! I can't wait to pick this up! Glad you enjoyed this. Fantastic Review! :D

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  12. I want to read this so bad! I can't believe I haven't read it yet :(