Wow. That was just…wow. I’ve had this book on my shelf for ages now. And can I just say, WHAT THE HELL HAVE I BEEN WAITING FOR ALL THIS DAMN TIME?!
I just kept on delaying and delaying reading this book here, for no logical reason. I just did not expect Cinder to be THIS good. But it was. God, it was.
Marissa Meyer, you are a genius.
The parallels between Cinder and Cinderella were absolutely overwhelming. I was totally awestruck.
And although the plot is pretty much known, the science behind everything was just literally breathtaking. I was envious of Marissa’s ability to create such a powerful world through science fiction and genetics and whatnot.
I really really enjoyed reading this novel.
!!! SPOILERS AHEAD !!!
So yeah, although there are a lot of parallels and common parts between Cinder and Cinderella, there were a helluva lot more to the story than just romance. And to be honest, romance was probably the least of Cinder’s worries throughout the book. And I was surprised to find myself liking the it, because a good romance is the first thing I look for in a book. And that’s partially why I rated this book 5 stars; the fact that it totally captivated me without it including much romance.
I knew that Cinder was the missing Lunar Princess just a couple chapters into the book. Usually, my predictions when reading other books turn out to be wrong and totally random. BUT I KNEW IT. I FRIGGIN’ KNEW IT. So it wasn’t much of a shock at the end when the doctor confronted Cinder. I was absolutely overjoyed to know that my analysis and predictions were true, to say the least.
I don’t know what to expect in the second book. I was honestly looking forward to more Kai-Cinder scenes (that’s me totally not giving up on my love and obsession over romance). It felt to me like it sort of ended with a cliffhanger; did the Queen marry Kai? Did Cinder escape to Africa after all? What happened to her stepmother? Iko?
Oh, and a HUGE shout-out to Iko! One of my favorite characters in this book.
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.