Monday, November 6, 2017

Book Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer


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.

My Review: 
I have see this book on my goodreads feed for quite a time but i never feel the urge to start reading it. A little explanation for those of you that do not know what goodreads is.... well the best way to describe it is "like a facebook for books" where you can register what you read, participate in book challenges, get bookworm friends, etc.... 
I will leave the link for you to see it: goodreads
As for this book it seems at first sight a fairy tale retelling of Cinderella with a little of snow white in the mixture, but when you start reading it you get so much more in the plot. The book is very fast paced and there is always happening things.
 The world the author has created is captivating, imagine a futuristic scenario where the world is inhabit by humans, cyborg's and androids and where the moon is also inhabit by a race called Lunar's. Imagine also that a plague is striking our planet, and in the middle of all this we have our main character Cinder, her stepmother,  her stepsisters and a prince charming.
Although it is also a little predictable, i guess you could catch the main plot very easy if you are aware of the fairy tales i mention before. 
I listen to this in audiobook and i have to say i really like the narrator Rebecca Soler and the cadence of the audio. I usually only listen to books i want to reread and this was one of the first times i actually listen to a new to me book and i liked a lot. 

I gave a solid 4,75 out of 5* and i only have two regrets regarding this book, the first that i do not read it sooner and the second that i do not have it on my bookshelf because i really liked it and the cover is just gorgeous. 

This is a series i will definitely follow and i recommend it to anyone you love a good fairy tale but also an amazing fantasy book. 

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