Cinder is a refreshing take on Cinderella, the classic fairytale we’ve all grown up with—but this version definitely has a twist.
Linh Cinder is a 16-year-old cyborg and mechanic who lives with (wait for it) her stepmother and two stepsisters in a city called New Beijing in the future, sometime after Work War IV. Besides cyborgs, author Marissa Meyer’s future has Androids and beings that live on the moon called Lunars. Lunars have the ability to glamour, thereby controll humans, a quality that keeps the two worlds at odds.
New Beijing has a King and a Prince, the latter being an 18-year-old who sets his sight on Cinder, having no idea she’s a cyborg. Throw in a disease that’s killing members of the public at an alarming rate, a cyborg draft, and the volatile Lunar Queen visiting earth and you have a recipe for a great story.
I thought Meyer’s book was really refreshing. It had it’s predictable moments, (guessing early on the mystery of the lost princess) but I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was never a lag in the plot and the world Meyer created was captivating. Definitely a treat for the imagination! This was a great start to the series, and I will definitely be reading the second book .
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