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#19: Cinder - Marissa Meyer

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.



  • KINDLE: 448 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (January 3, 2012)
  • ASIN: B005KJJ4F8



AUTHOR BIO:
Marissa Meyer was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, home of Almond Roca and Stadium High School, which was made famous when Heath Ledger danced down the stadium steps in 10 Things I Hate About You. Marissa didn't actually go to Stadium High School, but she did attend Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Creative Writing. She still lives in Tacoma, now with her husband. Cinder is her YA debut.


Read my review for Glitches.


REVIEW:
Some of you know of the hell I went through leading up to reading this book. I won it a couple of years back. The blogger never sent it to me claiming she could't afford it... my thought was why run a giveaway then?! Any way, after pining for two years I finally broke down and spent a small fortune for a kindle copy. 
It was worth every hard conversation and penny! I'm so glad I finally got to read this book. It is definitely the best fairy tale re-telling I have ever read!
I have a girl crush on Cinder. Seriously, she has it all! She's smart, tough, and someone to admire. I'm so happy this updated version of Cinderella can kick butt and take names! She has a knack for mechanical things that is uber-groovy too! Especially for Steampunk/Sci-fi fans. This story really takes Cinderella to a whole new level. I can see why so many people love the book, though it was highly predictable. That didn't ruin a thing. 
I can't wait to read Scarlet! Might be time to spend a small fortune again.....

5/5

Comments

  1. I didn't know about the backstory, how unfortunate ...

    (P.S. While I didn't love this, I thought this was an interesting way to bring an old fairytale new life for today's readers!)

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  2. I recently read Cinder and I absolutely loved it. I already have the other 2 books in this series (Scarlet and Cress) and I can't wait to finally the time to read them both.

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