Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: January 2012
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
5 Stars: I LOVED IT!!!
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.
I’ve wanted to read this book for months! The cover rocks. I finally got the chance, and it was amazing. I loved this book!! 5 Stars! Warning: I almost gave it 4 stars because I was so mad that the ending left me hanging so badly, but once I calmed down I realized I loved the read so much it deserved 5 stars. I’m dying to read the next book! I haven’t been this into a series in awhile.
I don’t read sci-fi so I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t expecting it to be a new favorite that’s for sure.
I loved the world of New Beijing. It was intense and heart breaking. The plague was terrifying and hopeless. Cinder was a cyborg which meant she was human but had machine parts added by scientists after an accident of some kind. The human citizens looked down on the cyborgs. Some felt they should have died in whatever accident made them need cyborg parts. They felt it was unnatural and basically were scared of them. Cinder lived in fear that people would discover she was cyborg. Her “family” hated her for it.
Cinder’s best friend was her droid Iko, a robot. Iko was unique with her personality. I loved it! She had a crush on the Prince. My favorite quote by Iko was after meeting the Prince. “Prince Kai! Check my fan, I think I’m overheating.” (pg. 14) Prince Kai was great! I think I’ll stop here so I don’t give away any of the amazing twists and turns throughout the book.
Cinder took me on an amazing ride. I laughed. I cried. I screamed. I sighed. It was wonderful.
Marissa Meyer will be at the Austin Teen Book Festival on September 29th. I can’t wait!
Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: very mild ( kissing )
Language: very mild ( d***-3, h***-1 )
Violence: mild ( face slap, plague, death, blood )
Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction
This is book #1 in my preparation for the Austin Teen Book Festival!
This is book #4 of my 2012 Debut Author Challenge, hosted by The Story Siren.
12 thoughts on “Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer”
Nicole, I'm glad you liked it too. I agree, this series should get better and better!
Great review! I quite liked the New Beijing/world-building parts of Cinder, and it was quite a refreshing story with lots of (at times unfulfilled) potential that will hopefully get better and better as the series goes on!
Nicole @ Teenage Fiction
Thanks Jess! It is really fun to get all fan girl crazy over a new book.
Glad you liked this one ! I really enjoyed it as well.
Penelope- I'm so glad I liked it too. I really wasn't expecting to like it so much.
Awesome review. I'm so glad you liked this one! I, too, thought it was just such a great story. I can't wait for the next one!
Yes you should Laura. I'd love to hear what you think of it. It was just so fun! I was completely enthralled with the world of Cinder.
I have this one on my must-read list. Your review just makes me want to read it more!
Hahaha yeah I was pretty mad. I think I yelled, “NOOOOOO! That can't be it!!!”
Yes!! You should definitely read it.
I did the same thing too! The cliff hanger killed me 🙂 I wasn't as nice as you and left it at 4 stars lol. But it's still one of my top favorite reads this year! Iko was so cute!! I'm glad that you liked it!
Jessica @ Books: A true story
Everybody loves this book so i guess its really good. Thanks for sharing. Awesome review!