Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: January 2012
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
5 Stars: I LOVED IT!!!
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, the 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.
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.