07 May, 2015

REVIEW: CINDER by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Publisher: Puffin Books
Source: Physical copy
Pages: 390

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SYNOPSIS: 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.

So I have seen so many people being in love with this book! But for me the whole retelling of fairytale somehow sounded blaaah. Like this TV Show Once Upon a Time or something like that. I really don't like fairytale, I just don't. But when so many people were talking about it I was like...okay let's seen what is all the fuss about.

OMG, guys! This book was sooooo good! I loved it so so much! But yes, alright, let's start from the beginning.

The book is about this cyborg Cinder who is in a way our Cinderella. There is of course a prince and evil stepmother...there is also sorta an evil witch and similar things that we find in Cinderella fairytale. But that is about it. The world in this book is set in the city which was formed after World War IV and currently is dawning in plague. There is of course no cure. Plus the Luna which is a race of creatures living on the moon who can manipulate your mind is threatening Earth with war. It is just so good guys, so good!

PLUS: Everything. The way characters are created, the building of the world...the plot itself. It is crazy and awesome at the same time! And queen Levana...so so scary!

MINUS: It is short. I finished the book in like two days and ordered the next one straight away. This book when you read it leaves you just crawling for more.

Okay so I know I haven't really said much except that it is good. The reason really is that I really do not want to spoil anything for you, guys. So I will leave this to be a short review with one and only message for you to take home - read this book if you haven't yet. Read it NOW!!!