As the title suggests, I’m here with a book review on Cinder, book one of the Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer.
First, let’s start with a synapse. This book is a sci-fi version of Cinderella. The main character, Cinder, is a cyborg who has a “stepmother” and two “step sisters.” In this case, one she loves and the other she does not. She hates her guardian. There are various types of futuristic elements. People on different planets, androids, cyborgs, and hovers. Cinder has many decisions to make which becomes exceedingly difficult when she finds herself falling for the prince.
Okay, now that I gave a short summary (if you’re looking for more I’ll link the full summary here), let’s get into my actual review.
I loved this book! I thought it was well written. It was different enough from Cinderella so I was never bored! If you’re hardcore into fairy tales, and hate to see them altered, I don’t think you’d mind this book. It is different enough that, if it weren’t for the name, you probably wouldn’t know if was based off of Cinderella. I thought the story was awesome. It was interesting, familiar, but also unique. I definitely recommend this book. I’d give it 5 out of 5 stars. The cover is beautiful, too. There is some mild cursing, but other than that it is completely clean. I am very much looking forward to reading the rest of the series.