Friday, January 22, 2016


Even in the future, the story begins with a Once Upon a Time....

Humans and androids crowd the raueous 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....

Sixteen-year-old Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citisen with a mysterious past and reviled by her stepmother. But when her life becomes interwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalatic 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. Because there is something unusual about Cinder, something that others would kill for. - excerpt from book

Cinder by Marissa Meyer is a Cinderella retelling with a science fiction/futuristic theme. This book is first in the series which are 4 books in total. The whole series is called The Lunar Chronicles and all the characters intertwine in the books.  The series had a lot of hype and it's a much loved series, which I'm also in love with now. I was totally blown away by the idea that the author have even though it's a retelling but to come up with plots that is interesting is so hard. I could not stop reading the book, it certainly captured my attention well since the beginning of the book.

The plots of the book is very good with such good twists and turns. I absolutely love reading it and trying to relate it to the fairy tale that we all know as children. Every time something happens I'll  be thinking in my head that the fairy tale was like that and the author wrote it like this. There are similarities but it's also a world of difference at the same time.  If you can picture the incidents of the story it would make such a good movie. The world is slowly described, the characters are presented and then the story climaxes and the ending leaves you wanting more.

Whenever I fall madly in love with a book and its series it's not only the plot but also the characters included. The main characters for this book was awesome. I especially love the two main characters who have a little spark between them. Never have I wanted two characters to be together so much. They have such good moments together in the book which puts a grip on your heart. Both characters have such good development in them, they grow so much and change according to situations. I really love Cinder's personality, she does so well in such tough situations. Her interactions with other characters were wonderful and exciting to read about. The male character is also a guy that's captured my heart, I would easily fall for him in real life.

This was a fantastic book to start the year with, I enjoyed the excitement, so many gripping moments that are unforgettable. The ending was such a good suspense which makes readers want more. I'm so happy that I have the second book to continue with instead of waiting. My advice is get the whole series and then binge read. I highly highly recommend this series as the retelling of the fairy tale stories is such a fresh idea. I love how while you read, you would try to find the original story in this futuristic one. If you love young adult science fiction, this book is recommended. If you love reading about fairy tale retelling, this is suitable for you too. After falling victim to the hype, I have no regrets at all. This is certainly a series that can be read many times over.


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