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Cinder: Book Review

Cinder: Book Review

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles Series #1)

Published 2012

RATING: ★★★★★

5 out of 5 stars


A forbidden romance.

A deadly plague.

Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . .

CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation.

Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth’s future.

This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget.


Pages: 400

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Series? Yes, this is the first book in the Lunar Chronicles.

MY REVIEW OF Cinder (Lunar Chronicles Series #1):

Young Adult Fantasy – Science Fiction – Dystopian 

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles Series #1)

This was a re-read for me. I read it for the first time a couple years ago and I read Scarlet, (the second book in the series) and I loved them! Since I’ve read the first two books, more books in the series have come out and I decided to listen to the audiobook while at work so that I could remember where the story left off.

I absolutely love this storyline! It is a retelling of Cinderella and has so many new aspects that you would think that it just wouldn’t work, but this story does!

It is known as a sci-fi cyber funk retelling of Cinderella. 

While listening to the audiobook, parts of the story started to come trickling back to my memory and it made me realize just how well the first book ties in with the second book even though they are written from different character POVs (Don’t worry, I will be reviewing each book from the series).

I think Marissa Meyer does an absolute fantastic job of weaving the story and keeping the original fairytale and adding new and exciting bits that you never would’ve imagined happening otherwise.

I know that a ton of people have already read this book and this series, but if you haven’t yet or you know readers that are dabbling in the young adult world of reading, then I 100% recommend this book.

This was one of the books that I could let my younger sisters and cousins read without a question in my mind whether or not it would be appropriate and that is becoming harder and harder to find these days. 

Have you read this book series? Did this review make you want to read it? Let me know in the comments!!


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