Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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I am absolutely obsessed with fairytale retellings. So, it was only a matter of time before I read Cinder! I will be honest though, I didn’t realize that it was part of a series when I started. I kind of thought that they were all separate stories but they were all myths and that was why they were in a series. But, they’re actually all connected so send help because I started another series now.


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.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

My Review

This take on the Cinderella story was fantastic. First of all, the idea of a future where cybernetic advancements are possible, but people reduce to use them is crazy to me. I also like that Cinder is not your typical damsel in distress, instead, she’s ready to make her own path and do whatever she must to get there. I absolutely love that.

This novel plays on a lot of different themes and is essentially a reimagining of the typical Cinderella story and it is very well done. I rented the audiobook for it from my local library and binge-listened to it in less than 24-hours. I am currently waiting on the next book and I am so excited to read that one as well.

So, if you like fairytales and you’re looking for a rather quick read, I think you’re in the right place and I highly recommend checking this out.

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