Series: Lunar Chronicles # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: January 3, 2012
Book: ARC from Paragraphs Books
"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."
How come I did not read this book sooner?!?!?! Someone should have shoved this book in my face demanding me to read it! Dude! So freaking awesome!
Another thing I love about book is retaling of classic stories. I love it when authors can add twist to make my mind reach outside of the box. And this book did just that! Taking me up to a very strong book high, I'm addicted! I loved that one, the plot is soooo fascinating. Once you enter to world of Cinder, you can't help but follow her. I wanted to know her thoughts, see what she creates with her hands, and of course, reach down into her mind pulling out her hidden memories.
The love interest in the book is sensational! I love how distant Cinder is at the beginning. Cinder is not stupid. She knows when something is up. And she catches on faster too. Cinder immediately takes control of her life once she knows how "valuable" she really is and does everything for everyone but herself. She doesn't think she is worth much, yet she is...in every way. She is selfless and caring. She learns the hard way and bites her tongue. She is so strong!!
Cinder is an amazing story! Taken away from the first page, Cinder brings to life a whole new world before the readers eyes. It's thrilling yet so addicting! So excited to read the next book, Cinder is flippin' Awesome!!
I give it 5 BITES!