Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Title:  Cinder
Author:  Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Available:  1/3/12
Source:  Publisher via NetGalley

Pages:  387
Series:  Lunar Chronicles #1
Rating:  PG

About the Book:
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.

My Take:
Take a fairy tale and move it too another not so distant future and add the newest technologies and you have an awesome new bedtime story for young adults!  Now..for the nuts and bolts of this review if you pardon the pun!  The actual Cinderella story is played out in almost subtle ways sometimes and pretty obvious at other times.  Don't go in reading thinking you know the answers to the timeline, things just might fool you.  I think Ms. Meyer did an awesome job of combing science fiction and romance and whimsy and reality into a thought provoking but fun read!  I really wouldn't suggest this for kids much younger than 12 because of the disease and a few scenes with death and dying and war and peace..but it is a very clean read.  

Recommendation:  Buy it as soon as it comes out...it will be a hot seller in January I think!

About the Author: 
Cinder is Marissa Meyer's Debut book and this is book 1 of a 4 part series.  She  lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her fiancé and  two cats. In addition to her slight obsession with books and writing, she's big on road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for antiques.  


  1. I saw this in the bookstore earlier today and I thought about buying it, but I decided not to. Might have to give it another look sometime.

  2. i'm afraid it will be a bit too dark for me since i'm really emotional

    Great review

    all the best

  3. CINDER sounds like an awesome book! I love fairy tales and their retellings so I can't wait to get this book! I love the idea that the author combines a traditional fairy tale with a futuristic genre. It's so awesome!

  4. I can't wait to read this one! Thanks for your review :o)

  5. This was such a good book. I really didn't think I would like it, but I ended up LOVING it. Thanks for the review. I agree I would stick with kids 12 and up for this one.

  6. Great review, I've heard good things about this one!

  7. great review! wow I wasn't sure about this book I saw it on net Galley... I missed my chance to get it because once I decided to request it, it was gone :( This sounds really good and interesting!

  8. Sounds interesting but not sure this is my kind of reading.

  9. I've read a several reviews about the book and I'm more curious of the way the author meld a fairy tale and take it further by setting it in a sci-fi genre.

  10. I have seen this book everywhere. The reviews have all been good too.I think I might need to read this one.

  11. I have wanted to read this book--now I really do. The author lives in Tacoma? That's my hometown, and I only live down the road from there! Wow!

  12. Great review. I love technology sneaking into a fairy tale! I will have to check this out:)

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