First off, sorry for disappearing like that story fanatics! It’s been a hectic week, I mean an accelerated bio quiz isn’t something to be taken lightly… So, for this week’s post, I’m going to do a review on Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Now, Cinder is the first book out of the 4 main novels. When I stumbled upon this book in Target, I was immediately drawn to it by its beautiful cover, but it was the summary that sparked my interest in the book even more so. It discussed about a girl named Cinder and the struggles she is enduring and would have to continue facing, all while being a cyborg. The book itself, sets up a world where technology has advanced far beyond our current world, in which cyborgs have been created, complete with wires that can reach to their eyes as well. There are also androids, spaceships, and a colony full of “gifted” people on the moon. The way Marissa Meyer wrote the story, helped me imagine myself in the world itself, and more importantly, in Cinder’s shoes. The novel takes place in New Beijing and a few twists were that a deadly disease called Letumosis was spreading throughout the country, as well as a strained relationship with the Lunar Queen.
I’d have to say that I’m not a huge fan of romance, so when I read about Cinder and Kai (Cinder’s love interest) meeting for the first time, I wasn’t overly excited because it was pretty typical for the princess to find love at the end of the book/story. However, in this case, Cinder didn’t want anything to do with love because she was a cyborg, yet as the story continued, she can’t help her feelings towards the prince as he continues to shower her with compliments. This makes me interested in the blooming relationship between them and excited to read about the turn of events that would further lead to the realizations of their feelings for one another.
Regarding the ending of the book, it left me in such suspense, that I couldn’t wait to read the next book! I would surely rate this a 5/5 and I hope that all of you story fanatics out there would give this book and even this series a try because you will be mind blown.
Remember, just go where your imagination takes you and new worlds will reveal themselves. See you all next time!