Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Released: January 3, 2012
Website: http://www.marissameyer.com/

Book Summary:

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.

I’m a succor for Cinderella stories.  I love them! Cinderella has been told and retold so many times yet Marissa Meyer manage to come up with so many unique characters in this futuristic setting it made for a very entertaining read.

When starting I didn’t realize this was the first book in a series.  I thought it would all wrap up nicely by the end of the book but I’m glad it didn’t as I’m looking forward to reading more about these characters and their  world.

I passed this book on to my 12 year old who actually finished it before I did.  She too loved it.

Cinder is a book I can recommend to all ages of readers from teens to adults.

Rating: 4.5 Stars – Highly Recommend

Source: Download from Audible.com

Content: Clean – a couple mild swear words – I let my 12 year old read it.