Book Review: Cinder


Title: Cinder

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre/s: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Pages: 387

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“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”


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.


All of us have been part of at least a single fairy tale in our childhood days, all those Princesses and Princes that we knew, the fairy godmothers, the dwarfs, the un-ending list of other characters that made our heart melt and of course the happy ending itself.

I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about this book, I was so excited to read it because it was a fairy tale re-telling. This book is not just a love story of Cinder and Prince Kai but it’s also discovering the past of Cinder, what is her real personal identity, looking for an antidote for the plague, and their encounters with Queen Levana from Luna.

After reading the book I could say that all those good reviews about this book are true and I can say that YES I LOVE THIS BOOK. I love how Meyer molded the Cinderella fairytale into this re-telling! Everything is just perfect, from the Earthens, commonwealth to the Lunars, the stepmother, step-sisters and even to Prince Kai and I supposed Iko as well. The setting of this book took place in New Beijing (China) and it was a fresh setting because most Dystopian takes place somewhere in America.

I really love the character of Cinder, she’s this intelligent, resourceful, and funny young women. When her life became upside down, she has decisions to make and take action for it. Did I tell you how adorable Prince Kai is? All the girls in the commonwealth are head over heels for him! Even though Cinder is a cyborg, Prince Kai still likes her. Iko is one of my favorite characters, she’s the girliest robot you’ll ever meet and she’s also madly in love with Prince Kai.

Would I recommend this? DEFINITELY! You will love this and all the twist in the plot and you can’t just put the book down. I can’t wait to read the next books in this series.

Rating: 4.7/5


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