Kid View: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, book #1)
This book is one of the best things ever to be published in all of YA history! It is so good! Coming into this book I had super high expectations. I have heard so many great things about Cinder and I have loved everything that I have read by Marissa Meyer. Somehow, (I don’t know how) Meyer pulled me into the story by the second sentence. It’s that great! I can’t wait to read the rest of The Lunar Chronicles and continue following Cinder on her journey.
Overall I would say this book leans more toward the category of young adult than middle grades. Probably geared toward 12 and older just because there is a lot of violence. Cinder is a science fiction, dystopian story about a cyborg named Cinder (obviously) who has to keep her identity hidden. She has a evil stepmother who makes her do all the dirty work around the house.
Cinder, if you haven’t noticed, is a twist on the classic fairytale of Cinderella. Except in this book it has a much more futuristic vibe. Think the world in 100 years (flying cars, androids, ect.). This is the world Cinder lives in. It has everything anyone ever needs, but there is one thing they haven’t overcome with their advanced technology. Letumosis. A deadly disease that is killing people in the book like flies. It’s terrible.
This book by Marissa Meyer is probably the best reimagined cinderella story…or any fairytale for that matter. I recommend this book to anyone the age 12 or older. Any YA fantasy fan will love this book. I have been wanting to read this series for so long and now that I’m finally doing it, I’m so glad!
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