Kid View: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, book #1)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer front cover

Kid View: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, book #1)

Cinder Book Cover Cinder
The Lunar Chronicles
Marissa Meyer
Fantasy, Fiction, Retellings, Romance, Young Adult
January 8, 2013

CINDER, an extremely gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She has a "evil" stepmother who despises Cinder and blames her  for her stepsister, Peony's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself in the middle of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation.
Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future.

Even in the future the story begins with Once Upon a Time.” Marissa Meyer, Cinder quote


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.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer cool thank you page in the shape of a foot
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 by Marissa Meyer and me
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.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer book one page
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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