Book Review: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

To be perfectly honest, this is my first science fiction book. I’m not exactly sure why I have never picked up a science fiction book before but . . .  yea I just never did until Cinder.

Cinder by Marissa Meyers (goodreads)
Cinder by Marissa Meyers (goodreads)

Cinder is a cyborg and she lives in a world where most if not all people do not like cyborgs. But Cinder is special she is the best mechanic known in her land and she also happens to be 16 years old. But that is not the only thing that makes her special. To Cinder her past is unknown and her future becomes even more cloudy when the Prince comes to her stand looking for her services.

Cinder seems to be a play on Cinderella but in science fiction. She has the mother that hates her and the evil stepsister (she actually happens to like the other one).  What I loved about this book was Cinder herself. She was strong but not that strong in which she makes things difficult for herself or those around her. She also had a plan for her life and I don’t mean college or anything of that matter. I mean she knew she wanted to get from under her Stepmother and didn’t cause her any harm or mistreatment to do that. I thought that showed Cinder as a thoughtful and overall a person of good heart.

What the author was able to do for me (since I usually stay away from science fiction) is make me like Cinder so much I kept reading. Also the ending was actually really good; you find out the biggest mystery of Cinder’s past but I am not sure about how exactly that information helps her because when I previewed the second book she doesn’t seem to really do anything with it. Like it is really a huge piece of information.

Overall, I think if you’re into science fiction perfect read. This book gets a 8 out of 10.


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