Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
A wicked mash-up of fairy tale and Terminator—set in a Star Wars kind of world—Marissa Meyer's Cinder is a fresh and fiercely ingenious futuristic retelling of Cinderella Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless... show more
A wicked mash-up of fairy tale and Terminator—set in a Star Wars kind of world—Marissa Meyer's Cinder is a fresh and fiercely ingenious futuristic retelling of Cinderella 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.
Publish date: January 3rd 2012
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
Edition language: English
Series: The Lunar Chronicles (#1)
This is just a really fun adaptation of Cinderella. It's been on my list for ages and I found it enjoyable with a strong female protagonist and fun world-building. It definitely ends with you wanting to read the next installment right away though but overall this is a fun read that brings up inter...
I have a new book boyfriend and he hangs around in markets chatting up girls covered in engine grease. He's a dream honestly.Okay, so I did originally try and read this a couple of years ago and I couldn't get into it? This time I picked it up and read The Whole Thing in two days and now I basically...
"Cinder" got on to my TBR pile because I gave in to the hype. Everyone said it was fun. So I bought but didn't read it because, well it's a retelling of Cinderella. It's an affirmation of the Patriarchy. Handsome Prince rescues poor-but-worthy girl. In space! How exciting could that be? ...
I thought the step mother in the original was horrid. Geez Adri's a bitch.Is the dr supposed to be the fairy godmother? Every time a new character was introduced I kept trying to assign them a role from the original story. I would like to know why cyborgs are looked upon with such contempt. If...
What can I say? I thought I would like this book but never imagined I would be frantically searching for a way to read the next.