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Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) - Marissa Meyer
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
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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... show more
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.  Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading menWhich of your characters is most like you?I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write?I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch.If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you?Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book?Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B005KJJ4F8
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages no: 390
Edition language: English
Series: The Lunar Chronicles (#1)
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isanythingopen
isanythingopen rated it
4.0 A Grimm Tale
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...
Bookish thoughts!!!
Bookish thoughts!!! rated it
5.0 Wie Monde so Silbern // Cinder!!!
german and english review (spoilerfree)audiobook on audible Es ist schon eine Weile her, 3 Jahre um genau zu sein, als ich das Buch zum ersten Mal gelesen habe, danach habe ich darauf gewartet, dass auch der Rest als Taschenbuch veröffentlicht wird, doch das ist bis heute nicht passiert. Dann hab ...
warrior
warrior rated it
3.0 Cinder
While the book itself was enjoyable overall, I couldn't ignore the "reveal" being so obvious. I was constantly asking myself if the author expected me to already know and was setting up a subversion, only to be disappointed by the most likely twist possible in the end. Other than that, Cinder hersel...
Line Bookaholic
Line Bookaholic rated it
4.0 #55 - Cinder by Marissa Meyer (reread)
I decided to re-read the Lunar Chronicles because it is one of my favourite series ever. And I still love it as much as the first time I read it. I fell in love with this story and its characters all over again. If you have never read this series I totally recommend it to you. If you love sci-fi a...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
3.0 Pretty but problematic
I'm divided on this one. I liked the writing. I liked the stab at representation and consent issues. New takes of old tales are always an interest to me, and the sci-fi slant is just more win. I could not get over Earland. On his own, he undermines most of the good bits about body-autonomy, cons...
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