First things first- I love a fairy tale twisted and developed. I love an adult version of a childhood favorite even more. This fairy tale retelling just happens to be my favorite.
Beauty and the Beast with blood, guts, gore and sex.. Yeh it's that fairy tale with sex. It's what was missing from the Disney version. Oh come on don't pretend to be outraged you know you wanted it too. I tingled with giddiness when it went down, no fading to black or singing animals.
I really enjoyed all the different personalities in the characters. It took a while to know them, they were not displayed out all at once but released in small tidbits, I got to know them over time. There were layers, upon layers, some lies, some misdirections and some deviousness in them waiting to be searched out. Nothing was black and white, and there were so many shades of gray. This is what made the book such a treat beyond the fairy tale. I didn't know what was going to happen, who was going to be what, when. I was surprised many times, gasped at unexpected events and shocked at the boldness of the author.
I started book 2 minutes after finishing :D
Thank you SnoppyDoo for the push to read this. I owe you for this new addiction.
I am at a loss of words with this book. Where do I start? That it’s a fantastic somewhat retelling of Cinderella with a futuristic twist that includes cyborgs, other planetary beings, and a couple that you want together so freaking bad you can feel the sparks fly but when they’re so close they take two steps back and you fall back in your seat in complete frustration...yeah it’s that kind of book. It didn’t take me too long to finish this one. It’s very engaging, loved the setting and Cinder as a character. She’s no Mary Sue, nor a damsel in distress. She’s just someone who was dedicated to taking care Peony and doing her job. We definitely love main characters like these! The writing in the book was excellent, the characters are extremely well done enough that their personalities bring out the feelings from the reader. (My God, I hated Adri and Pearl so much I almost was spitting venom whenever they appeared in the novel). I loved Cinder and Kai. The chemistry is there, both of them are extremely likable, and you just KNOW they’re meant to be. The plot is also well written. A plague is introduced in this novel, with otherworldly beings from the Moon also part of the story line with a ruler that makes all other dictators hang their heads in shame. The plot thickens with your usual villainous Evil Queen but I’m sure she’s got more up her sleeve as the series progresses. YA lovers will absolutely love this book. It’s such a great read, it won’t take long to finish. Great start to the series, can’t wait to read more of this!