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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Here's the summary for Cinder by Marissa Meyer: 
Cinder is a gifted mechanic and also a cyborg. She's a second rate citizen of New Beijing, a world where the plague is spreading rapidly. Her life has been anything but easy what with her mysterious past and a stepmother who hates her. Cinder's world is quickly turned upside down when she meets the handsome Prince Kai and is suddenly swept into an intergalatic struggle. She has to uncover the secrets of her past to protect her worlds future. 

I just finished the book not an hour ago and I couldn't wait to share it. The first thing that caught my attention about it was that it was a retelling of Cinderella with a giant twist. She's a cyborg so my first thought was how horrible could this book be? I personally know the Cinderella story inside and out so as I read I anticipated each turning point that was in the original story and what I found interesting was what was in the middle of those major points. Cinder is such an amazing character all her own. She's determined and smart. And then to put her in a futuristic world with androids and future stuff just made it even better. The other thing that I loved about the story was that there was really only one stepsister who actually hated her while the other was sort of friends with her. Also the plague is quite interesting, a disease that came originally from a race of people who live on the moon called Lunars. I thought when I started reading that the antagonist, the bad guy, would be the stepmother but what I quickly came to realize was that it was really the queen of the Lunars, Levanna. Ah and who could forget Prince Kai? I loved him so much. He was such a great character. Charming and funny and yet he was also serious and smart when he needed to do be. The twist at the end was well done, though I figured it out at the beginning of the book. I won't tell you what the twist is because I don't want to spoil anything for you. The whole story was well crafted. I think that Marissa Meyer did a great job on keeping to the Cinderella story while making it original and it's own thing. There really wasn't anything bad with the book other than the fact that there were a few scenes with needles and just two bad words. The attraction between Cinder and Prince Kai was sweet and I liked watching it progress to something bigger. There was only one kiss if any of you are worried about that and it wasn't anything real big. I would say that the book would be good for 16 years and up. This book is a good one, a must read, for me anyway, but maybe that's just because I love reading anything that has to do with fairy tales. There are two more book in the series that I am dying to get a hold of as soon as possible. One is Scarlet and the other just came out called Cress. I hope you check Cinders out because it is a good read and I hope you give the other two a try because I have a feeling you are going to be hearing about them very soon from me...


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