[Book Review] Cinder by Marissa Meyer


A forbidden romance.

A deadly plague.

Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . .

CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation.

Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth’s future.

This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget


Publication Date: 2012
Page Length: 400
Characters: Linh Cinder, Queen Levana, Emperor Kai, Iko


This was one of those books that had been on my tbr for longer than I can remember. I came across on my Kindle again last week thought it was high time I gave it ago. To be honest I wasn’t expecting great things from it and then boom! All it took was 2 pages and I was hooked, I think it might the fastest a book a sucked me in for ages… even ACOTOR took a few chapters for me to get into so I was very pleasantly surprised.

This is a Cinderella retelling with a twist and I loved it!!! I think it’s my favorite retelling of Cinderella because it’s just so unique. Cyborgs, Lunar people, a deadly plague and a forbidden love I don’t think I could have asked for more! Cinder herself was really likable and I felt a lot of empathy for her. I am shipping her and Prince Kai so hard!! 

I thought the cyborg element to this story was just the best, it was so intriguing and it really captured my imagination. I just felt so swept up in the story it was amazing, I got to the end without even realizing it. 

Overall I really liked this book and I’m looking forward to reading the next books! 

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My Rating 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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