Cinder (Review)

Cinder (Review)

Title: Cinder (The Lunar
Chronicles #1)

Author:  Marissa
Publisher:  Puffin
Published Date:  5th January 2012
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: 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.
Not really. I have plenty
to say. Well, where to start? Firstly, I was super excited to read this
book. I haven’t ever seen anything but four and five star ratings, and then I
love a good retelling as well. Steampunk? Yes, please. When it comes to this
book, all I wanted to say was yes please!

And it did not disappoint! Cinder was a good retelling of
Cinderella with so many twists in it, which kept me happy! The plague was an
interesting add to the story. It kind of gave the whole book more of a
dystopian feel (steampunk, retelling, dystopia, fantasy… lots of genres melded
into this book perfectly.) It was a scary idea and I liked its inclusion!
The beginning of this book will draw you in from the
beginning and will not let you go until the last page. The suspense is high in
this one.
As for the characters, I have nothing but love. I did
feel like there weren’t enough secondary characters. I can think of about six
main characters and that is basically it when it comes to people we know
personally. But those we do know are lovely. Prince Kai stole my heart. He was
a prince, but not spoilt at all. He was angry and impulsive in his wording
sometimes, but he was funny and kind and willing to give anyone a chance. Then
there was Cinder, the cyborg mechanic. She was having a hard time pondering
what it means to be human there as well as living her difficult like. There was
no one I wanted to know more about in this novel, and she was a great
protagonist who grew with the story. Torin was someone I liked. I loved how
much he supported Prince Kai with seemingly no question of trying to steal
power or anything. Iko was a cheeky android who I loved. She was basically
human! ^^
The funny thing about the plot is that it is quite
predictable in one aspect. We were given a hint to something, and I knew what
it would be immediately and that wouldn’t be a surprise. I was right, as well.
But it wasn’t necessarily about finding out what that revealing was supposed to
be, but more so about everything that happened in between. The journey is
important in this book, and the journey has plenty of plot twists that I didn’t
see coming in there as well. The end revealing isn’t as important, even if it
is predictable.
The idea of the Lunars. So cool. Where did Marissa Meyer
pull this idea from?
I don’t think I have much else to say. The world building
was done reasonably well, but it was more so the types of people you could get
than the world which was stressed on importance.
Feels got me like…
Links: Goodreads and Amazon!
Video! My latest video is my book haul for this month!
Olivia’s Question: What is your favourite fairytale or

Olivia-Savannah x

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