( The Lunar Chronicles #1 )
Author: Marissa Meyer
Published: 3. January 2012.
Edition: Feiwel & Friends
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Genre: Young Adult | Science Fiction | Fairy Tale
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.
◄ 4 out of 5 stars ►
Now where do I start with this review? And that’s an honest question, as I really don’t have any idea. Well, I should maybe start by saying that literary EVERYONE has been recommending me to read this book
(or the whole series rather) for AGES. And I just haven’t picked it up until now, just because I don’t listen to people. So it’s all on me! BUT I have finally read it and I understand why everyone loves this book so much! Now that I have mentioned that, I think it’s time I start the actual review.
I haven’t read nearly as many science fiction as I should have
(or wanted to, for that matter), and this book reminded me of that. It definitely made me want to explore this genre a lot more. I love the world that Marissa Meyer has created. It’s very interesting and I wish that we learned more about it. I just felt as if we haven’t gotten enough information about how the world works, or at least I wanted more. I’m especially interested in learning more about Luna, I just find everything about it fascinating.
This is such a unique retelling of Cinderella and I don’t think I have ever read anything similar to it. From the moment I started this book I was sucked into the story and just couldn’t put the book down. I really wanted to know what was going to happen next and how it’s going to be paralleled to the story of Cinderella. Some of the things were a bit predictable – I guessed the biggest plot twist in this book, among some small ones
(don’t worry, I won’t mention what they are). The story felt also a bit weirdly paced at times, but nothing that was bothering me too much.
The characters in this book were amazing! I adored reading about them. My favourite are definitely Cinder and Kai. Cinder was a wonderful character to read about, I just enjoyed her personality and how she handled tough situations. She cared about others and what was happening to the people around her, even though she wasn’t living in the best circumstances herself. Prince Kai was amazing as well. He really cared about his people and what was going to happen to his country. I loved the interaction between him and Cinder, it was really cute and I can’t wait to read more about them. Also
(I need to mention it), Iko is freaking cute!
All in all, I enjoyed this book a lot. I had some problems with it, but overall it was a very fun read and I am very exited to continue with this series. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone!
Have you read this book? What did you think of it?
Thank you for reading my review! I hope you have a wonderful day.