Monday, February 20, 2012

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1)

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)Title: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Rating: 4/5
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts: Set in a world were androids and humans walk side by side in the city of New Beijing, a deadly plague looms over the city, with death just around the corner. A young mechanic- Cinder lives with her “wicked” stepmother, and being a cyborg is made more of a second-class citizen. But when her path crosses with Prince Kai and her sister falls ill to the plague, Cinder’s life and past start to intertwine with the future of those of the city and even the worlds.
I love Cinder. Shes intelligenthumorous and extremely endearing. I loved her spirit, she was not meek or a pushover. 
And then there's Prince Kai. With his easy smile and his impartial character, I was pretty much in love with him instantly. And his winning qualities didn’t stop there! He was also so kind and caring and charming...and did I mention handsome? 
Marissa Meyer has created a TRULY engrossing take on this classic fairytale. The book was very well written, and descriptive, I had a movie playing in my head while reading. The only con I can find is that the next book will not come out until 2013. Oh my poor soul! 

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