Cinder by Marissa Meyer
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.
Writing (world building, characters, style, etc.):
I loved the character descriptions in this book. There was enough detail to have a clear picture of who the characters were personality wise and what they looked liked without being bogged down with unnecessary details that added nothing to the story. The world building was well written as well, although there were a few times I had a little bit of trouble picturing the settings. I wish there had been a little more details when describing the palace, but this didn’t really affect how much I enjoyed the book. I really liked Marissa Meyer’s style, it’s easy to read and understand without it feeling childish.
Did I learn anything? Did it make me think?
I don’t really think that the purpose of this book was to be very thought provoking and that’s perfectly fine. I suppose I did learn a little bit about how manipulation and politics work and how when there’s compromise neither side is truly happy. Then of course there is the obvious issue described in the book, discrimination. I think it would have been interesting if the author had delved a little more into the refugee situation mentioned in the book, perhaps there’s more of it in later books.
I really liked this book. This is by far one of the best books I’ve read in recent months. I can’t wait to continue the series!
YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE AMAZING?! If the series was turned into an anime! Not a movie, unless it’s animated, not a TV show, AN ANIME! OMG that would be so amazing! Can you imagine how epic that would be? Some please do this! Please!
Have you read Cinder? What were your thoughts?