Book Review #2 - Cinder by Marissa Meyer

9 January 2016

Hey Book Lovers, 
  I hope you're having a great week! I'm starting to think of some dates to permanently schedule posts as I think my blog needs a structure! I will let you know the days when I've decided them but HEY, here's another book review! I really enjoyed this book so I thought it deserved a review, I hope you enjoy it. 


Title// Cinder 

Author// Marissa Meyer 

Genre// Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fairy Tale, Retelling 

Published// 3rd January 2012

Source// I received it as a Christmas present from my boyfriend 

Edition// Paperback 

Rating// 5 Stars 

Synopsis// 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, sh suddenly finds herself at the centre 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 Review// There is one word for this book and that is that I LOVED THIS BOOK! I couldn't put it down at all, it was just so great in so many ways. I've only read one other retelling story which was 'Dorothy Must Die' by Danielle Paige (another book that I thoroughly enjoyed) so I was really looking forward to read 'Cinder' as I love the ideas of retellings and how other people mold the story. 
  This story is so unique and different that it makes it brilliant and I thought it was such a great take on Cinderella. It had so many different twists. Seeing the main character as a cyborg was awesome, I've never read a book from a cyborgs point of view and it was so eye-opening to read, like I said, a great way to retell the story of Cinderella. 
  I loved Cinder, she was such a strong character through this book and I loved her friendships too with Peony and Iko, which made the book so very emotional at points. Cinder also grew throughout the book, I loved seeing her standing up to her stepmother (on that note, Adri was so horrible to Cinder, I don't know how she lasted not shouting back at her for as long as she did) and doing many independent actions. 
I also enjoyed other characters such as Kai and Peony as they become such iconic characters within the story and it was interesting to see their storylines to unfold (even if there was some heartbreaks along the way). 
  Other features in this book that was great was the plague that has hit earth and was taken over many countries, it was actually a really scary disease which I know I wouldn't want to catch but Marissa was superb with the way she told the story of the disease and how it's damaged so many families such as Cinders and Prince Kai's. 
  On a final note I just want to say how much I'm loving Marissa Meyers writing, after I read this book I read two of her short stories on wattpad and they were both superb! I think I'm falling in love with Marissa Meyers writing and books! 

I hope you enjoyed this review :) have you read Cinder?? Let me know in the comments below! 

Tabitha x