Fast Facts:

Author: Marissa Meyer

Age: 12+

Date of Publication: January 3rd, 2012

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi, Action, Young Adult, Space

Rating: 4.5/5

Cinder is your typical teenage girl. Well, as typical as a teenage cyborg mechanic can be. Living 126 years after ww4 is hard. The plague is spreading like wildfire, the lunar people from the moon colony are threatening war, and cyborgs are treated as second class citizens. Cinder feels like she is nobody special. But as her mysterious past is revealed, she discovers she plays a bigger role than she could have ever imagined.

Let us take a moment of silence for the amount of awesomeness that Cinder by Marissa Meyer contains.

Okay now onto the review.

We have all heard the story of Cinderella. Poor servant girl with evil stepmother and evil step sisters magically gets a fairy God Mother who gives her a slammin dress and unpractical shoes. She goes to the ball, meets prince, something about midnight and losses glass slipper and blah blah blah happily ever after.  Now I won’t lie, while I enjoy my fairy tales like the next hopeless romantic, I do get sick of seeing the same thing over and over again.  So when I picked up Cinder by Marissa Meyer, I wasn’t expecting too much. It’s a current trend to do these retakes on ¨fairy tales” and let’s just say most of them aren’t the best. But Cinder absolutely changed my mind on this point. It’s the perfect mixture of romance, sci-fi, and action. Meyer describes the scenes so well that I feel like i’m right beside the characters. Each personality in the book is unique and has me falling in love with them right away. It’s a wonderful story, and I couldn’t ask for more.  Here are the three (out of many) reasons why you should drop whatever book you are reading right now and read Cinder.

ONE: Cinderella is a cyborg mechanic who can store a hammer in her calf.

TWO: The Prince actually says stuff in this story, besides ¨wait¨ and ¨will you marry me¨

And THREE: Aliens from the moon (aka Lunar People) want to take over the world.

If these reasons don’t convince to you read this story, I don’t know what will. One con about the story is all the science and technology terms may get some people confused. So I recommend you brush up on your handy sci-fi dictionary before taking a stab at this book. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves a mixture of sci fi, fairytales and romance, because this book blends it all in perfectly. So what are you waiting for? Read Cinder by Marissa Meyer today!

-Dayo

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