Cinder – Marissa Meyer

Cinderella as a cyborg! Marissa Meyer is a genius, re-imagining of one of the most popular classics-Cinderella. Set in the future, Cinder is now a cyborg (how unique is this?). She’s smart and resourceful; a true modern day Cinderella cyborg.

Set in the distant future in New Beijing, we follow the protagonist Cinder across an mysterious adventure uncovering things from her past and future whilst she tries to stay alive as well as handling a tricky love life. We all know the tale of Cinderella and this novel follows it but with many unexpected twists and turns!

As for the characters, first we have Cinder who’s our typical Cinderella; she’s shy but strong minded and determined. Personally I think she’s perfect and I loved learning more about her! Then we have Iko, the lovable companion who is full of laughter as well as being a perfect friend to Cinder almost like the animals in Cinderella! Of course we can’t forget Prince Kai who plays the role of Cinders love interest. He’s kind and charming! What more could you ask!!

I loved everything about this book from the futuristic concept to the interesting turns to the plot, creating a new fantasy world. There are loads of twists and turns but the down side is they can be slightly predictable. From the very start it’s obvious what the big twist is going to be. However, it’s obvious in a way that makes me think this was the author’s intention.

Overall I loved this book and I am definitely planning to read the whole series! The book is a really nice easy read and even if you’re not a fan of si-fi I recommend you give it a try; you won’t be disappointed! I am happy to give this book 4/5 stars!!


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