Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

From Goodreads:  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.

I've been waiting to read this book.  Waiting and hoping I would like it as much as the many, many reviewers out there who just raved about this book.  It's because of those many book bloggers that I picked up this book.  I was a little late catching the Cinder train (think caboose here) but I'm fully aboard now.


I have a lot of love for this book.  I've just now finished it and I'm still thinking about it.  I want to read more right now.  But, I can't.  I have lots of unanswered questions.  So many things I want to know more about.  I'm really hoping that the next book gives me some more depth and understanding into the world of Cinder and Lunars.  I feel like we've just barely scratched the surface with this book.  


This was a great book.  It took me a bit to really get into it but when it picked up, I really became invested.  I couldn't put the book down.  I dished out a few dirty looks to my kids as they kept interrupting me.  My teenage daughter will fully understand once I hand this book to her and she starts reading it.  :)


So, back to the love. . .   



Loved Cinder.  A Cyborg Cinderella?  Um yeah.  Let's go there.  Loved her smarts, her wit and her loyalty.  Loved her wrench and screwdriver.  Loved her compassion.


Loved Kai.  Loved his devotion and his self doubt.  It made him human, someone I could relate to.  I loved his persistence too.


Loved Iko.   She is an awesome sidekick.  


Oh, and loved the font for the title and chapter headings.  It's awesome!


So, there you have it.  Love for me.  With the hopes of more depth and understanding to come.  If only it could come soon.  The wait is killer.


Content:  There are a few instances of mild swearing.

39 comments:

  1. I loved Iko, she was absolutely hilarious, best sidekick in a book. Glad to hear that you have jumped on board the Cinder train (no matter how late).

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  2. I have only finished reading this book last Sunday ... and i liked it so much ... i also liked IKO she was/is so great ... I was sad when Cinder couldn't help her sister but overall it was GREAT book ;)

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    1. I think Iko is awesome too. I still have hope for sister. . .

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  3. I agree that there is still a lot to find out about this world especially in regards to the Lunar people who are just full of secrets.

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  4. This was such a fun book. Very unique. I, like you, have a lot of unanswered questions, but I feel like a lot more will be explained in the coming books.

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  5. love it read it at school for lit

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  6. Ooo this one sounds really, really good. I hadn't even heard of this before reading your review so thank you for the heads up.

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  7. I really liked this, but it has me hankering for a sequel!

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  8. I enjoyed this one but didn't love it as much as I wanted to. I think what bothered me the msot was that I figured out the big surprise at the very beginning of the story -- sometimes that doesn't bug me, but this time it did! I'm still looking forward to reading the other books in the series though!

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  9. This is on my tbr list. Thanks for reminding me. I have heard so many good things about this book. A Cyborg Cinderella? How can that NOT be good. :)

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  10. Great review. I really enjoyed Cinder. It is such a great take on a classic. The story is creative and unique. I am excited to read the next one.

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  11. Can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the review. =)

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  12. I really want to read this book. I have it on my list. I love that the story was based on a loved tale and altered into something fresh and new. Thanks so much for the great review. I have yet to see anything negative about this book.
    Kendra

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  13. This book will be translated into my language so I really looking forward to read it. I think it will be good story and I love the cover.

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  14. Thanks for the great review :) May have to move this up my TBR pile :)

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  15. I'm so glad you gave this a good review. I've been umm'ing and ahh'ing about buying this book for ages, but I think it might be time to give it a whirl. (:

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  16. Great review! I really need to read this book - I've heard so many great things about it! :)

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  17. I can relate with your view, I'm still waiting....i don't for what to get this book...great review

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  18. I'm how you were: afraid this book won't live up to it's hype. I have a copy, but I've been holding off on reading it. I'm glad you loved it, though!

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  19. I just read this a couple of weeks ago and was totally blown away. I never thought I'd like a cyborg Cinderella and I love the twist Meyer made on the story. So sad Iko got dismantled and the twist at the end with the "shoe" or in this case, foot, was funny and unexpected.

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  20. I haven't read Cinder yet, but I think it will be the next I take off my too be read pile.

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  21. Wow, this looks like such an interesting book... a really original one on the dystopia bandwagon doing the rounds at the moment

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  22. I can't wait to read this book. It's on my shelf for quite a long time.
    nice review! :) I think I'll read it soon. :)

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  23. I picked this book up from the library as I had heard great things about it. However I couldn't get into it. However I think from your review I might give it another try!

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  24. YAY! I'm so glad you liked this book, Aimee! I've had it on my shelf for a while so I can't wait to dig in. :) Hopefully I'll love it just as much as you did. <3

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  25. So glad to hear you loved it! I have heard such amazing things about this book from MANY reviewers :)
    It is in my TBR pile for this month...YAY!

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  26. I've had my eye on the book for a while. Can't wait to read it now :)

    Ro,
    Far Past Midnight

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  27. Great review. The truth is when I read the summary of Cinder for the first time, I do not like the story but I have read so many good about this book and I'm very curious about it.

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  28. Oooh, I love anything even remotely Cinderella themed. It sounds great!

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  29. Wow! cyborg cinderella? I'm in! Love the names too!

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  30. I got the book a couple of months ago and I absolutely loved it. :) I can't wait for the sequel already :D

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  31. Nice review! I got the ebook but I dont have chance to read it.

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  32. Haven't read this one, but realllly want to! Especially now that I've read your review. Thanks!
    ~Shelby
    http://gobsandgobsofbooks.blogspot.com/

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  33. I absolutely loved this book. The whole world is just really fascinating. Plus, I'm a sucker for retellings. I cannot wait for Scarlet.

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  34. done reading the next book, Scarlet!!! soooooo good!!! just need to wait another year in a half for the next one.

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  35. waiting for time to pass by so i can read the next book

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