Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
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.