by Marissa Meyer
Pub. Date: January 3, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Source: Library and Bought
Edition: Hardcover and e-audio book
Short and Sweet Synopsis: Cyborgesque Cinderella with a dystopian spin.
While I actually loved reading "Cinder", I read 300 pages in one sitting, I have to admit I found it to be predictable. As soon as certain parts of the plot were revealed, I pretty much knew what was going to happen in the end. This didn't ruin the book for me while reading it, but reflecting back I just wished there had been one OMG moment. I like to be surprised! I like finishing a book and having a psychical reaction, like having to get up and walk around even if it is 4 AM.
I think Marissa Meyer did a wonderful job at recreating the classic tale. I wasn't bored with the story, because it wasn't exactly the same as the classic. It's not just a flashy romance starring a cyborg. "Cinder" touches on a lot of timely topics such as immigration issues, racism, classism, and war. Meyer also developed some interesting characters. I wasn't sure how she was going to pull off cyborg characters, but they were lovable. I was happy that the villain in "Cinder" was quite evil, not a letdown.
Cinder was a true pleasure to read. I am getting a little sick of all the series out there, but I can't wait to see where Meyer takes the Lunar Chronicles next.