Cinder – Marissa Meyer

Cinder – Marissa Meyer

I am surprised by how much in enjoyed this book! I have never been a big fan of the original Cinderella; she is really only good at being nice and pretty, which makes for a pretty boring character. 

But Cinder isn’t like that at all; she’s adventurous and snarky and good at fixing things; so much more in charge of her own destiny than her fairy tail counterpart. I loved the details about Cinder’s cyborgy additions; how she can tell when people are lying or watch TV in her head. I was also interested in the idea that cyborgs (who are basically just people with disabilities that have been fixed with science) are second class citizens. I think it draws comparison to the ways we treat people with certain disabilities today. The cyborg and robot storyline also brings up all kinds of questions about what makes a person human. 

I could have done without some of the lovey-dovey bits, but it is Cinderella, so I suppose we did have to have a prince and a ball in some capacity. Other than that, a pretty solid YA read. 

Cinder Book Cover Cinder
The Lunar Chronicles
Marissa Meyer
Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Feiwel and Friends
2012
Available in hardcover, paperback, audio and ebook formats
390

Wicked! A fresh, fierce take on Cinderella that's a little bit fairy tale, a little bit Terminator, and totally genius.

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