BOOK REVIEW: Cinder By Marissa Meyer


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.


Cinder by Marissa Meyer is a sci-fi fantasy fiction with intense action. As you read, this book includes our heroine, Cinder, whose fairy tale story is a bit different than we remembered. Other characters include Prince Kai, Cinder’s stepmother and stepsisters, who are just the same evil people they were in the tale. This futuristic world is not all what you may think, with cyborgs looked down upon, the plague, and the Lunar Queen slowly making her way down to planet Earth.

I was a bit skeptic to start reading this because I am a picky reader, but I found this book to be quite engaging. The action and plot twists really got to me and made me want to keep reading. Other than the high rise of action, something that popped out at me was that the book was told in third person. Every few chapters the characters would change mostly between Cinder and Kai. It was really nice to read in third person because of how unpopular it is.

This book made me feel very sympathetic to Cinder and her struggles even more in this version than other versions of this tale. It really made me feel her hurtness and pain of everyone looking at her like she was nothing basically. Overall, I could feel the emotions very much.

I hope you guys enjoyed my first book review! Comment down below if you’ve read this book, what you think, or if you want to read it. Also, comment some books that are similar to this one!


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