Author: Marissa Meyer
Teenage mechanic Lihn Cinder doesn’t think that being a cyborg is the most exciting thing in the world — especially not when she is considered nothing but a ward who should only live to serve a spiteful woman and her two daughters. Cinder, however, pushes through her daily life, making money for the woman who has unwillingly adopted her into her family. Then, the famous plague hits close to home, and Cinder’s regular world is turned upside down.
This book is a gorgeous interpretation of the classic story of Cinderella, with just the right amount of twists and turns that you don’t feel restricted by the fairytale. The characters are all well crafted, and the last chapters definitely make you crave to read more.
I think my favourite part of the book was the anticipation for everything that was coming. Like in Cinderella, there is a ball, and there is a prince, and of course, a foot. Needless to say, there are also countless secrets. I hope that you’ll also read through this book with excitement to find out how the author would incorporate these classic elements in the book. It was done wonderfully, and I promise you that you won’t be disappointed!
The second aspect of this novel was, of course, the Lunar arc. Lunars are a race of people who live on the moon. They are a threat to earth and are shrouded in mystery, and they were a lovely addition to balance out the regular threats of the fairytale. The threatening aspects of the lunar race, along with the plague, added to the atmosphere of tension that the Cinderella classic has, and made this book into a hit!
I would highly recommend this book, and I am definitely looking forward to reading the others.