Saturday, 28 November 2015

Cinder Review

Another Book Review. Sorry, it has been so long. I have been mega busy with school, grades, tv and writing!

This review will not contain spoilers as I am trying to keep those to a minimum. However, if there are spoilers I will be sure to warn you all.

Written by Marissa Meyer
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: January 3, 2012
Pages: 390
Source: Bought
Places to Get this Book: Amazon Barnes and Noble Book Depository
Recommended Age: 12 and up!


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 is a fairytale retelling of Cinderella in case you didn’t already infer that from the title and the description. But yes, it is a retelling set in a future world and it is a beautiful retelling.

First of all, I love retellings and I’m just going to put that out there. And I also love hot princes, sci-fi dystopian worlds and other things that featured in this book.

And this is the third time I have read this book so yes, it is that amazing!

Many of the elements from the original Cinderella fairytale appear in this story. I thought Marissa Meyer did a wonderful job at depicting everything from the ball, to her stepmother and stepsisters. Everything was perfectly perfect. Yes, there is nothing I would change.

And the little romance that this book had was beautiful. I love what Prince Kai and Cinder have and I hope it continues.

The characters are amazing and beautifully created. There’s our lead, Cinder. She’s a cyborg girl who has to live with her stepmother and stepsisters. Then there is Prince Kai. He’s kind, generous and handsome, and he’s thrust into a position of power too soon so that changes everything. There is also Queen Levana, ruler of Luna. Yeah, she’s a real you-know-what. Then there is Iko who is Cinder’s android. She is anything but a useless piece of scrap metal. She has real feelings, a huge crush on the Prince and loves fashion. There’s also her stepsisters. One is kind and the other isn’t.

Please please please go pick this book up if you haven’t already. It is a wonderful read and makes you feel all sorts of emotions. From joy and happiness to anger and sorrow. Pick It Up!

My Rating:

5 out of 5 Crowns!


  1. I love how you've been updating so much lately!

    1. I try. I haven't been updating as much as I'd like. I have like four reviews waiting to be written. And a movie review! And a season review! :)