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Cinder

Meyer, Marissa (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Cinder


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As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.
Authors: Meyer, Marissa
Statement of Responsibility: written by Marissa Meyer
Title: Cinder
Publisher: New York :, Feiwel & Friends,, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 390 p. ;,22 cm.
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Report This Apr 14, 2014
  • lakevilla_IDOL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great science fiction book filled with action, adventure, romance, and a twist on fairy tales. I've never seen anything like this! It's a great read.

Report This Mar 23, 2014
  • lilyofthevalley3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of the best young adult books I've ever read. The book was amazing! It's not your typical Cinderella story...so much more...exciting, adventurous. Can't wait to read the next in the series.

I was looking forward to Cinder, being a fan of fairy tales in a modern twist such as TV shows like Once Upon A Time. And the book did not disappoint. The book is about a sort of futuristic twist of the tale of Cinderella. Our main character, Cinder, is a mechanic and cyborg living in New Beijing while being tormented by her evil stepmother and stepsister. The entire nation is plagued by an incurable disease and on top of that, an alien race is threatening war on the Earth. Cinder becomes involve when Prince Kai comes to her shop requesting her to fix his android that may hold secrets. The plot though is your generic Cinderella story (sort of), has a lot of surprising plot twists. In fact I felt more invested in the conspiracies than the love story between Cinder and the prince. The main character Cinder can be an interesting character. Best part about her is that she doesn't have some fairy godmother. She takes care of things by herself and not with force. What I've noticed sometimes is that when people view strong female characters, they view them with some sort of weapon or fighting skill. But Cinder represents female characters that don’t always have to use force and weapons to be a strong character. Not mention I love the features she has as being a cyborg. It reminded me as some sort of female Terminator. I really adore Prince Kai’s character. You can see his struggle with learning to run a country and keep his emotions at bay. Plus he isn’t your usual YA novel male love interest. You know how it’s always some tall, dark, and handsome guy who’s really moody and mysterious. Just your average eye candy for teen girls but Kai was so much more than that. He can be funny sometimes and understanding. Also the setting of New Beijing is unique in its own way as dystopian novels come and go. Usual dystopian novels have some sort of corrupted government but with Cinder the government is stable and makes a whole lot more sense. There was definitely some significance with the title. They dropped the “Ella” in “Cinderella” to use for their title. The name Ella means beautiful fairy. But in this book there was no fairy that saves Cinder. There wasn’t much of magic or anything sweet like that. They put more emphasis on the Cinder part of Cinderella because she was the one who saves herself not the fairy godmother. So in other words there weren’t any major flaws in the book but I wouldn’t put it on the very top of my list like Percy Jackson or Harry Potter. But it was very much worth reading.

Report This Feb 03, 2014
  • callmeprincess rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Who didn't grow up reading fairy tales? The stories about the poisonous apple, the princess who fall asleep, and of course, the glass slippers are all just too familiar. I never thought that any retelling of fairy tales could make me flip through the pages with such anticipation, but a cyborg Cinderella is really in a league of its own! Wow, I was extremely impressed by its originality and uniqueness, I mean come on! Cinderella with robotic body parts who is a mechanic, the singing mice replaced with a snarky android, and the classic pumpkin carriage being switched to a vintage car fixed by Cinder... Pretty awesome right? The debut novel of Marissa Meyer, it turns out that even in the future, the story begins with once upon a time... First in the Lunar Chronicle series, Cinderella becomes Cinder in this futuristic take of a beloved children's tale. Lihn Cinder is a cyborg, meaning, she is almost half mechanical - she has prosthetic hands and a foot, a big chunk of her internal organs are wired into her body, and the fact that she can't cry or blush are just some of the side effects she has to live with. Existing as a mechanic in New Beijing, the capital of the Eastern Commonwealth, a country slowly being destroyed by a incurable plague and the threats coming from the Lunar people. Every waking morning , dealing with her cruel stepmother and sister (at least that didn't change) is what she does and have gotten used to. But one day, the heir to the throne of the Commonwealth, Prince Kai, steps into Cinder's shop to get his android fixed, and everything changes for Cinder. She falls in love, she becomes a center of multiple intrigues, she discovers her own well hidden secrets that makes her the most desirable person on both Earth and Moon...to kill. Cinderella is suddenly so much more than just a bedtime story, glass slippers or not, this princess doesn't need a prince to do the saving. You know when peo¬ple keep talk¬ing about a book. This is fan¬tas¬tic, I love the guy in it! OMG, you have to read this! If you don’t read this, you'll be "out"! And everywhere you go, you'll see this book; in the library, in the mall, on your classmate's desk, on your teacher's desk! This is one of those books. From the start, I had little interest in it so had mostly buried it in my "to be read" pile, and for¬got¬ten about it until peo¬ple started ter¬ror¬iz¬ing me with demands to read it, and I thought, why not? I loved it. Absolutely loved it! It was the best adaptation on fairy tales, and it made sci-fi so much more enjoyable. It was Cinderella going to the ball in mud-stained boots to save the world from total destruction. Speaking of our female protagonist, she is smart, head-strong, but also has a great sense of her vulnerability and worth. And the best part? The title is "Cinder", meaning ashes and partially burned wood or coal. It describes her sympathetic situation at home in both this novel and the original. But in here, the "ella" part is dropped to emphasis the sci-fi and modern aspect of the story, and to diminish the girlish feel from the tale. Cinder is her name, and she is what the novel is about. My only regret towards this book is why didn't I read it sooner!

Report This Dec 07, 2013
  • CataGalaria rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked this book a lot and the characters were great. I'm not such a fan of the second book, though I have high hopes for the third! I'd warn readers that it takes a few chapters to get into it and the Cinderella story is pretty subtle.

Report This Dec 06, 2013
  • re12re rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Omg. I cant wait for the book crest to come out. this book is good. if you like fairy tales like cindella, little red riding hood, and raapunzel, then read this series.

This book sucks!! I only read the first 30 pages, and I didn't like it. I don't like how she wrote the book in 3rd person. I only like books written in the 1st person, but... If you liked this you would probably like The Selection.

I was bothered by it. But i absolutely LOVE this book-and its sequel. PleasepleasePLEASE read this book, it has such an amazing idea. It totally blew me away how marissa came up with this world and based it all off Cinderella. The sequel is based off Red Riding Hood, but is SUPERR good. The librarian at our school introduced me to these books and i was fell head over heels in love with this series. Oh, and that means that when 'his pulse began to filter the thoughts of murder from his blood' he is calming down and getting rid of the murderous thoughts. And he does know something about it, im not sure if Kai is OKAY with it, but he knows it has some existence. The cinderella idea does seem forced, and i agree with a lot of what youre sayin. But the sequel is way better, but hard to follow if you just skim through the book

Report This Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This book seems super cool. Cyborg Cinderella! Who wouldn't love that? Also, the cover is awesome. But the book itself was just so...blah. Just a chapter and a half into the book, the whole Cinderella angle started feeling really forced. Cinder also suffers from just...weird writing. Most of the time, when I read a book, I don't focus on the author's word choice and phrasing, but in this case, once every few chapters there would be a sentence that made me sit up and say "huh?". For example, regarding the prince and his problems with the Queen of Luna: "His pulse began to filter the thoughts of murder from his blood." Someone please tell me wtf that means, because I have no idea. And another thing...was anybody else bothered by the fact that the "Cyborg Draft" -- in which government doctors conduct lethal plague research on cyborgs -- is going on under the prince's nose and he does nothing to stop it?

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Report This Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Linh Cinder is a hardworking mechanic in New Beijing, but it's hard to get ahead when you have no legal rights. Because Cinder is a cyborg, she is considered the property of her bitter stepmother, who takes Cinder's earnings for her own daughters. A chance encounter with the prince, and a chance encounter with the plague, change Cinder's life forever, plunging her into a world of political intrigue. The Queen of the Moon wants to control the Earth, and somehow, she holds the secret of Cinder's forgotten past.

Report This Jun 03, 2013
  • joeabbi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Marissa Meyer retells the classic story of Cinderella in a modern dystopian love story. It follows a teenage cyborg named Cinder and her unexpected romance with a human prince.

Report This Jul 31, 2012
  • Black_Mouse_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Cinder is the best mechanic in New Beijing. What many people don't know about her is that she is a cyborg. When the charming and attractive Prince Kai asks her to fix his android, Cinder realizes that something is not quite right in the kingdom. A plague is killing off millions around the world, including the emperor himself. Relations with the Lunars, residents of the moon, are not particularly amicable. As Cinder's step-sister is afflicted with the plague, Cinder begins to discover the truth about her past, her origins, and what she must do to save the world from destruction by the plague and the Lunars.

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

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Report This Dec 06, 2013
  • re12re rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Warining. this book is full of sci-fyi, fantsy, and awsome. When you encounter it, read it at all costs. hs some fighting that makes it a good book. Dont read two chapters and sy its not good.

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"You really think Adri's going to let me go now just because I can buy my own dress now? She would probably tear it off me and try to resell the buttons." -Linh Cinder

Report This Jul 10, 2013
  • knelson565 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"You are Princess Selene" -Dr. Erland

Report This Jun 23, 2013
  • daemongirl16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It was not her fault he had liked her. It was not her fault she was cyborg. She would not apologize."

Report This Jun 03, 2013
  • joeabbi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"No, the sex change."

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