Review//Cinder by Marissa Meyer isn’t exactly out of this world


Author: Marissa Meyer

Published: Published January 3rd 2012 by Feiwel and Friends

Number of pages: Hardcover, First Edition, 387 pages

My rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟   (3.6 stars)

Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.
Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.
But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.


14 thoughts on “Review//Cinder by Marissa Meyer isn’t exactly out of this world

  1. This is one that I’ve been meaning to read for a long time but it’s got such mixed reviews I don’t know when i’ll get around to it. People say the rest of the series is much better, so maybe I’ll just have to power through at some point. Great review!

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  2. Cinder is definitely not my favorite book in this series. Like you said, it’s very predictable and I feel like there are so many unanswered questions about the world in the story. One of my comments is, for a story that’s set in New Beijing, the characters don’t really seem Asian to me…
    But I think this is a series that gets better with each book and I ended up loving it a lot!
    Hope you enjoy the rest of the series 🙂
    Great review!

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  3. Shame you didn’t enjoy this book all that much but all your comments are understandable as there were some things that were lacking in this story. This book is my least favourite in the series but the others are better so I’m glad to hear you plan on continuing 🙂

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  4. I think sometimes the authors just want to be the next big thing, with futuristic themes and they lose the essence of a good book. I haven’t read this book, but this sounds just like any other book. Now it is a thing to include girls (as the main characters) and wars…. smh….

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