January 3, 2012
Feiwel and Friends
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 fantastical debut full of shocking twists and intricately woven plot lines. Meyer has created one heck of a story that will have you gasping, throwing things, and reaching for tissues. I wish the next book was in my hands right now because I don't want to say goodbye to this world til the next novel! It is so brilliant and captivating that you won't be able to do anything until you finish.
Cinder is a one-of-a-kind protagonist--a cyborg! She deals with emotional attacks from her step-mother and lives a sad life until the day when everything changes and her world is pulled out from under her. Cinder has been dealt so many hardships and after all of the sad and awful events, I couldn't help but wish for a happy ending for her. But it definitely won't be easy getting there with a few interesting revelations in this novel!
Prince Kai is quite the interesting guy. Part of the story is told from his perspective and I loved getting his insight on the situations. He has so much on his plate and I don't envy him at all. His interactions with Cinder are sweet and hesitant. It is so wonderful having a genuinely nice love interest, not a bad boy for once! Cinder needs someone like Kai and I cannot wait to see what happens to them in future installments.
The new and exciting world that Meyer has woven is also a deadly one. Letumosis ravages the world and there doesn't seem to be a cure in sight! On top of that, the citizens are walking on very uneven tread with the Lunars. The Queen Lavana is quite ruthless and will do anything she can to secure her wishes. All these things make me so happy to be where I am today. I wouldn't want to live in a world like Cinder's, no matter how fascinating it seems.
CINDER is a phenomenal debut that is sure to be a hit! Meyer has done an astounding job crafting each and every aspect in this world and I love her descriptive writing. Don't wait to pick this one up!