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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. In Glitches, a short prequel story to Cinder, we see the results of that illness play out, and the emotional toll that takes on Cinder. Something that may, or may not, be a glitch...

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Published December 5th 2011 by Tor.com
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Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
Review:Cinder

“I have a glitch, too. Sometimes I forget that I’m not human. I don’t think that happens to most androids.”

Wow, All I'm saying is, you have to freaking read this before reading the first book Cinder.

I dunno why Marissa Meyer didnt put this as a prologue of her debut. Surely I'll enjoy more reading that book if I read this first.

It have the full description of what Cinder really looks like (You dint have to wait reading 200 pages to get the full idea) and I love how Pearl, one of C...more
9 3/4
What an enjoyable short story. I loved Cinder so, when I was done, I needed more of this beautiful world and these amazing characters. And this is what this short story gives.

It adds to the backstory of many characters. We get to meet Cinder as a kid at her first days as a cyborg. We get to see how she gets used to her new life. If you love Cinder you have to read this as well. You will get to know more about many characters such as Cinder's step-father, her step-mother, Iko, Peony and Pearl.

F...more
Wendy Darling
“I have a glitch, too. Sometimes I forget that I’m not human. I don’t think that happens to most androids.”

A fantastic short story meant to be read before reading Cinder.

Available to read for free on Tor's website: http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/12/gl....
Robin (Bridge Four)
Well that explains how Cinder came to live with Adri and the girls and how she didn't remember anything of her previous life. Interesting to see how Cinder gets used to her synthetic parts at the beginning. Adri is so easy to dislike from the beginning, she is the epitome of evil stepmother.
Veronica Morfi
When I first saw Cinder and read the blurb I thought I wouldn't like the book, but then people stared reading it and saying so many great things about it, that I was a bit conflicted. Then I read that it's based on the story of Cinderella and that the next three books are also based on fairy tales, so I thought I should give it a chance since I love fairy tales so much. Then I added Cinder in my to read list and I noticed that there was a prequel to the story, so of course I read it.

Now I am pre...more
Liz


Awesome prequel.

I love Cinder and Peony and Iko!
And after reading Glitches I hate Adri even more...

Monika
First of all, thank you Marrisa Meyer, for this wonderful short story. This is really interesting to see the characters we know from the book Cinder, a few years earlier.
Cinder is a girl with no memory before the accident in which she lost her family as well as leg and hand. Now, she's a cyborg, a machine trying to adjust to life with a new family...
Adri, I even did not think that I can hate you more ... Ooh, how I was wrong. From the very beginning you were cruel to the girl, who has not done a...more
Rose
Aw, this was so much fun and made me pretty excited to start Cinder! Seriously, this novella was SO out of my contemporary comfort zone but I loved every page of jumping out of my comfort zone.

Now that I'm finished with Glitches, the more I think about it, the more I like it. I seriously couldn't wait to get to know this world of androids and cyborgs better and also get more of the Cinder + Peony awesome after reading it. I seriously love reading about well-written sibling relationships and this...more
Wei Cho
“I have a glitch, too. Sometimes I forget that I’m not human. I don’t think that happens to most androids.”

-One of the many reasons I love Iko and Marissa Meyer's uncanny and wonderful storytelling talents!

I like this prequel, finally I know what color is Cinder's hair! It was nice to see how she developed her skills as a mechanic and how she was introduced to the family.

What was missing was more relationship with Garan. I still do not know how he stumbled upon her and why he decided to be her
...more
Burgandy Ice
This is a short original story by Marissa Meyer that takes place before Cinder.

If you're thinking of reading Cinder, this will give you a good taste of the writing and tantalize you with hints of what's in the book!

If you've already read Cinder, you know you want to zip over to Tor (http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/12/gl...) and catch this sweet beginning of how Cinder began in her family and her first connection with Iko.

It's been a while since I read the book, so this short story felt like a...more
Rhee
Everyone keeps saying that this needs to be read before reading Cinder, but I don't believe that that's the case. I found that this prequel was helpful at setting up the world of Cinder but that it made more sense to me once I had reread it after reading Cinder. Either way it's a delightful little companion to the novel series, but it doesn't matter much if you read it before or after reading the novel. You're still introduced to Cinder and her world either way, but Glitches provides a little bi...more
Vilda
Jan 07, 2013 Vilda rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Readers who enjoyed Cinder
While it's very short, Glitches is a sweet little prequel to Cinder that I ended up really enjoying. It was very interesting to see how Cinder came to be in her new family and how she bonded with Peony and Iko--two characters I absolutely love! Once again I'm reminded of how much I love Cinder and this world, and I cannot wait for Scarlet to be released!

'She lifted a spindly arm and gestured toward Cinder's steel prosthetic. "I have a glitch, too. Sometimes I forget that I'm not human. I don't
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Jillian -always aspiring-
Jan 09, 2012 Jillian -always aspiring- rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers interested in reading the novel CINDER
Shelves: 2011-reads, reviewed
I actually enjoyed this short story more than I enjoyed the novel Cinder (to which this short story is a prequel). I understood the cyborg qualities of Cinder, the background of her family situation, and Cinder herself better in this short story. I would recommend that people give this short story a read before they delve into Cinder because you'll only be that much more prepared for what the novel offers if you do.
Dylan
IKO! CINDERS STEPFATHER! CINDER! PEONY!!!

Characters I have been wanting to know more about, and characters I love are present in this short story. 'Glitches' occurs when Cinder is 11 and has just arrived in New Beijing.

And although its not really a great short story on its own. For a crazy huge fan of the books like me, it was the fix I needed in waiting for Cress to come out.

Definitely check this out if you have read Cinder or Scarlet. You will love it!

I read it free here: http://www.tor.com/st...more
Margarida
I really liked this short story.

It shows the firsts weeks in Cinder new home. She meets Peony, she's so adorable!!!!!
Pearl and Adri, I hate this two!!! God Adri is so mean!!! How can she call a eleven year old those names?! Calling Cinder a thing. Bitch.

It was really sad to see Garan, the one that brought her to New Beijing, when he told his family that he had Letumosis and their reaction. :( Heartbreaking.

I really liked to read the parts between Peony and Cinder. That was how they became frie...more
Ami
Glitches was a short prequel to Cinder; where we learned how Cinder came to her new family. While it was really nice to read about that part, it was slightly a bit too uhm, bland for my liking. Maybe because I have read Cinder in two books already, and I didn't feel I get to know her better in this one.

It's different with my reaction to The Queen's Army -- that one made me feel more for Wolf, since it was from his perspective. Maybe it would make a better impact if I read this immediately afte...more
Fenia
Take my heart and break it,why don't you?? Ughh such a sad start for our dear Cinder..:( The way Andri treated her..and poor Garan? Heartbreaking story!!
Lothfleur
Cette histoire est un préquelle au conte de fée futuriste Cinder, de Marissa Meyer dont l'héroïne est une talentueuse mécanicienne et un cyborg. C'est une citoyenne de seconde classe dont le passé reste un mystère, méprisée par sa belle-mère et tenue responsable de la maladie de sa demi-sœur.
Dans Glitches, nous voyons les résultats de cette maladie et l'impact émotionnel qui s'abat sur Cinder, sous la forme de ce qui pourrait être un défaut de fabrication...

Ç’a été un vrai plaisir de lire cette...more
Michael
This is a hard one to rate because it feels like 5 stars if you read it after Cinder, but 4 stars if you read it before. That is because so many of the poignant moments are caused by tie-ins to the main Cinder storyline. For example, there is a reference to playing "dress-up" in this story that is pretty urbane, but if you can make connections to some of the scenes from Cinder, it is a really tearful moment. In the end, I decided to rate the story on its own since it is not a required part of th...more
Jillyn
This short novella helps to give a bit of insight into the novel Cinder. It's written in the form of a prequel, giving background information on Cinder's "fresh" start in new Beijing. It tells how Cinder met her new family, and more importantly introduces Garan, Cinder's stepfather. Back stories offer how Iko came to be, how Garan disappeared, and how Cinder's stepmother Adri initially reacted upon Cinder's arrival.

This is a very quick read that helps give Cinder a more human outlook by showing...more
James
Short, too short. Glitches is a prequel, a prologue, a trailer. Unfortunately, that's all it is, it just isn't long enough to stand on its own. The ideas are interesting - a young cyborg girl, her memory damaged in the procedure is adopted by a new family just in time for the family life to fall apart. The story just isn't long enough for any development at all - the characters are introduced and the scene is set. Then it's all over, oh, please buy the real book ... I liked it, but guess I was j...more
Mairéad (stuck at the Edge of Nothingness)
4.5 Stars (almost 5 stars, GAAAAAH SO CLOSE, probably because I wanted MOARRRRR).

I now have a more profound appreciation for Cinder's character. Detailing her beginnings as she finds herself in the care of Garan, Adri and their two daughters: Pearl and Peony--Glitches illustrates the depth of Cinder's character once was prior to becoming more accustomed to delving and allowing her cyborg robotic side dominate herself.

Before I had mixed thoughts on the first book Cinder because it felt dull in t...more
Jenn
Loved this little glimpse of how Cinder came to live with her stepmother. So much pain and confusion in a little girl, it just broke my heart. I enjoyed getting to actually meet Garran here. Loved how Price Kai was described as a little 12-year old. And we can't forget Iko! Lovely.
Ana
Feb 18, 2014 Ana rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2014
Por incrível que pareça, este pequeno conto acaba por dar mais detalhes do que o livro em si. Foi interessante ficar a conhecer um pouco melhor a infância de Cinder e a relação com as suas irmãs. No entanto, pensava que iria explorar um pouco mais a sua relação com Garan. No conto pareceu-me muito superficial e que não havia grande ligação entre si ...

Muito sinceramente, tenho pena que agora os autores deixem de parte certos aspectos da história para depois desenvolverem em pequenos contos paral...more
Belldandy
First off, it's free at http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/12/gl... unlike Google Play, Kindle, etc. so go read it! You have no excuses! Short great introduction to Cinder, both the book and the back story of the character.
Lexxie
Even without having read Cinder, I really liked this short prequel. And it made me even more curious about Cinder, her story, and what will happen to her.

Very good characterizations, flowing sentences and interesting premise.
Michelle Arrow
Cinder's probably my favourite character in the whole Lunar Chronicles series, (but we really haven't met Winter yet so I obviously won't judge her) and I was totally excited to read this novella before we actually met her in the first Lunar Chronicles book.

It's a story that's based on how she got where she was in the beginning of #1, and it's her backstory and how her relationship with Peony just set off. I absolutely love Peony, by the way. :)

I totally enjoyed this quick novella that tells us...more
Heidi
Glitches by Marissa Meyer is available for FREE here.

If you’re debating whether or not the extremely hyped, Cinder, is for you, I suggest checking out Glitches! Glitches is a short story that takes place approximately 5 years before Cinder. It tells the tale of Cinder, and 11 year old orphan traveling to New Beijing to meet the family that has agreed to take her in. Cinder’s parents have recently perished in a hover crash, and she herself is lucky to be alive. After substantive surgeries, Cinder...more
Tabitha (Pabkins)
Glitches is an excellent short story to accompany The Lunar Chronicles. It features Cinder when she is a very little girl and and shows how she came to be a part of the Linh family. We see her meet her step father, step mother and sisters for the first time as well as see how hateful her step mother is even right from the get go. Pearl it seems has always been an angel to her - and I wouldn't have expected anything less.

It's painful to see how she is treated. Even in the beginning she knows she...more
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I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my fiancé and our two cats. In addition to my slight obsession with books and writing, I'm big on road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for antiques. I'm represented by Jill Grinberg.

CINDER, my debut novel, is a futuristic re-envisioning of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic. Release date: 3 Jan 2012.
More about Marissa Meyer...
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) The Queen's Army (The Lunar Chronicles, #1.5) The Little Android (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.6)

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