This is the first 2012 debut author that I was soooo NOT going to read but then I saw a TON of really good reviews for this book that I changed my min...moreThis is the first 2012 debut author that I was soooo NOT going to read but then I saw a TON of really good reviews for this book that I changed my mind and bought a copy. Usually, I have trouble with re-tellings, I keep thinking about the original. Which usually leads to me knitpicking the book apart. That was not the case with Cinder.
Cinder is a super talented cyborg who is living with her step-mother and step-sisters. Cinder meets Prince Kai while working at her booth in the marketplace. He needs his android fixed and Cinder was recommended to him by his “people.” Then tragedy strikes. One of Cinder’s step-sisters contracts the plague that has been taking its toll on New Beijing. In a fit of rage Cinder’s step-mom volunteers her for scientific studies to test new plague vaccines. A shocking revelation is learned while testing is being done on Cinder.
There is a lot of drama that takes place in Cinder. So much so that I had to keep reading! I had a very hard time putting Cinder down and we’re talking about a book that I wasn’t even going to read in the first place! Since this is a re-telling there were parts that were pretty predictable, hence why I couldn’t give this book a 5/5 rating. I loved that in addition to all the drama there was a TON of friction between Luna and the Earth. The Queen of Luna is one nasty BEOTCH!
The romance between Cinder and Kai I thought was pretty sweet. She keeps rejecting him, even though she doesn’t really want too and he just keeps on trying. I’ve got to say that the fact that Kai kept pursuing Cinder even after he found out that she was a cyborg moved him up on my “Book Boyfriend List.” I find it kinda sexy when a character accepts someone for who they are and NOT for WHAT they are.
The ending?! Cliffhanger and ANOTHER shocking revelation! Why do we have to wait so long for the next book in this series?!
Why I read this book?: I've had this book sitting on my bookcase waiting to be read FOREVER! I finally got around to it and I completely DEVOURED it.
W...moreWhy I read this book?: I've had this book sitting on my bookcase waiting to be read FOREVER! I finally got around to it and I completely DEVOURED it.
What I liked?: Mercy herself is now an addition to my "favorite heroine" list. She's a walker, who shifts into a coyote. She was raised for the most part by a werewolf pack from Montana which explains why she knows so much about werewolves. I also LOVED Adam, he's the Alpha who has a "thing" for Mercy and routinely threatens to eat her cat. Then craziness runs rampant and bad things happen to good people/werewolves. I also loved the host of secondary characters that made this book chock full of AWESOME! My personal favorite was Warren, you'll have to check out this book to learn more about Warren. Even with all the high pressure situations that all the characters kept finding themselves in there was plenty of humor. I was very pleasantly surprised at how fast paced this book was. I really didn't want to put it down at all. It sucks when real life gets in the way of my reading!
What I disliked?: I got nothing!
Overall Impression: I am kicking myself that I have waited as long as I have to read this series! It is full of AWESOME! (less)