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WHY DIDN'T I READ THIS BOOK SOONER?!
It was so AWESOME!
Let me go ahead and get this out of the way. I loved this book. Why in the world did I procrastinate with reading it? I've had Cinder sitting on my Kindle for a few months now and I continued to put it off over and over again. What a HUGE mistake! I even had the nerve to go into my local bookstore twice, pick Cinder up, and put it right back down. But all that doesn't really matter now because I've remedied the problem and ...more
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A Cinderella story through and through...or is it?
“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”Everyone knows this story. At this point, I have read so many versions that I have a tough time going through yet another one.
Yet, the fur ...more
“I'm sure I'll feel much more grateful when I find a guy who thinks complex wiring in a girl is a turn-on.”
In this, my third attempt to read Cinder, I finally made it to the end. But I find myself wishing I hadn't bothered. Going into this book, I thought it was fair to expect a light, probably unremarkable, but ultimately entertaining read. I did not come to this book wanting my mind to be blown with science or to be taken to another world by beautiful prose, but I also did not expect it to ...more
Let me first give credit where credit is due. A cyborg Cinderella? Wow! It's a bold premise. I applaud Marissa Meyer for thinking this up.
In this re-envisioning of the fairy 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. Cinder is a mechanic in New Beijing, the capital of the Eastern Commonwealth, a country ravaged by plague outbreaks. One day, the ...more
Or not. I hated it. No binging this series, sorry, dear friends. You may think it's harsh that I give this book one star when there was nothing offensive about it, but considering the hype, I expected far, far more than that we were given.
Before reading the book, I knew why it came highly recommended to me; in theory, this book should have been awesome. An Asian protagonist (E ...more
After finishing “Cinder” I was kind of curious what other reviewers wrote about it and I was pretty surprised when I found out that a lot of my friends gave it only two or three stars. As it seems the main reason for those low ratings were 1.) It’s just not my jam or 2.) I rea ...more
Sooooo, this book is basically my life now.
Totally kicking myself for not picking this up earlier!
This is actually my first Marissa Meyer book and I am completely enamored with her imagination.
The cyberpunk feel was exactly what I needed to fully immerse myself within this world.
Our protagonist, Cinder, is a mechanic in the city of New Beijing.
She's also a cyborg, a fact she's kept hidden from the world. The exception being her adoptive family.
She doesn't recall any of he ...more
I'm still loving Cinder, Iko and Prince Kai. I loved one of Cinder's sisters but the other one and her stepmom. Ugggg.
Cinder being a cybor-mechanic is too cool!
There is a deadly disease going around and it kills so many people. They are trying to find a cure by doing some evilness.
Cinder gets to meet Prince Kai and sigh, I felt so happy for her.
Then there is Queen Levana from Luna. Don't even want to talk about her evilness right now. And Cinder finds ...more
With that said, I probably don't have anything different to say from the rest of the people but my GOD it was good. Sure a bit predictable but it was fun reading it.
Science fiction is not my thing (except for TMR series) so I was not expecting to like it this much.
“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”
Once Upon a Time,there was an avid reader (let's call her K) who thought she was very clever but she couldn't be more wrong.You see,she'd heard about a futuristic version of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic that everyone seemed to love but she refused to read it,because she was skeptical and
Cinder is a Cinderella retelling but with a sci-fi/dystopian twist as the setting is in New Beijing (post 4th World War). It is also the first book among three others in The Lunar Chronicles series. The main female lead, Cinder, is a cyborg who specializes in mechanic. Despite peace in the world, a plague known as Letumosis, has hit the ...more
*I know this sounds ridiculous. The whole point of the book is to create a futuristic cyborg Cinderella, right? Meyer is a wonderful writer. Her writing is engrossing and I was engaged throughout the entire book. But it really takes a certain amount of the fun out of a story when a reader already knows a lot of where the story is going. Cyborgs are relatively novel in the YA world. Books set in Asia are relatively novel in the YA world. I still really enjoyed the book the way it was but I think ...more
i liked how even though i knew the general story of cinderella, this book followed a plot line that felt new and exciting to me. i thought the sci-fi perspective was a great improvement. the writing was a litt ...more
Let’s talk about fairy tales.
I was raised on them and I love them. My favorite collection was a hardback with Arthur Rackham illustrations . . . It was not-your-ordinary book of fairy tales. It had translations of the original German versions of the stories I’d been listening to for years, but were so not the same.
There were also new stories I’d never heard before, like The Seven Ravens.
I haven’t read it in years, but basically it’s about a girl whose evil step ...more
So one of the only interesting things about this book is how boring it manages to be, in spite of the odds.
I want to shout out 2015 me for taking one for the team and reading this book, be ...more
Cinderella with cyborgs!
So I'm pretty late to be jumping on the bandwagon, but this was really good! I know I normally gobble up any retelling, but when this first came out there were so many iffy reviews that I gave it a pass.
I should have checked it out for myself.
So you have a pretty faithfulish retelling going on here. Of course, since it's sci-fi Cinderella, there are going to be some substitutions to the carriage and glass slipper.
But they were really cool substitutions ...more
3,7 GLASSY GLOWING STARS
The first time I read this book was way back when I was in high school. I was around 16 and now I'm 21 years old. The whole time when I was rereading this book, it felt so nostalgic. Sure, I didn't enjoy reading it as much as I used to. But it was still a great read nonetheless. It was definitely predictable. But I guess I will always have a soft spot for this series. It felt like being reunited with some good old friends and it was a terrific fee ...more
This is one of those books. I was cruelly declined on netgalley so had mostly buried it in my TBR pile and forgotten about it until people started terrorizing me with demands to read it.
Oh am I so bloody happy I did! I loved this book! I stayed up most of the night to read it! It wasn’t perfect, o ...more
There might be some spoiler-ish information through here, so don't read the tags if you don't want to know, but I will do my best to not spoil it outside of the tags.
I'm in the minority when it comes to the lack of adoration towards this book, and I just don't get it. There were so many things that annoyed me that I couldn't really focus on the story.
Cinder is a cyborg version of Ci ...more
I will NEVER get tired of reading this book.
Review after re-re-reading from Feb 27th to March 1st 2013:
Read it again for the third time! What can I say, I just love this book. So much that I want to marry it. Seriously. I love Cinder. And Iko. And Kai. And I really want to bitch slap Adri and Queen Levana. I swear, every time I read this book, they seem to get bitchier and bitchier.
I am now ready to start Scarlet! OHMAGERD I'M SO EFFIN' EXCITED XD.
Review after re-reading from Oc ...more
I wasn't expecting it to end like that! I mean, I thought this was a series of "stand-alone" books that intertwined with each other, so I kinda expected that Cinder and Kai would end up happily ever after in this one! When I was reaching to the end of the book I was so confused and somewhat infuriated because I really thought this book would have a happy ending and THEN in Scarlet we'll have a new cast of main characters and Cinder and Kai were going to appear a little...
THIS IS REALL ...more
This book has been on my TBR list for years, so I finally picked it up, and it did not disappoint! I loved the idea of a futuristic retelling of a fairy tale. I found parts to be predictable, but that didn't stop me from tearing through it. Did anyone else desperately want an Iko of their own after reading this?
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His eyebrows rose, his blue eyes sucking in all the light of the room. "The cybernetic opetation?"
"No, the sex change."
The doctor's smile faltered.