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(The Lunar Chronicles #0.5)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  21,458 ratings  ·  2,195 reviews
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
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☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣
A superb, sharply memorable cyborg story.

She was already sick of the snow and the cold. They made her bones ache where her fleshy parts were connected to her steel prosthetics. (c)
She couldn’t even compare him with her real father, as her memory had been reduced to a blank slate during the intrusive surgeries and all she had left of her parents was their sterile identity profiles, with plain photos that held no recognition and a tag at the top labeling them as DECEASED. They’d been killed in
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”Girls, don’t suffocate your father. He’s had a long trip.”
“Don’t listen to your mother, just this once. You can suffocate me all you like.” He kissed his daughters on the tops of their heads, then stood, keeping a firm grip on their hands.

I really enjoyed reading a little bit more about Garan even though I’ve to admit that he’s still one big question mark. I got the distinct feeling that he knew a lot about Cinder’s past but that he kept it from Adri and the girls in order to keep them from tro
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
I think this is the third time I've read GLITCHES. But it's the first time I've read it since I've read SCARLET and FAIREST, so it's the first time I've understood exactly what Cinder has lost. Why she doesn't have clear memories of her past, and how that lack contributes to her overall sense of uselessness.

B/c that's how she feels. Useless. And alone.

And monstrous. *rubs fist over heart*

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My other reviews for this series:

Cinder (
Dec 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
She raised the pad of her finger to the corner of her right eye, searching for wetness that wasn’t there.
“Right. A glitch.” She feigned a nonchalant smile, hoping the android couldn’t detect the grimace that came with it. “Maybe that’s all it is.”

It's a lovely novella of how Cinder got to her new home without remembering anything and adapting to her new cyborg body. She was just so poor...

And how Adri was always bitchy

Jan 19, 2021 rated it liked it
~ 2.5 stars ~

I got nothing from this. It was in the back of my copy of Cinder, so I thought I might as well read it. It was a fast read, and for super fans of this series, I would recommend. It didn't really do it for me, but I lost nothing from reading it. The best part of this book was when Cinder saw Kai for the first time (a photo) and her first thought was that his arms were too long and not proportional. Clearly a match made in heaven. I feel a bit weird rating this, as there wasn't enough
Gerasimos Reads
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 child during 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 Pe

Awesome prequel.

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

Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]

“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 o
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:
Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨

As a follow-up to The Keeper, where Michelle Benoit is seen harboring the fugitive Princess Selene in the bomb shelter underneath the hangar of her farmhouse and trying to bring her back to life with the help of the lunar doctor Logan Tanner.. pfft.. that was more interesting than Cinder's first few weeks at the Garan house which makes up this story.

This is also where Cinder reboots and befriends Iko.

You know you're in a reading slump when it takes you a week to read a novella.

I know, I know. I'm totally lagging. It's school.

But let's not focus on Isabelle's lovely life. Let's talk about glitches.

A glitch is a malfunction. An irregularity. A flaw.

Yet, doesn't everybody have flaws?

I know I do. I have a speech problem. It's nothing crucial, don't worry. I just have trouble reading out loud. I stumble over my words.

I'm socially awkward. The words won't leave my mouth as I want them to.
Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
I am a girl!!!

And I do have some really nerd-girl moments sometimes. I adore this series.... kickass cyborgs are us.... and I love all our made over fairytale "princesses"!! Also, FREE!! I just can't help but want Glitches to be Winter.....

This is just a quick little insight into Cinder's introduction to her foster family. It doesn't really hand out any new information but it's a nice little moment in that world..... however:

Seriously?! Gimme Winter, all ready!!

Jul 16, 2016 rated it liked it
This was great short novella, where we learn a bit more of cinder when she was adopted by Garan her stepfather. How he brings her home for the first time to meet her stepmother and stepsisters. In cinder I really disliked Adri (stepmother) but in this novella I couldn't help feeling a bit bad for her. Pheony, as always was funny and caring to cinder, it was sweet to see how they connected from the beginning. Great addition to the series, loved the cover! ...more
[Shai] Bibliophage
I read all of the books in the Lunar Chronicles Series and I was looking for a flashback of what happened to the moment when Cinder was adopted by her new family. I was happy that the author wrote this short novella so we could have a glimpse of what happened and this is really a perfect companion to the series.
Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈
Sep 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ by: Anne
Thanks to the fabulous Anne for showing me the path toward this little shorty.

I liked this short and I can definitely understand the appeal of this series. I can't really rate this one higher than a 3 since it was just basically backstory to Cinder which I have not yet read. But it was engaging and fun, and the writing was decent, and I can understand how if it were expanded, the novel would definitely draw readers in.

As I only got glimpses of characters, I didn't really have enough time to rea
Robin (Bridge Four)
Feb 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, sci-fi
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. ...more
Liz* Fashionably Late
Please, God, give her tears so she can cry with me! 'O'

"I have a glitch, too. Sometimes I forget that I'm not human. I don't think that happens to most androids."
Just in time to pad your Reading Challenge!

This is the free online prequel to Cinder.
If you're interesting in reading it, you can click this Link, and check it out.
I know, I know! I'm awesome!

This shorty tells the story of the first little bit of Cinder's life with her step-family. Starting with the train ride over from Europe, and ending with her stepfather's death.
You get a peek at her beginnings as a mechanic, her budding relationship with Peony, and her stepmother's feelings from the beg
What an amazing cute short-story. It gives us a glimpse to the past of Cinder when she had first came to Adri's house. We see her struggling to fit in, doing something to make these people who are strangers to her believe in her, believe that she's worth something and that she's not useless and worthless of their attention and care. It's heartbreaking reading this. She is just a little girl and she's in so much pain and she's so alone and she cannot remember a thing before the surgery that turne ...more
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Plot - 4/5
Character - 4/5
World Building - 4/5
Writing Style - 4/5
Cover - 4/5

Rating - 4 / 5
Seriously Adri, what crawled up your butt and died?
You can read this for free on Wattpad.

I know I'm terribly late to this party, but with all the hype surrounding Winter I thought I would give this series a try.

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

I'm not sure if you guys play video games, but holy moly I couldn't stop thinking of Soma while reading this. The whole concept of being a human trapped in a robot's body, or even thinking you're human when you are actually just a r
Aug 11, 2016 rated it liked it
This one was so helpful.
It should be read before Cinder because I started Cinder first and couldn't get into the world of it.
It is about the 11-year-old Cinder and her first days with her new family.
I felt heartbroken by this story.
Maggie ☘
“I have a glitch, too. Sometimes I forget that I’m not human. I don’t think that happens to most androids.” -Iko
Jun 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
interesting start of the series. though i prefer sixteen years old cinder, she is such a great and strong character from the beginning as a child.
Norah Una Sumner
“Right. A glitch.” She feigned a nonchalant smile, hoping the android couldn’t detect the grimace that came with it. “Maybe that’s all it is.”

This is such a great short prequel to Cinder.We get to meet her stepfather Garan and to see the revival of Iko,who is charming as always.Peony is such a good person,she almost immediately accepts Cinder as her sister and Adri is...well,Adri.Cinder is still getting used to her life as a cyborg and you can clearly see in how much pain she's really in,esp
Mounaim kamel
“GLITCHES” is telling the story of Cinder, Cinder is a cyborg girl (half human, half robot), she doesn’t remember anything about her past except that her parents died in an accident and she was lucky enough to survive and to be saved by scientists who replaced her damaged body with cyborg parts.
Basically this story is explaining how Cinder was adopted by Linth family and how she was left alone to face the cruelty of Adri (her stepmother) and pearl (her step sister).
Ⓟⓔⓐⓒⓗⓨ Ⓚⓔⓔⓝ Ⓡⓔⓐⓓⓢ
The prequel to Cinder which oddly explains so much. Still a bit teary from parts of it.

Free to read on Wattpad.
Quintin Zimmermann
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
A short story or novella in a beloved series is an opportunity for the author to indulge readers with backstories, flesh out certain events or offer different perspectives of the characters that live within the pages (or an opportunity to cash in, if you are more cynically minded).

The key question that I asked myself is: Does this contribute to the canon in a meaningful way, or is it just an unnecessary indulgence?

Glitches encompasses the brief backstory of Cinder's ill-fated introduction into
Dec 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: lunar chronicles fans
Shelves: ya, short-reads, fantasy
Lunar Chronicles are a favorite series of mine and their short stories are such a treat!! Well written and giving a few insights of what had happened when Cider was a child, Glitches was a bit sad, but enjoyable nevertheless.
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