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Cinder
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Joanne
Originally posted on Once Upon a Bookcase.

I've had a proof copy of Cinder by Marissa Meyer since before it was published, and although it sounded really interesting, it's taken me until now to read it. This series has been raved about far and wide, but I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi, and a retelling of Cinderella where she's a cyborg mechanic... it made me nervous. But as I set up the Retelling Reading Challenge 2016 for the sole purpose of finally getting down to reading these books. And I really
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Sofie Brånedal
Oct 31, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: just-terrible
The book did not live up to its reputation. Despite all the hype and high praises about this book... I really did not like this one.

I heard people call it complex. To me it felt kind of silly. The conflicts could have been so easily solved and the one problem that could have been hard ended up being too hard because of the enemy being to superior. Instead of the author giving hope and a chance to solve the problem, the characters spent the whole book talking about how they couldn’t solve the pr
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Cal (Constant Raving Reviews)
Read more bookish goodness on my book blog: Cal's YA Reads

2.5/5 stars.

Meh? I had high hopes for this book bc of the ratings on GR, but guys???????? What happened??

I REALLY LIKED THE ENDING!!! That was perfect :)

But this was high key boring and predictable?

It seems like it suits younger YA readers more, so maybe that's why I didn't enjoy it as much.

For me, Cinder as a character was very 2D. So was Prince Kai.

I read the blurb and thought this book was a great idea! But… meh. I'll read the sequ
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Jessica Gilham
Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite-novels
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Shannon
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-library
(Actual Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars )

Check out my full review here: http://adventuresofateenagebookworm.b...

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Fun Fact: Cinder was written during NanoWrimo, the writing event. This book was written during that time. Just a little nugget of info for you guys.

So onto the review. I had heard nothing but great things about this book ever since it was released back in 2012. I had been meaning to pick it up for so long, until one day I went into my library and lo and behold, th
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Shannon
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hype
Rating: 4.5 Stars.

[Review to come soon..]
Sunniva
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Emma
Apr 21, 2013 marked it as to-read
Marj
Mar 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hayley Sprout
May 04, 2013 marked it as to-read
Sundus
Aug 24, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Kirsty Stanley
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tamara Woods
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: february-2015, 2015
Oda Renate
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Briony2181
Feb 10, 2018 marked it as to-read
Booksandcupsoftea
May 19, 2014 marked it as to-read
Lucy Penny
Jan 01, 2016 marked it as to-read
Max
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
. Haouzi
Feb 27, 2018 marked it as to-read
Ella
Sep 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Rosie
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Roxy-Moon
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition