Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Book 1) by Marissa Meyer


Here’s my review for Cinder!  Hope you like it!  Also, don’t forget to comment or contact me if you have any questions or comments, and check out the fanart at the bottom of the review!  Cinder is a cyborg, part human part android, as well as New Beijing’s renowned mechanic.  One day, Prince Kai, the Emperor’s son shows up at her booth, asking her to fix an android named Nainsi.  He jokingly calls it a “a matter of security” but Cinder is suspicious.  As the yearly ball comes close, Letumosis, a plague called “the blue fever” is spreading more and when it comes in contact with someone, it is fact that they will die quickly.  The Emperor of New Beijing has the plague, and his death is close.  But Prince Kai isn’t quite ready to be Emperor, with Letumosis all around and Queen Levana attempting to form a marriage alliance.  Queen Levana is the ruler of the Lunars, a colony of people that lives on the moon, and wants to form a marriage alliance.  When news spreads about Levana coming to New Beijing soon, everyone panics.  Kai knows that she is coming right after his father’s death, when he will be weakest, and she will try to get her to accept the alliance.  But Kai plans on resisting, just like his father did.  But what could happen with Cinder and Kai, who are both in love after just one time at Cinder’s booth?  In an intense twisted Cinderella story, who will Kai invite to the ball?  Part action, part love and part loss, Marissa Meyer will win fans in this thrilling debut and epic start to The Lunar Chronicles.

My thoughts about the book:

Cinder!  Oh my gosh!  This was an amazing book.  I loved how it incorporated the original fairytale really well, and the writing was wonderful.  The setting was very well played out, and you had a very vivid picture in your head.  The cover is so wonderful; that is what made me pick up the book.  I am growing on sci-fi; I used to not read sci-fi that much, but now that I’m getting into it I really enjoy it.  The first 100 pages confuse you JUST a little bit (it could go into more detail about hovers and stuff like that), but other than that it was totally worth reading.  Marissa Meyer has captured me as her fan with her enthralling writing, and she will lure me in to read the next book she writes.  Also, I really liked the relationship between Cinder and Kai; it’s hard to explain why I like it, but I do.


Action: 8 out of 10 XanderStars

Well-Written: 9 out of 10 XanderStars

Suspense: 9 out of 10 XanderStars

Page-Turning: 8 out of 10 XanderStars

Overall: 9 out of 10 XanderStars

Liked this review?  Comment, contact me or tell your friends about it!    Stay up to date with new posts on my blog coming straight to your inbox by following me!  Also, followers; I am sorry if you received an email about a post called First Light by Rebecca Stead.  It was a draft that I had put in the very beginning of my blog because I thought I would read it soon.  I was wrong, and I was putting tags on it and instead of clicking Preview, I clicked Publish.  I am very sorry.  My next review will be Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.  Don’t forget to check out the fanart at the bottom!


Cinder Fanart


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