Sunday, February 16, 2014

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

by Marissa Meyer

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Published: 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Dystopia, YA
Paperback: 448 pages
Rating: 5

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

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. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

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My two-bits:
Great mix of classic fairy tale, Cinderella, and scifi. Interesting portrayal of beauty in a futuristic world.

Loved the strong female characters - the good ones and the baddies.

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  1. I loved this one too. She blends fairytale with sci-fi dystopian so well.

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt thank you. LOve this line:

    “Believe it or not, she came that way. I suspect a programming error, which is probably why my stepmother got her so cheap.”


  3. Great review, I also enjoyed just as much as you. :)

  4. "Cinder was the only full- service mechanic at New Beijing’s weekly market." From the excerpt; my email is michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.


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    Very interested in reading this book.

    1. "She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness."

      Wow, this sounds like a great read, I love a bit of mystery. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. Haven't come to the blog in a while and here is a great book to be won!

    Here's my choice of quote:
    "She made room for the discarded foot on the table, setting it up like a shrine amid the wrenches and lug nuts, before hunkering over her ankle again and cleaning the grime from the socket with an old rag.

  7. It was squeezed into a shady cove between a used netscreen dealer and a silk merchant, both of whom frequently complained about the tangy smell of metal and grease that came from Cinder’s booth, even though it was usually disguised by the aroma of honey buns from the bakery across the square. Cinder knew they really just didn’t like being next to her.

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  8. The lack of a throng of screaming girls surrounding her booth was probably evidence that it was working better than she suspected. Instead of looking like a royal heartthrob, he just looked crazy.


  9. Looks like a wonderful book.

    "Cinder dropped her hand. “What does it matter? Come on, help me put this on before any other royalty stops by.” She propped her ankle on the opposite knee and began connecting the color- coordinated wires, wondering if the prince had been fooled."

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  11. A scream filled Cinder’s ears. She flinched, the sound peaking in her audio interface, and turned toward it. The market silenced. The children, who had switched to a game of hide-and-seek among the clustered booths, crept out from their hiding spots.


  12. Very well written: She waited until his shadow had disappeared from the tabletop before surveying the square. The prince’s presence among the harried crowd seemed to have gone unnoticed. Cinder let her muscles relax.


  13. I read this about two weeks ago and I LOVED it! It is one of my favorite books now. I need to get my hands on Scarlet asap!! It was so interesting and the characters were amazing! (:


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