Cinder by Marissa Meyer


Title: Cinder

Series: The Lunar Chronicles #1

Author: Marissa Meyer

Pages: 387

Format: Paperback

Source: Own

Rating: 4 stars


A forbidden romance.
A deadly plague.
Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . .
CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation.
Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth’s future.
This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget.

My Thoughts

I buddy read this book last month with Payton from Payton’s Book Thoughts. I had been wanting to read this series for a long time but I just recently bought the first book so I was happy when Payton picked it as our buddy read.

This book is a Cinderella retelling. I’ve never read the original book but I have watched the movie several times. Because this is a retelling it was somewhat predictable but at the same time I was still drawn in and wanting to find out how things played out.

This book was fast paced and to me a lot darker than the original Cinderella fairytale which I actually really loved. There was so much more going on then just the typical Cinderella story.

Some of you know that I have a love hate relationship with cliffhangers. If there’s a cliffhanger at the end of the chapter I am all for that because it makes me want to keep reading the book however when they are at the end of the book that’s when things get iffy for me.

If the book ends with a cliffhanger I like for everything in that book to be wrapped up. I’m ok if it’s the type of cliffhanger that sets up for the next book but I still don’t want to be left with so many questions about the current book.

Unfortunately this book leaves off on a cliffhanger that I am not fond of. I don’t know how things turned out for some characters and it drives me crazy.

All of that being said I will be continuing on with the series and I really hope that some of my questions will be answered.



24 thoughts on “Cinder by Marissa Meyer

  1. the other books in the series do a really nice job of tying up lose ends. i’m excited to see how you feel about the series as you progress. the third book was my personal favorite 🙂

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  2. i picked up this book not knowing what iwas going to find. i didn’t read the synopsis, any reviews or anything. a friend said it was good, so i tried it. i had no idea it was a retelling until the end, when Cinder was running down the steps.
    on a side note, i hate cliffhangers too, unless, of course, the next book is out and i can dive right in.
    The fever series has an awful cliff hanger at the end of the first five books. but i picked them together, so i had no problem. now, shatter me series – i know i won’t pick another book until the series has concluded.

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      1. Did you read throne of glass? when i finally got my hands on the fifth book and read it, i almost cried in frustration. i didn’t pick book six. i’ll wait for the seventh book – which i heard is the last one – and then read both together.

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      2. The fifth book, empire of storms has a cliff hanger that will make you want to break something. if the seventh book is the last, i suggest you wait for it to be released – i think on september this year. Aside from that cliff hanger, the series is amazing – though not everyone will agree.

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