'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.'
Book 1 in The Lunar Chronicles.
I picked this book up after reading and loving Heartless by Marissa Meyer. I had heard a lot of good things about this book. Unfortunately I didn't like it. I'm not exactly sure what it was but this book did work for me.
I didn't love the whole cyborg, hovers and AI elements of this book. I didn't mind Cinder and Kai, but they where really the only thing about this book that I kind of enjoyed.
I really enjoyed Marissa Meyer's writing in Heartless, so I was genuinely surprised by how much I disliked it in Cinder. I found it jumpy and at times hard to read. The entire story just failed to draw me in.
I feel like this book may have been trying to accomplish too much, and unfortunately, for me at least, this really effected my ability to stick with it.
I know that this is the first book in a series, and I wish I liked this book enough to pick the rest of the series, but I just didn't. So for now at least I wont be continuing with The Lunar Chronicles.
Cinder: Book 1 in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer is out now.
Published by Geramie Kate Barker