Cinder by Marissa Meyer has been on my list of books to read for just about forever. If you don’t already know, it is a retelling of Cinderella set in the far future in what is now China. The main character, Cinder, is a cyborg and mechanic who is appointed to fix the emperor’s android. Cinder is the first book in a series by the name of The Lunar Chronicles.
This was one of my favorite things that I have read this year. I have this thing against space and sci-fi books, but I loved this so much! The plot is very fast-paced. You never want to put the book down, even if you don’t have time to read it, like me. The characters are also incredibly relatable, even though they live in a totally different world from the one we do. Marissa Meyer’s writing is something that is very easy to read, but is not lacking in quality.
If you are someone who enjoys sci-fi books or fairytale retellings or both, you will find yourself loving this. Also, the way this series is written is very interesting. Each book is written about a different main character, but they all weave together into one main plot. There are reintroductions of characters from Cinder into later books. I highly recommend all of the books in the series, if you are even the tiniest bit interested.
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