Google+ Reading Teen: Cinder By Marissa Meyer

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cinder By Marissa Meyer

Lunar Chronicles #1
by Marissa Meyer
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (January 3, 2012)
Buy the book: Amazon

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.

This book was FANTASTIC! One of the best books I have ever read. It's like a fairy tale mixed with Sci-fi, in the future, with a little bit of magic and romance mixed in. Also a thing I liked was that it didn't revolve around Cinderella's tale. I mean she had an evil step mother and step sister (The other one was nice), and she fell for a prince and all but the rest I was unprepared for. Like she is a mechanic so all her chores involve fixing things, another thing is that Marissa Meyer changed one step sister by the name of Peony. Another nice touch by the author was the plague. The plague always shakes things up a bit when they are too easy but it doesn't come in and make everything harder when it already is. Let's go into detail by asking questions.

The plot? 

The plot was thought out and laid out before Cinder. She always knew her next step. The plot was Cinder needs to find out who she is, what she is, and if her feelings for Prince Kai are true or just something programmed into her.

What is this with the cyborgness I've been hearing?

Well Cinder is a cyborg. She tries to hide it so others wont avoid her. She has a metal foot, hand, and she also has a metal panel, not sure where. The rest are top secret since you might read it!

Okay... What about the action?

Action is my favorite part! But it doesn't go into detail about wounds or blood. Just says there is a gash and stuff. The battle's aren't descriptive (Scarlet's different story all together).


Well since it's a Cinderella tale, so yes, there is romance. Between Kai and Cinder. Not very much though. But she does love him and he loves her.


I loved them all! They are all so cute and perfect, end off discussion!

What about your favorite character?

Oh thank you! I'm in a tie between Peony (Cinder's step sister), Cinder, and Iko (Cinder's android)

What about the prince!?

Since I read Scarlet.....I won't tell my feelings about him.

Why do you like those you like?

Peony because she was always sweet and kind to everyone including her step sister Cinder. I liked Cinder because she was brave, ready to fight for was she believed, smart, could fix anything, and she's a freaking CYBORG! I liked Iko because she was hilarious.

Who would like this book?

People who like action-packed books, a little bit of romance, fairy tales, Sci-fi, and futuristic books I'd think.

Thanks all!


  1. I'm a little nervous now-what happens in Scarlet to affect your feelings toward Kai? Because I loved him in Cinder and I better still adore him after Scarlet!

    1. You should just read Scarlet. I don't want to give it away. My stop liking him started at the end in Cinder and grew in Scarlet.


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