AUTHOR: Marissa Meyer
GENRE: YA | Science Fiction | Fantasy
SETTING(S) : New Beijing in Eastern Commonwealth
SUBJECT: Society vs. Lower Class | Social Deception | Truth & Love
MAIN CHARACTERS: Linh Cinder, Prince Kaito, Linh Peony, Linh Pearl, Linh Adri, Iko, Dr. Erland and Queen Levana of the Lunars
BOOK SUMMARY: 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. Via: Good Reads
MY SUMMARY: Cinder has never been accepted in New Beijing or within her adopted family once Mr. Linh died from the plague. She is know as a cyborg who is neither human or machine. Her only acceptance is that she is a gifted mechanic who can fix any. One day completely changes her world and it is the day Prince Kaito visits her shops. Thats when her world turns upside down. Will she be able to accept her lost and discover who she really is while the nation is going through the plague and welcoming a timing visit from the Lunas?
MY REVIEW: I took part in a library luncheon where this book was mention. Since it has been mention during several talks; I decided it was time to read this book. I was not left disappointed. It was a great read with its twisted plot and interested characters. At the end I was sad that it reach its end and I can not wait to continue this series.
I would suggest not to read it when you are about to visit the doctor. It has some visual of visiting a hospital or doctor office where you get blood drawn and etc. So if you are person who is afraid of needles or have a upcoming visit. Put this book to the side. But it was not so visual that it would scare a younger audience.
I love that they had little quotes from what seemed to be from the children’s story of Cinderella. It prepared the reader of what aspect of the plot was about to happen. It gave you the sense of mood to the upcoming plot. It also helped you relate between the two different stories.