Cinder by Marissa Meyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 star rating
What kind of ending is that?! Do you mean i have to wait in agony for the next book...this is not funny at all
Suffice to say this book has lived up to all the hype and all the raving reviews. It was a very fun read, and it entrances you without you even realising it.
Cinder is a mechanic and a cyborg, and is considered a second-class citizen in this world that Meyer has created. However, as the plot unfolds, we begin to realise that things aren't as they seem. And then of course there is the political aspect as well as Earth is in a tenuous position with the Lunars.
Cinder is a likable character. She smart and thankfully, I didn't have any moments where I wanted to pull my hair out (:P) But while I think Cinder is great, it was Iko, the Android with an "unfit" personality that stole the show for me. She was just such fun, and her fangirling moments were hilarious. Kai (Prince Kai..*swoons*)was a pretty good character, and not your average YA male hero. He wasn't moody, suffering from a split-personality disorder, stoic etc. He feels. As in with everything that he did, you can see, and his character was like a regular guy you would meet...you know excluding being heir to a kingdom and the weight and responsibility of that kingdom on your shoulders.
And the romance. *swoons* lol, well it may not be swoon worthy to some, as they're still in the budding romance phase, but I liked seeing them getting to know each other, reading their banter. It was cute and sweet and developed/is developing naturally. And I quite like that.
There is a plot twist, but I think it's fairly simple to see that one coming...(I kept thinking of Sailor Moon)...That said, the story weaves magic in that you really don't care. At least I found myself not caring.
The only major thing that I would say detracted from it, was the world-building, it was supposed to be this futuristic place, but I failed to see it as such. Sure there were some nifty stuff, but really, it didn't feel like a different setting.
Still, as I said before the writing is engaging, and I doubt it would bother you, unless of course you're one that's very nitpicky about fantastic world-building...still I think this book is definitely worth reading.
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