Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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

I got mixed feeling about this book from other book blogger friends of mine, so I decided to read it. I found the concept of 7 of 9 meets Cinderella in a dystopian atmosphere. This gave a whole new twist to a classic tale. I have gotten really into reading dystopia and what I like the most about dystopia is how the novels are never the same. The dystopia authors come up with so many different story ideas. Since I read Cinder, I thought the idea for this dystopia was very intriguing. I find this a fun and entertaining read. I'm am not really an avid fan of sci-fi. This book is like Star Wars. The plot is pretty much like what happens in other books, and has the slightest retelling of Cinderella with a lot of humor. The characters even act like robots. 

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