Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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 stephmother 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.
If one thought writing a review about a bad book was difficult, wait until you get the chance to read a one of the best. Cinder is without a doubt in my top five favourite books of 2013. Maybe even in my top three. The writing style, the plot, the characters were truly amazingly done. Although this being a sci-fi novel, filled with hovers and androids and cyborgs, from the first few pages on it managed to grip me and fall in love with it.
That little extra thing that completed it all were the realistic elements. With that, I mean the believability of the characters and the way the plot went. Just because it's based on a fairy tale, does not mean it has to end the same way. Talking about the characters themselves, I love when I get the full opportunity to choose wether to love or hate them. I've chosen to love Kai, to love Cinder, to love Dr. Erland. Maybe even to love Adri. Levena and Pearl can die. I won't mind.
That other thing about the characters I adored, was the choices they made. I've read quite a few YA novels this year to know the pet peeves. One of them was that whatever some charactes did to mess things up, in the end they always make the choice that's the best for everyone. Thank the Gods it did not happen in Cinder. I am so, so grateful. Thank you Prince Kai to make a stupid decicion. Thanks Cinder for not doing what you're supposed to do.
Overall, thank you Marissa Meyer for the creation of Cinder. I may have exams coming up, yet I wonder if that will stop me from starting Scarlet.