Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cinder

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)Cinder by Marissa Meyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love retellings of story tales. I was happy to find this one. And since all of my friends have read this book it was time I hopped on the bandwagon and crack this baby open.

This is not your common fairytale. There is no damsel in distress. Cinder is a retelling of "Cinderella," but the twist is this takes place in the distant future 100 years after World War 4. Cyborgs are considered less than human, human colonies that were on the moon have evolved to the point of being a somewhat different species with psychic powers, and a plague is ravaging the Earth.

Cinder is a cyborg. That is a half human half computerish person. She suffered a horrible accident and the only way to save her life is to give her so computer parts. She is a “slave” by her step-mother and her evil wicked two step sisters.

A nasty plague has been affecting the humans on Earth for a number of years. There is no cure for the plague. Cinder’s adopted father was stricken with this illness right after her adoption and was killed. The illness kills everyone quickly in a matter of days . We also find out others close to Cinder also get the sickness (not going to indulge to ruin the story)

We also hear about people who live on the moon called Lunars. They are descendants of the earth that colonized on the moon and involved into an unique type people with psychic powers. They can make you think they look beautiful. They can change your mood to make you happy when really you want to hurt people. You must read the book to find out more about them.

Well since this is a “Cinderella story” there has to be a prince or someone like a prince. This is where we meet Prince Kai. He is the prince of the commonwealth. He is a warm and genuine boy, who is drawn to Cinder for her originality and authenticity. Kai is totally unprepared to replace his father as emperor, and desperately wants to find a cure for plague and save his dad. The attraction between the two is adorable, and even though I know how this story will eventually end, the novel throws enough obstacles in the path of their relationship to greatly raise the suspense


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