Cinder by Marissa Meyer // Book Review

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)


Goodreads Rating: 4.15 / 5

My Rating: 5/5 πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-Fi


I was not sure what to expect from this book and I was pleasantly surprised at how brilliant this entire series ended up being. The characters are all amazingly done. Cyborgs, Princes, androids and so much more sci-fi excitement is contained between these pages.



A forbidden romance.

A deadly plague.

Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . .

CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation.

Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth’s future.

This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget. 


This book is the introduction to an epic and amazing series. This book was funny, and although Marissa Meyer uses Cinderella’s story as the springboard for this one, it was a completely unique and interesting concept. It was fun, fast-paced and set up the world perfectly for the rest of the series.

Cinder is a great character. She is funny and although she somehow always finds herself in terrible situations, she makes the best out of them. Prince Kai is down to earth and loveable. All the characters were amazing but Iko the android was my favorite. Her ‘broken’ personality chip makes Iko a hilariously sassy character and I really enjoyed reading about her.

With such a great world and fantastic characters, there are tons of exciting things to look forward to in the rest of The Lunar Chronicles.

Happy Reading !

Gizelle   βœ¨

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